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After raising $ 50 million earlier this year in a round of fianciamento the Malwarebytes security startup announced its first investment with the value. The company will acquire the AdwCleaner, program for removal of adware who has had over 200 million downloads on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. The value of purchase in however, it was not disclosed.

According to blog TechCrunch technology, AdwCleaner brand will be maintained by Malwarebytes for now. Over time, the plan is to gradually integrate the software in Malwarebyte’s product portfolio comprises solutions against malware, ransomware and exploits often not detected by antivirus .

“The AdwCleaner is particularly cruel in the way he picks up and destroys bloatware, adware and other ‘PUPS’ and we want to make it available to as many people as possible, both end consumers and businesses” said Marcin Kleczynski, CEO and founder of Malwarebytes.

The startup currently has 250 million end users and 10,000 corporate clients (small and medium enterprises)

. Source: TechCrunch

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