Malwarebytes eats upstart

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Anti-malware biz Malwarebytes has acquired French anti-adware startup AdwCleaner.

AdwCleaner, which boasts 200 million downloads, was founded in 2011 by three 17-year-old French students. Its technology offers protection against potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).

Jérôme Boursier and Corentin Chepeau – two of AdwCleaner’s founders – will join Malwarebytes in engineering and research roles. Financial terms of the deal, announced Wednesday, were not disclosed. ®

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