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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,413
United States Rank #1,142
Reach 0.5712%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.69 days
226.88 days >
Average installed length: 119.21 days


11.10.767.8917 1.74%
11.9.696.8769 2.92%
11.9.662.8718 1.45%
11.8.586.8535 6.79%
11.7.485.8398 5.52%
11.6.306.7947 11.36% 10.37% 0.19%
11.4.6792.0 7.27%
11.3.6321.0 7.75%
11.2.5952.0 13.88%
11.1.5354.0 18.87%
11.1.5152.0 5.08%
11.0.4555.0 5.84%
11.0.4530.0 0.62%
11.0.4527.0 0.16%
11.0.4516.0 0.19%

Typically installed together

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Ad-Aware Antivirus


Ad-Aware Antivirus is a software program developed by Lavasoft. The most common release is 11.1.5354.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named adawareupdater.exe. The setup package generally installs about 73 files and is usually about 14.9 MB (15,620,975 bytes). The installed file AdAwareUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 57% of users of Ad-Aware Antivirus come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Lavasoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\common files\lavasoft\ad-aware antivirus\ad-aware antivirus updater\11.0.4527.0
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Ad-Aware Antivirus Updater\11.0.4527.0\AdAwareUpdater.exe" --uninstall
Estimated size: 14.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ad-Aware Antivirus

Program executable:adawareupdater.exe
Name:Ad-Aware Antivirus
Ad-Aware updater
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\lavasoft\ad-aware antivirus\ad-aware antivirus updater\11.0.4527.0\adawareupdater.exe
Additional files:
  • AdAwareIncompatibles.dll - Ad-Aware Antivirus (Ad-Aware incompatibles)
  • AdAwareUpdaterDefaultSkin.dll - Ad-Aware updater default skin
  • AdAwareWebInstaller.exe - Ad-Aware web installer
  • DllStorage.dll - Dll Storage
  • HtmlFramework.dll - Html framework
  • Localization.dll - Localization framework
  • Logger.dll - Logger
  • Statistics.dll - Statistics
  • OEMUninstall.dll (by BitDefender) - OEMUninstall Dynamic Link Library
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • cryptopp.dll (by Wei Dai) - Crypto++® Library (Crypto++® Library DLL)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • htmlayout.dll (by Terra Informatica Software,, British Columbia, Canada) - HTMLayout (HTMLayout - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)
  • zlib.dll - zlib data compression and ZIP file I/O library
  • AdAwareInstaller.dll
  • boost_date_time-vc100-mt-1_53.dll
  • boost_filesystem-vc100-mt-1_53.dll
  • boost_locale-vc100-mt-1_53.dll
  • boost_program_options-vc100-mt-1_53.dll
  • boost_regex-vc100-mt-1_53.dll
  • boost_system-vc100-mt-1_53.dll
  • boost_thread-vc100-mt-1_53.dll
  • libssh2.dll
  • pugixml.dll
  • RCF.dll

How do I remove Ad-Aware Antivirus?

Quickly and completely remove Ad-Aware Antivirus from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Ad-Aware Antivirus from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Ad-Aware Antivirus, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Ad-Aware Antivirus.

Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.42%
Windows 8 35.10%
Windows Vista 4.99%
Windows XP 4.46%
Windows 8.1 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.09%
Windows 8.1 16.42%
Windows 7 Professional 10.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.29%
Windows 10 Home 5.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.04%
  United Kingdom 6.50%
  Germany 4.50%
  Canada 4.17%
  France 3.98%
  Sweden 2.38%
  Australia 2.28%
  Italy 1.74%
  Netherlands 1.68%
  Belgium 1.20%
  Brazil 0.95%
  Spain 0.87%
  Norway 0.76%
  Israel 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.56%
Dell 21.89%
Acer 16.41%
ASUS 9.93%
Toshiba 7.87%
Lenovo 4.48%
Samsung 3.30%
Intel 1.39%
MSI 0.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.29%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.17%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.44%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.20%
ASUS All Series 3.71%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.22%

About Lavasoft

Lavasoft is a development company that produces anti-spyware software, most known for Ad-Aware.
Publisher URL: www.lavasoft.com

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Daveover a year ago
Great program. So far, it's my favourite AV, and that is saying something.