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Should I remove Ad-Aware SE Personal?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,761
United States Rank #12,024
Reach 0.0282%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.52 days
251.41 days >
Average installed length: 132.10 days


1.06 77.27%

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Ad-Aware SE Personal

What is Ad-Aware SE Personal?  (from Lavasoft)

Built upon our legendary anti-spyware and antivirus protection, Ad-Aware Personal Security provides a complete set of anti-phishing features and real-time web-filtering technology that safeguards your PC against phishing attacks and online scams, giving you the confidence you need to shop and bank online. Scans your d...  Read more


Ad-Aware SE Personal is a software program developed by Lavasoft. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named Ad-Aware.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.66 MB (2,789,525 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 41% of users of Ad-Aware SE Personal come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lavasoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Personal
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\LAVASOFT\AD-AWA~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files1\LAVASOFT\AD-AWA~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 2.66 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ad-Aware SE Personal

Program executable:Ad-Aware.exe
Name:Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE
Ad-Aware SE Core application
Path:C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Personal\Ad-Aware.exe
Additional files:
  • Ad-Aware.exe - Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE (Ad-Aware SE Core application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F881C818-B482-4061-9C95-F8D0A8DE8A02}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Ad-Aware SE Personal?

Quickly and completely remove Ad-Aware SE Personal 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 SE Personal 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 SE Personal, 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 SE Personal.

Win XP 53%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 57.68%
Windows 7 26.70%
Windows Vista 10.08%
Windows 8 5.29%
Windows Server 2003 0.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 57.25%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.47%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.96%
Windows 7 Professional 5.70%
Windows 8.1 2.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.34%
  France 6.28%
  United Kingdom 5.63%
  Germany 4.76%
  Canada 4.11%
  Italy 3.90%
  Belgium 3.68%
  Netherlands 3.68%
  Australia 2.81%
  Spain 2.81%
  Israel 2.81%
  Poland 2.38%
  Brazil 1.52%
  Russia 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.41%
Hewlett-Packard 19.40%
American Megatrends 12.07%
Sahara 11.21%
Intel 9.48%
Acer 9.05%
ASUS 5.17%
Toshiba 3.45%
MSI 1.29%
Common models
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 2.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.33%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 2.33%
MEDIONPC MS-7091 2.33%

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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