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Should I remove Ad-Aware SE Plus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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Ad-Aware SE Plus

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

With its award-winning technology, Ad-Aware Plus Edition puts you in complete control. It offers you the highest level of protection from both known and unknown threats such as data-mining, aggressive advertising, parasites, scumware, selected traditional Trolans, dialers, malware, browser hijackers and tracking compon...  Read more


Ad-Aware SE Plus is a program developed by Lavasoft. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is ad-aware.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 20.78 MB (21,793,994 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 67% of users of Ad-Aware SE Plus come from the United States, it is also popular in Israel and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lavasoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Plus
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: 20.78 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Ad-Aware SE Plus

Program executable:ad-aware.exe
Name:Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE
Ad-Aware SE Core application
Path:C:\Program Files\lavasoft\ad-aware se plus\ad-aware.exe
Additional files:
  • Ad-Watch.exe - Ad-Aware SE (Ad-Watch System Protector)
  • unregaaw.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F881C818-B482-4061-9C95-F8D0A8DE8A02}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Ad-Watch.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AWMON' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Professional\Ad-Watch.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Ad-Watch.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AWMON' which loads as "C:\Program Files1\Lavasoft\AD-AWA~1\Ad-Watch.exe".

How do I remove Ad-Aware SE Plus?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 8 6%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.11%
Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 8 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 29.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.65%
Windows 8.1 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Israel 12.50%
  United Kingdom 8.33%
  Belgium 4.17%
  Romania 4.17%
  Canada 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Sahara 13.33%
Toshiba 6.67%
Acer 6.67%
ASUS 6.67%
MSI 6.67%
Lenovo 6.67%
Intel 6.67%
Common models
MSI MS-7592 6.67%
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LENOVO 10150 6.67%
HP-Pavilion AY020AA-ABA p... 6.67%

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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