25,061,771 programs installed

Should I remove Ad-Aware Security Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,083
United States Rank #3,310
Reach 0.1040%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.02 days
767.66 days >
Average installed length: 403.34 days


VersionDistribution 32.49% 13.45% 1.96% 25.77% 3.64% 4.20% 14.01% 2.52% 1.68% 0.28%

Ad-Aware Security Toolbar

What is Ad-Aware Security Toolbar?

The Ad-Aware Security Toolbar for Intenet Explorer and Firefox is a Conduit OurToolbar Community smartbar. The Toolbar installs into your Internet browser and allows you to search the Internet with Community Toolbar that changes and redircts all of your search results as well as DNS errors, and modifies your home page.

About  (from Lavasoft)

Ad-Aware Security Toolbar is a free security software developed by Lavasoft, the makers of Ad-Aware. Built specifically for browsing protection, Ad-Aware Security Toolbar is a free browser plug-in that gives you safety advice as you surf, shop, bank, download and play online. Ad-Aware Security Toolbar constantly checks...  Read more
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

URL: toolbar.lavasoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\adawaretb
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\adawaretb\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ad-Aware Security Toolbar

Program module:adawareDx.dll
Name:Ad-Aware Security Toolbar
Ad-Aware Security Toolbar Link Library
Signed by:Lavasoft Limited
Path:C:\Program Files\adawaretb\adawareDx.dll
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Ad-Aware Security Toolbar (Ad-Aware Security Toolbar Uninstaller)
  • adawareDx.dll - Ad-Aware Security Toolbar Link Library
  • adawaretb.dll (by Visicom Media Inc)
  • ieUtils.exe (by Visicom Media) - ieUtils (ieUtils for Dynamic Toolbars)
  • dtUser.exe (by Visicom Media) - DTX broker

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • adawareDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ad-Aware Security Toolbar' with the class of {6c97a91e-4524-4019-86af-2aa2d567bf5c}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • adawareDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ad-Aware Security Toolbar' with the class of {6c97a91e-4524-4019-86af-2aa2d567bf5c}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • adawareDx.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Ad-Aware Security Toolbar' with a class of {6c97a91e-4524-4019-86af-2aa2d567bf5c} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dtUser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\adawaretb\dtUser.exe'.

How do I remove Ad-Aware Security Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Ad-Aware Security Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove Ad-Aware Security Toolbar from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall Ad-Aware Security Toolbar 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 Security Toolbar, 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 Security Toolbar.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Ad-Aware Security Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.71%
Windows Vista 18.49%
Windows XP 14.85%
Windows 8 1.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.45%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.65%
Windows 7 Professional 7.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.04%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.11%
  Germany 2.77%
  Canada 2.77%
  United Kingdom 1.66%
  Japan 1.48%
  Israel 1.48%
  Australia 1.11%
  Brazil 0.92%
  France 0.92%
  Thailand 0.74%
  Sweden 0.74%
  Austria 0.74%
  Belgium 0.55%
  Spain 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.20%
Dell 21.36%
Acer 13.00%
Toshiba 7.12%
Lenovo 4.95%
ASUS 4.33%
Gateway 3.41%
American Megatrends 3.10%
Intel 2.17%
Sony 1.55%
Sahara 1.24%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.52%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.89%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.58%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 1.26%
eMachines ET1331G 0.95%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 0.95%

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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