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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,248
United States Rank #5,773
Reach 0.1467%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.35 days
157.76 days >
Average installed length: 82.89 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.0.189.984 2.24%
6.0.14.85 0.05%
5.10.2051.6368 26.93%
5.10.2047.6364 0.05%
5.10.2037.6351 2.63%
5.10.2035.6350 0.73%
5.10.2025.6326 1.65%
5.10.2024.6316 0.15%
5.10.2021.6301 4.67%
5.10.2019.6293 1.90%
5.10.2017.6287 0.29%
5.10.2010.6262 5.54%
5.10.2004.6244 1.26%
5.10.1196.6219 2.14%
5.10.1195.6216 0.05%
5.10.1190.6188 3.60%
5.10.1186.6168 3.16%
5.10.1167.5997 7.88%
5.10.1164.5985 8.85%
5.10.1156.5925 2.63%
5.9.1081.5529 13.66%
5.9.1080.5519 0.63%
5.9.1073.5503 0.19%
5.8.1008.5204 4.04%
5.7.996.5118 0.97%
5.7.978.5041 0.10%
5.7.961.4978 0.10%
5.6.867.4578 0.15%
5.6.864.4574 0.53%
5.6.864.4572 0.53%
5.6.850.4498 1.12%
5.6.847.4482 0.15%
5.5.590.3465 0.92%
5.5.557.3275 0.05%
5.5.500.2934 0.29%
5.4.425.2526 0.05%
5.3.346.2114 0.05%
5.3.343.2100 0.05%
5.2.283.1827 0.05%

Adguard

What is Adguard?  (from Performix)

Adguard was developed using sophisticated heuristic algorithms and a wide range of filters that work perfectly in removing ads and popups. Once installed, Adguard silently works in the background and automatically protects you from ads and malicious websites. Though ad-blocking plugins are able to hide a part of advert...  Read more

Overview

Adguard is a software program developed by Performix. The most common release is 5.10.2051.6368, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 70 files and is usually about 7.35 MB (7,704,576 bytes). 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 29% of users of Adguard come from Russia, it is also popular in the United States and UA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: adguard.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\adguard
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C6FDD363-A185-45C3-B6DB-482A3EE354EF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.35 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adguard

  • Adguard.Commons.dll (by Insoft) - Adguard for Windows
  • Adguard.Db.dll (by Insoft)
  • Adguard.Domain.dll
  • Adguard.exe
  • Adguard.Filter.dll
  • Adguard.Html.dll
  • Adguard.Http.dll
  • Adguard.Network.dll
  • Adguard.Proxy.dll
  • Adguard.Safebrowsing.dll
  • Adguard.Service.dll
  • Adguard.TaskbarIcon.dll
  • Adguard.Tools.exe
  • Adguard.UI.dll
  • AdguardSvc.exe
  • adguard.agent.exe - Adguard Ad Blocker
  • adguard.lsp.exe
  • adguard.lsp64.exe
  • Adguard.Wfp.dll - Adguard Web Filter
  • AdguardRedirect.exe
  • AdguardRedirect64.exe
  • adguard.filter.resources.de.dll
  • adguard.filter.resources.dll
  • adguard.filter.resources.es.dll
  • adguard.filter.resources.ja.dll
  • adguard.filter.resources.pt.dll
  • adguard.filter.resources.ru.dll
  • adguard.filter.resources.sr.dll
  • adguard.ui.resources.de.dll
  • adguard.ui.resources.dll
  • adguard.ui.resources.es.dll
  • adguard.ui.resources.ja.dll
  • adguard.ui.resources.pt.dll
  • adguard.ui.resources.ru.dll
  • adguard.ui.resources.sr.dll
  • safebrowsing.dll - Safe Browsing .NET client
  • nfapi.dll - Adguard network driver api
  • ProtocolFilters.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Adguard.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{35757FBB-44DE-4065-A30D-F7CD524432A2}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • AdguardSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Adguard Service' (Adguard Service) "Adguard internet filtration service.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • Adguard.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Adguard' and executes as C:\Program Files\Adguard\Adguard.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Adguard.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adguard' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adguard\Adguard.exe".
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • AdguardSvc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adguard\AdguardSvc.exe'.
  • adguard.agent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adguard\Adguard.Agent.exe'.
  • adguard.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adguard\Adguard.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

adguard.exe
Memory:135.37 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0184024488%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00016285%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01823960%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Adguard?

Quickly and completely remove Adguard from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Adguard 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 Adguard, 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 Adguard.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#4,248

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.70%
Windows 8 44.69%
Windows XP 3.06%
Windows Vista 1.50%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.51%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.31%
Windows 8.1 8.84%
Windows 10 Home 7.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.52%
Windows 7 Professional 7.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.34% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 29.34%
  United States 29.07%
  UA 5.22%
  United Kingdom 5.08%
  Australia 2.18%
  India 1.96%
  Canada 1.87%
  Germany 1.83%
  France 1.60%
  Italy 1.43%
  Saudi Arabia 1.20%
  BY 1.11%
  Egypt 1.03%
  Kazakstan 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.40%
Acer 17.85%
Dell 14.07%
ASUS 13.26%
Lenovo 8.36%
GIGABYTE 7.88%
Samsung 5.39%
Toshiba 4.58%
MSI 0.96%
Intel 0.80%
American Megatrends 0.72%
Alienware 0.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.38%
ASUS All Series 4.55%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.19%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 3.64%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.37%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.37%

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