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Should I remove AdFender?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
17% remove it83% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #4,195
United States Rank #3,764
Reach 0.1702%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.76 days
228.81 days >
Average installed length: 120.22 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.80 7.71%
1.75 46.75%
1.60 38.53%
1.50 7.02%

AdFender

What is AdFender?  (from AdFender)

AdFender is a free and effective ad blocking solution. It removes clutter from web pages such as expanding banner ads, flash ads and blocks other intrusive in-your face advertisements. AdFender runs unobtrusively in the background and help you surf faster saving valuable bandwidth. It works with all leading web browser...  Read more

Overview

AdFender is a software program developed by AdFender. The most common release is 1.75, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry enrty for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 programs's main executable is adfender.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 12.67 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 4.42 MB (4,632,353 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 52% of users of AdFender come from the United States, it is also popular in Poland and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adfender.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\adfender
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\AdFender\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 4.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AdFender

Program executable:adfender.exe
Name:AdFender
Signed by:AdFender
Path:C:\Program Files\adfender\adfender.exe
MD5:9e42b87c09bcc25a8eb0592b71c24792
Additional files:
  • AdProxy.dll - AdFender (AdFender Proxy Module)
  • AdUtils.dll - AdFender Utils Module
  • AFHook.exe - AdFender Inject Module
  • AFHook32.dll - AdFender Hook Module
  • AFHook64.dll
  • ProxyCon.dll - AdFender Connect Module
  • SConfig.dll - AdFender Config Module
  • uninst.exe - AdFender Installer Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AdFender.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C2FE0989-8FAB-4005-B093-AA979E6E927D}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • AdFender.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AdFender' and executes as C:\Program Files\AdFender\AdFender.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • AdFender.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AdFender\AdFender.exe'.
Network connections
  • AdFender.exe connects to p3nlhg356c1356.shr.prod.phx3.secureserver.net (50.63.70.1 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

adfender.exe
Memory:12.67 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002501165%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00020558%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004453%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:766,463
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:11
70 average
I/O reads/min:268 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:250 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove AdFender?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 17%
Keep it 83%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.49%
Windows 8 13.70%
Windows XP 12.84%
Windows Vista 4.97%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.54%
Windows 7 Professional 11.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.78%
Windows 8 Pro 3.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.48%
  Poland 7.14%
  United Kingdom 5.98%
  Canada 2.62%
  IQ 2.33%
  DK 2.04%
  MA 1.60%
  Egypt 1.46%
  India 1.31%
  Iran 1.17%
  Italy 1.17%
  France 1.02%
  Australia 1.02%
  DZ 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.29%
Acer 19.07%
Dell 18.29%
ASUS 6.23%
Toshiba 5.84%
GIGABYTE 5.25%
Lenovo 4.09%
Samsung 3.50%
Intel 2.92%
American Megatrends 2.92%
Sony 2.14%
Gateway 1.56%
Common models
FUJITSU ESPRIMO P2760 2.18%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.98%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.79%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.59%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.59%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.19%

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Arizonagramma12 months ago
Free version never worked on my computer after installation. Zero blocks after having it a month.