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AD Blocker

What is AD Blocker?  (from Anvisoft)

Every day, tens of thousands of people fall prey to virus attacks and online fraud. To give users much real-time protection, Anvisoft researched and developed this new program for PC users. It's powerful and innovative, which implements a number of filters that protect users from malicious and fishing sites. It monitor...  Read more


AD Blocker is a software program developed by Anvisoft. 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. The programs's main executable is adblockertray.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 6.65 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 12.54 MB (13,152,132 bytes). The installed file AutoUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 50% of users of AD Blocker come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.anvisoft.com/ad-blocker.html
Help link: www.anvisoft.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Anvisoft\Anvi Smart Defender\toolbox\adblocker\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Anvisoft\Anvi Smart Defender\toolbox\adblocker\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 12.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AD Blocker

Program executable:adblockertray.exe
Name:Anvi ADBlocker
Signed by:Anvei Technology Co.
Path:C:\Program Files\anvisoft\anvi smart defender\toolbox\adblocker\adblockertray.exe
Additional files:
  • BugReport.exe - Anvisoft Bug Report (Bug Report)
  • Swordfish.dll - Anvi Smart Defender (Swordfish Anti-Malware Engine)
  • ADBlockerSrv.exe
  • AutoUpdate.exe
  • RegisterDll.dll
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • sqlite3.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ADBlockerSrv.exe runs as a service named 'AD Blocker Service' (ADBlockerSrv).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ADBlockerTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ADBlocker' which loads as C:\Program Files\Anvisoft\Anvi Smart Defender\toolbox\adblocker\ADBlockerTray.exe -tray.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.65 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0349250908%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01375324%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02117185%
0.015104% average
Memory:54.52 MB
Total CPU:0.0002297026%
Kernel CPU:0.00014642%
User CPU:0.00008328%
CPU cycles/sec:570,478
I/O reads/min:10.89 KB
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove AD Blocker?

You can uninstall AD Blocker 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AD Blocker, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Blocker.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 10 6%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.41%
Windows XP 7.22%
Windows Vista 6.19%
Windows 10 6.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.43%
Windows 7 Professional 8.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.22%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.15%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.59%
  United Kingdom 8.94%
  Canada 4.07%
  Brazil 3.25%
  United Arab Emirates 2.44%
  Spain 2.44%
  France 2.44%
  Indonesia 2.44%
  Australia 1.63%
  Germany 1.63%
  Greece 1.63%
  Hungary 1.63%
  Iran 1.63%
  Taiwan 1.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.82%
Acer 20.59%
Dell 17.65%
ASUS 11.76%
Samsung 7.35%
American Megatrends 2.94%
Compaq 1.47%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.85%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.56%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 2.56%
HP G72 Notebook PC 2.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.56%
Toshiba NB305 1.28%


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