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Should I remove Ad Annihilator?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,347
United States Rank #23,314
Reach 0.0034%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.36 days
276.03 days >
Average installed length: 145.03 days


2.5 97.87%
2.4.9 2.13%

Ad Annihilator


Ad Annihilator is a software program developed by Ad Annihilator Software. The most common release is 2.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 3.05 MB (3,201,908 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 77% of users of Ad Annihilator come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and MA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adannihilator.com
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ad Annihilator
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\ADANNI~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\ADANNI~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 3.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ad Annihilator

  • AdAnnihilator.dll - Ad Annihilator

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • AdAnnihilator.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ad Annihilator Kernel' with the class of {15BB258F-B477-4DF6-A4E7-65EA4B016CB0}.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • AdAnnihilator.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called '&[Documents]' with a class of {0CBD137F-EDAB-4C6B-82FF-581EA7EB3172}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • AdAnnihilator.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {BB15D76F-6189-4c89-A9F8-CED4F9D01328}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • AdAnnihilator.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '&Ad Annihilator' with the class of {A1C18A7B-55E9-4DA3-A880-D112C791A9D8}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • AdAnnihilator.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named '&Ad Annihilator' with a class of {A1C18A7B-55E9-4DA3-A880-D112C791A9D8}.
  • AdAnnihilator.dll runs as a service named 'SessionLauncher' (SessionLauncher).

How do I remove Ad Annihilator?

Quickly and completely remove Ad Annihilator 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 Annihilator 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 Annihilator, 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 Annihilator.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Ad Annihilator you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 7 2%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.21%
Windows 8 19.15%
Windows Vista 10.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.83%
Windows 7 Professional 10.87%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.70%
Windows 8.1 8.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.52%
Windows 7 Starter 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.92%
  United Kingdom 10.77%
  MA 1.54%
  Ecuador 1.54%
  Australia 1.54%
  India 1.54%
  Indonesia 1.54%
  Philippines 1.54%
  Iran 1.54%
  Malaysia 1.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.56%
Hewlett-Packard 31.11%
Acer 11.11%
ASUS 8.89%
Toshiba 6.67%
Lenovo 4.44%
Common models
Dell Studio XPS 8100 6.82%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.82%
Hewlett-Packard 610-1030y 4.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite L75-B 2.27%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C870-15... 2.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855 2.27%


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