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4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,464
United States Rank #18,930
Reach 0.0097%


VersionDistribution 14.36% 21.81% 18.62% 4.26% 10.11% 7.98% 10.64% 5.32% 6.91%

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Ad-Aware 2007

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What is Ad-Aware 2007?  (from Lavasoft)

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Ad-Aware 2007 is a software program developed by Lavasoft. The most common release is, 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 primary executable is named Icon0E6AB9FC.exe. The setup package generally installs about 26 files and is usually about 22.17 MB (23,249,936 bytes). The installed file update.dll 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 XP and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 49% of users of Ad-Aware 2007 come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lavasoft.com
Help link: www.lavasoftsupport.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{DED53B0B-B67C-4244-AE6A-D6FD3C28D1EF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 22.17 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Ad-Aware 2007

Program executable:Icon0E6AB9FC.exe
Additional files:
  • AWCCommunicatorDLL.dll - AWCCommunicator Dynamic Link Library
  • CookieBlocker.dll - CookieBlocker Dynamic Link Library
  • ProcessWatch.dll - ProcessWatch Dynamic Link Library
  • AWRegWatchDLL.dll - AWRegWatch Dynamic Link Library (Ad-Watch Real-Time Registry Protection)
  • CEAPI.dll - CEAPI Dynamic Link Library
  • AWCoreComm.dll - AdWatch Core Communicator (Ad-Watch Real-Time CoreEngine Communicator)
  • HostFileEditor.exe - Lavasoft Hosts File Edit (Hosts File Editing Tool)
  • aawservice.exe - Ad-Aware 2007 Service
  • AAWTray.exe - AAWTray Application
  • Ad-Aware2007.exe - Ad-Aware 2007 Pro
  • AWProcessWatch.dll - AdWatch Processes (Ad-Watch Real-Time Process Protection)
  • lsupdatemanager.exe - Update Manager
  • upmanager.dll
  • ProcessWatch.exe - Process Watch
  • lavalicense.dll - LavaLicense (License solution for Ad-Aware 2007 (desktop edition))
  • Ad-Watch2007.exe - Ad-Watch 7 (Ad-Watch Realtime Malware Protection)
  • update.dll - Update Dynamic Link Library
  • PKArchive84cb.dll (by PKWARE) - PKWARE Archive API (PKWARE Archive API - CryptoAPI)
  • AAWLic.exe - AAWLic
  • unrar.dll - RAR decompression library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Ad-Aware2007.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DC2EEA81-2CE9-4B60-9E80-7E81AA46FD41}' (runs on registration).
  • aawservice.exe runs as a service named 'Ad-Aware 2007 Service' (aawservice) "Ad-Aware service".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • Ad-Watch2007.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Ad-Watch' which loads as C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\Ad-Watch2007.exe.
  • AAWTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AAWTray' which loads as C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\AAWTray.exe.

How do I remove Ad-Aware 2007?

Quickly and completely remove Ad-Aware 2007 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Ad-Aware 2007 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 2007, 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 2007.

Win XP 40%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 43.09%
Windows Vista 30.32%
Windows 7 20.21%
Windows 10 6.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 42.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 21.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.97%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.32%
Windows Vista Business 3.24%
Windows 7 Professional 3.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.36%
  France 4.72%
  United Kingdom 4.72%
  Israel 3.86%
  Canada 3.86%
  Australia 2.15%
  Spain 2.15%
  Germany 2.15%
  Norway 1.72%
  Mexico 1.72%
  Netherlands 1.72%
  Italy 1.72%
  Belgium 1.29%
  Greece 1.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.71%
Hewlett-Packard 15.89%
Toshiba 13.08%
Acer 12.15%
Intel 7.48%
American Megatrends 5.61%
Sahara 2.80%
Sony 0.93%
Lenovo 0.93%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 2.73%
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 2.73%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 2.73%
Dell Inspiron 660s 2.73%
TOSHIBA Satellite L40 1.82%
Dell Dell DXP061 1.82%

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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