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11% remove it89% keep it
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Ad-aware 6 Personal


Ad-aware 6 Personal is a program developed by Lavasoft. The most used version is 6.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 installer includes 5 files and is usually about 3.96 MB (4,148,204 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 58% of users of Ad-aware 6 Personal come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lavasoftusa.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-aware 6
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\LAVASOFT\AD-AWA~2\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files1\LAVASOFT\AD-AWA~2\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 3.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ad-aware 6 Personal

  • Ad-aware.exe - Lavasoft Ad-aware Plus (Ad-aware 6 core application)
  • aawhelper.dll (by NS Computing AB)
  • Unwise.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{6768D28E-B6AC-49C5-988D-1DD310504E28}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Ad-aware 6 Personal?

You can uninstall Ad-aware 6 Personal 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-aware 6 Personal, 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-aware 6 Personal.

Win 7 (SP1) 37%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 39.78%
Windows XP 36.56%
Windows 10 16.13%
Windows Vista 7.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 36.26%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.68%
Windows 7 Professional 12.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.59%
Windows 10 Home 4.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.63%
  Germany 6.78%
  United Kingdom 5.08%
  France 3.39%
  Canada 2.54%
  Spain 2.54%
  Italy 2.54%
  Sweden 2.54%
  Austria 1.69%
  Australia 1.69%
  Chile 1.69%
  Hungary 1.69%
  Argentina 0.85%
  Belgium 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 30.91%
Dell 25.45%
Hewlett-Packard 14.55%
Gateway 7.27%
American Megatrends 5.45%
Sahara 3.64%
Samsung 3.64%
ASUS 1.82%
Common models
ASUS All Series 2.60%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.60%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.60%
WinFast C51GM03 1.30%
VIA K7VT4A+ 1.30%

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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