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Should I remove Ad-aware 6 Professional?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #41,625
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VersionDistribution 76.27% 23.73%

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Ad-aware 6 Professional


Ad-aware 6 Professional is a program developed by Lavasoft. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is Ad-aware.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 2.57 MB (2,690,187 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 33% of users of Ad-aware 6 Professional come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lavasoftusa.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-aware 6
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\Lavasoft\AD-AWA~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files1\Lavasoft\AD-AWA~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 2.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ad-aware 6 Professional

Program executable:Ad-aware.exe
Name:Lavasoft Ad-aware Plus
Ad-aware 6 core application
Path:C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-aware 6\Ad-aware.exe
Additional files:
  • Ad-aware.exe - Lavasoft Ad-aware Professional (Ad-aware 6 core application)
  • Ad-watch.exe - Ad-aware 6 (Ad-watch Monitor)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Ad-aware.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5A3E90B3-9CF5-4676-98C4-4190C5646A0E}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Ad-aware.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Ad-aware' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-aware 6\Ad-aware.exe" +c.

How do I remove Ad-aware 6 Professional?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.15%
Windows XP 30.51%
Windows 10 15.25%
Windows Vista 5.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 29.31%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.07%
Windows 7 Professional 10.34%
Windows 8.1 8.62%
Windows 8 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.84%
  United Kingdom 11.94%
  Australia 8.96%
  Italy 5.97%
  France 4.48%
  Canada 2.99%
  Israel 2.99%
  Netherlands 2.99%
  Norway 2.99%
  Sweden 2.99%
  Taiwan 2.99%
  Austria 1.49%
  BA 1.49%
  BZ 1.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.86%
Hewlett-Packard 17.14%
American Megatrends 14.29%
Acer 11.43%
Samsung 8.57%
Medion 5.71%
Gateway 2.86%
Lenovo 2.86%
Intel 2.86%
ASUS 2.86%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.44%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L850-16... 2.22%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.22%
TOSHIBA Satellite 5200 2.22%
Sony VGN-NW265F 2.22%
Sony VGN-FZ28T 2.22%

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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