How to Remove “Ad-Aware.exe”

What is Ad-Aware.exe?

Ad-Aware.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Lavasoft Sweden. This process is known as Ad-Aware SE Core application and it belongs to the software Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.

Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of Ad-Aware.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by Ad-Aware.exe?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the Ad-Aware.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from Ad-Aware.exe malware?

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Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove Ad-Aware.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 29 January 2012 at 7:15 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable efd228551fac0313
4361f755645ad8c1
77902044
3b55dd2e76a75c63
f13a60b390e3f3a5
Application.
Win32.DomaIQ
.JIK
Yes N/A N/A United States N/A
2 Lavasoft Sweden Executable aef4f4d47d2c092d
ec14f9454161cc99
9c0f0087
f2179c9f91a263a8
933c70565e448411
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No 6.2.0.236 SE 106 United States N/A
3 N/A Executable b67b7cc51fd4c372
42dd7ec05ad2c225
fd5565a3
2b5e748e946f575e
1a6357b097d835b3
Application.
Win32.DomaIQ
.S
Yes N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 18 February 2010 at 10:34 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Lavasoft Limited Executable 82538217e0aefa5d
94418e662ebf2921
53131988
1b6fec13f98d6572
63c9a1c815b7f045
Yes 9, 0, 1, 0 9, 0, 1, 0 United States
2 Lavasoft Limited Executable d637baeaaf2887d5
f0806cee9c6f1c6a
e169b14f
60a68843f7a29195
ff0cadaabd46973f
Yes 9, 0, 1, 0 9, 0, 1, 0 Russian Federation
3 Lavasoft Limited Executable d637baeaaf2887d5
f0806cee9c6f1c6a
e169b14f
60a68843f7a29195
ff0cadaabd46973f
Yes 9, 0, 1, 0 9, 0, 1, 0 Germany
4 LavaSoft Executable 1717e47f8be62253
3beb0d31ec4be89a
c17ad077
e99ec7b990a339b3
2a2d581191389526
No 5.0.8.1 5.8 Internal Submission
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