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: 25 July 2008 at 11:38 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 1cc827417e109080
806a425b3ac8ce8b
08c3ea8e
76b0f55a6c890161
ae02df47a88c22c8
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 6.2.0.236 SE 106 Taiwan N/A
3 N/A Executable 20782da8ed160c0b
650895567c839356
ca932883
11605f29d297505b
ba24857d19cc74a5
Virus.Win32.
Virut.AT
No N/A N/A Finland N/A
4 Lavasoft Executable f216366e76c26fea
e3b34e83de123965
e2f77f85
0b4d88b594fe761e
68bb45a6fc82e86b
Unclassified
Malware
No 8, 0, 0, 0 8, 0, 0, 0 Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 10:38 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Lavasoft Sweden Executable b3db2d21879bd791
bcb43a16fc8f9409
003433ea
75979f32ffe257b5
44d0da158bc3169e
No 6.2.0.161 VI.Second
Edition
India
2 Lavasoft Executable c6d887ac6e805f56
92610c7cd9d41e56
9523b6af
22cdfba5d17849ae
67592faa66aa2327
Yes 8, 0, 0, 0 8, 0, 0, 0 Philippines
3 Lavasoft AB Executable 932ef2f4363c8be7
d4b37f3b81d812e0
183ee264
5111c5825cfb04f7
f3e3ecb86250c4c5
Yes 7.1.0.12 7.1.0.12 Canada
4 Lavasoft AB Executable 5c4d3ad421ca55f7
9bffa60c97fddae6
58edd45f
e723cf33c4913510
f3e6ffaf3d084b72
Yes 7.1.0.8 7.1.0.8 Czech Republic
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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