What does the AAWTray.exe file do?
The AAWTray.exe process is also known as Ad-Aware Tray Application and is a part of Ad-Aware Tray Application or, as the case may be, Ad-Aware Tray Icon. This software is produced by Lavasoft (www.lavasoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of AAWTray.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Ad-Aware Tray Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Ad-Aware Tray Application has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AAWTray.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AAWTray.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AAWTray.exe Ad-Aware Tray Application
AAWTray.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file AAWTray.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,191,768 bytes (33% of all these files), 789,392 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,187,072 bytes.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. The AAWTray file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. AAWTray.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 7% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves AAWTray.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about AAWTray?
|AAWTray.exe - Lavasoft Tray for Ad-Aware. Based on the Lavasoft support forum, this application is only needed for Plus or Pro version of Ad-Aware. It appears that his process is not required for the free versions of Ad-Aware. It has been reported that this process has been removed from 220.127.116.11 and later versions of Ad-Aware free. (further information...) |
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How to uninstall Ad-Aware Tray Application or Ad-Aware Tray Icon
To remove Ad-Aware Tray Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Ad-Aware Tray Application or Ad-Aware Tray Icon in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if AAWTray.exe (Ad-Aware Tray Application) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Ad-Aware Tray Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Ad-Aware Tray Application or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or AAWTray.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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