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What does the Ad-AwareAdmin.exe file do?

The Ad-AwareAdmin.exe process is also known as Ad-Aware Admin Application and is a part of Ad-Aware. This software is produced by Lavasoft (www.lavasoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of Ad-AwareAdmin.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about Ad-AwareAdmin.exe Ad-Aware Admin Application

Ad-AwareAdmin.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Ad-AwareAdmin.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". The file size is 913,032 bytes.
You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This Ad-AwareAdmin program is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. The Ad-AwareAdmin file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Ad-AwareAdmin.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 26% 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 Ad-AwareAdmin.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 Ad-AwareAdmin?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall Ad-Aware

Ad-AwareAdmin.exe Ad-Aware Admin Application fix

To remove Ad-Aware Admin Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Ad-Aware in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if Ad-AwareAdmin.exe (Ad-Aware Admin 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 Admin Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Ad-Aware Admin 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 Ad-AwareAdmin.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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