What does the adawarebp.exe file do?
The adawarebp.exe process is also known as Ad-Aware Browsing Protection and Anti-Phishing and is a part of Anti-phishing Domain Advisor or, as the case may be, Ad-Aware Browsing Protection. This software is produced by Lavasoft (www.lavasoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of adawarebp.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- adawarebp.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- adawarebp.exe 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)
- adawarebp.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module adawarebp.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about adawarebp.exe adawarebp.exe
adawarebp.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Adawarebp.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 554,384 bytes (17% of all these files), 558,672 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
The adawarebp file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. For this reason, 44% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A adawarebp.exe file has a 49% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 198,032 bytes (40% of all these files), 559,696 bytes, 197,288 bytes, 542,632 bytes or, as the case may be, 542,104 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This adawarebp program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. This adawarebp.exe process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness.
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 adawarebp.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 adawarebp?
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 Anti-phishing Domain Advisor or Ad-Aware Browsing Protection
To remove adawarebp.exe 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 Anti-phishing Domain Advisor or Ad-Aware Browsing Protection in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if adawarebp.exe (adawarebp.exe) 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 adawarebp.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for adawarebp.exe 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 adawarebp.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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