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What is the adawareDx.dll component needed for?

Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.

The adawareDx.dll process is also known as Ad-Aware Security Add-on Link Library or, as the case may be, Ad-Aware Security Toolbar Link Library and is a part of Ad-Aware Security Add-on or, as the case may be, Ad-Aware Security Toolbar. This software is produced by Lavasoft (www.lavasoft.com) or, as the case may be, Visicom Media (www.visicommedia.com). An obsolete or defective version of adawareDx.dll 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 adawareDx.dll Ad-Aware Security Add-on Link Library

adawareDx.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. AdawareDx.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 87,440 bytes (27% of all these files), 116,248 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 6c97a91e-4524-4019-86af-2aa2d567bf5c. It can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. AdawareDx.dll was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. For this reason, 36% 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 adawareDx.dll. 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 adawareDx?

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 Security Add-on or Ad-Aware Security Toolbar

To remove Ad-Aware Security Add-on Link Library from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Ad-Aware Security Add-on or Ad-Aware Security Toolbar in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if adawareDx.dll (Ad-Aware Security Add-on Link Library) 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 Security Add-on Link Library. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Ad-Aware Security Add-on Link Library 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 adawareDx.dll 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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