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What is aawservice.exe?

Part of Ad-Aware Service Application by Lavasoft Limited

What is it?

Ad-Aware Service Application is part of Ad-Aware, an anti-spyware and anti-virus program developed by Lavasoft that detects and removes malware, spyware and adware on a user's computer. According to Lavasoft, Ad-Aware detects spyware, computer viruses, dialers, Trojans, bots, rootkits, data miners, aggressive advertising, parasites, browser hijackers, and tracking components.
Description of aawservice.exe from Lavasoft Limited
Built upon our legendary anti-spyware and antivirus protection, Ad-Aware real-time web-filtering technology safeguards your PC against phishing attacks and online scams, allowing you to stay protected on social networks and giving you the confidence you need to shop and bank online. It now features download protection (blocks malicious files before being written to disk), sandboxing (keeps unknown apps running in a virtual environment) and advanced detection.
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How does aawservice.exe run?

Service - aawservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service' (Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service runs as a standard Windows service loaded by the Windows Service Controller (services.exe).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the aawservice.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of aawservice.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is aawservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00319% CPU31876.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
61.2 MB RAM284.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\lavasoft\ad-aware\aawservice.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Ad-Aware Service Application .

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
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File details

File name: aawservice.exe
Name: Ad-Aware Service Application
Description: Ad-Aware Service Application
Version: 9, 0, 0, 0
Product version: 9, 0, 0, 0
Size: 1.66 MB
Original file name: AAWService.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0155226210%
Privileged CPU: 0.0123349399%
User CPU: 0.00318768109233%
Privileged CPU time: 403761.79 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 923,813,544
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 229.43 MB
Peak committed memory: 392.87 MB
Paged memory: 61.2 MB
Peak paged memory: 114.11 MB
Paged system memory: 197.23 KB
Non-paged system memory: 23.23 KB
Working set memory: 55.47 MB
Peak working set memory: 205.53 MB
Min working set memory: 40.48 MB
Private memory: 61.2 MB
Page faults: 8,705,425
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,319,792
Total read transfer: 309.69 MB
Total write operations: 1,813
Total write transfer: 651.78 KB
Total other operations: 8,019,182
Total other transfer: 19.27 MB
Handle count average: 874
Thread count average: 31
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe"

Service details

Name: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service
Service type: Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess
Description: “Ad-Aware Service”

Network connectivity

TCP: ip-70-38-25-72.static.privatedns.com on port 49492

Image hashes

MD5: 61323b88efe90f6b144a3611b3ed1d7d
SHA-1: 68d37c7a4948fad1b87c5c0bf7e24d186f00e93c
SHA-256: b43f18321c95328c7a4e011505e01f4545ca197669e7d1fc5108605b220e6bc1

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File packed: No
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