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What is adawareservice.exe?

Part of Ad-Aware Antivirus Service by Lavasoft Limited

What is it?

Ad-Aware Antivirus Service 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 adawareservice.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 adawareservice.exe run?

Service - adawareservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Ad-Aware Service' (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. Ad-Aware Service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the adawareservice.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of adawareservice.exe users, 24.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is adawareservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU225.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     2.13 MB RAM9.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\ad-aware antivirus\adawareservice.exe

Are there other versions of Ad-Aware Antivirus Service?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)

About Lavasoft Limited

Lavasoft is a software development company that produces anti‐spyware software, including Ad‐Aware. The company offers a free, downloadable version of Ad‐Aware More...
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File details

File name: adawareservice.exe
Publisher: Lavasoft Limited (verified)
Name: Ad-Aware Antivirus Service
Description: Ad-Aware Antivirus Service
Version: 10,5,3,4405
Size: 1.18 MB
Original file name: Ad-Aware Antivirus Service.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Lavasoft Limited
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000399774%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000174366%
User CPU: 0.00002254078562%
Privileged CPU time: 78 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 411,428,602
CPU cycle count /min: 459,478
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 52.71 MB
Peak committed memory: 71.84 MB
Paged memory: 2.13 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.4 MB
Paged system memory: 92.75 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.62 KB
Working set memory: 5 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.35 MB
Min working set memory: 4.27 MB
Private memory: 2.13 MB
Page faults: 5,288
Page faults /min: 6
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 876
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 74.78 KB
Read transfer /min: 18 Bytes
Total write operations: 120
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 57.72 KB
Write transfer /min: 18 Bytes
Total other operations: 982
Other operations /min: 2
Total other transfer: 20.45 KB
Other Transfer /min: 34 Bytes
Handle count average: 128
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Ad-Aware Antivirus\AdAwareService.exe"

Service details

Name: Ad-Aware Service
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Ad-Aware Service”

Image hashes

MD5: ae1671a3c798a3467de5e7dd12179803
SHA-1: 080a43466e9b6afa73f20674374353795447ec01
SHA-256: 102dcd7552f27ab8b55c61601208705538f60afdb81f8c3d0a82f575ddcf808a

PE image details

File packed: No
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