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What is adawarebp.exe?

Part of Ad-Aware Browsing Protection by Lavasoft

What is it?

Ad-Aware Browsing Protection 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 adawarebp.exe from Lavasoft
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 adawarebp.exe run?

Process - adawarebp.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. adawarebp.exe is executed by the process ksafesvc.exe (Kingsoft PC Doctor by Kingsoft Security Co).

How does adawarebp.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - adawarebp.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Ad-Aware Browsing Protection' and the execution command '"C:\ProgramData\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe"' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the adawarebp.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of adawarebp.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is adawarebp.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00337% CPU33682.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
6.59 MB RAM30.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     77 /min3.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     6 context switches/sec6.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\ProgramData\ad-aware browsing protection\adawarebp.exe

What programs install adawarebp.exe?

Ad-Aware Browsing Protection by Lavasoft - The Ad-Aware Browsing Protection add-in changes the default search and home page URLs of the user's web browsers. Installs a Visicom toolbar in your Web browser that collects and stores information about your web bro
Program URL: toolbar.lavasoft.com/
Install path: C:\ProgramData\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection
Size: 1.18 MB

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About Lavasoft

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: adawarebp.exe
Publisher: Lavasoft (verified)
Name: Ad-Aware Browsing Protection
Description: Ad-Aware Browsing Protection
Version: 1, 0, 1, 31
Product version: 1.0
Size: 193.39 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: Lavasoft Limited

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0094712884%
Privileged CPU: 0.0061030039%
User CPU: 0.00336828447790%
Privileged CPU time: 2925.22 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 8 ms
CPU cycle count: 712,205,285
CPU cycle count /min: 218,428,520
Context switches /sec: 6
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 115.15 MB
Peak committed memory: 127.73 MB
Paged memory: 6.59 MB
Peak paged memory: 31.97 MB
Paged system memory: 175.27 KB
Non-paged system memory: 16.96 KB
Working set memory: 11.75 MB
Peak working set memory: 37.21 MB
Min working set memory: 10.49 MB
Private memory: 6.59 MB
Page faults: 144,742
Page faults /min: 777
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 13,830
Read operations /min: 76
Total read transfer: 165.88 MB
Read transfer /min: 928.76 KB
Total write operations: 246
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 2.58 MB
Write transfer /min: 8.37 KB
Total other operations: 139,544
Other operations /min: 760
Total other transfer: 1.62 MB
Other Transfer /min: 8.17 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 9
USER objects: 2
Peak USER objects: 2
Handle count average: 248
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Commands
"C:\ProgramData\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe"
"C:\ProgramData\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: Ad-Aware Browsing Protection
Command: "C:\ProgramData\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe"

Network connectivity

TCP: on port 1690
TCP: on port 50095

Image hashes

MD5: c5f1d82d9cc8979971cc748fcb2ee7ca
SHA-1: 3e5fb03e75d7f3f9450b16cde2b846d7a1f018ba
SHA-256: 7580ff135c12aae5be110a9949a842cfa4413c7e68186e81c8ff290e1c0ee26a

PE image details

File packed: No
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