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What is adblocker.exe?

Part of AdBlocker by Lavasoft

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How does adblocker.exe run?

Process - adblocker.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. adblocker.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does adblocker.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - adblocker.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Lavasoft AdBlock' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware AdBlocker (Alpha)\AdBlocker.exe' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the adblocker.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of adblocker.exe users, 12.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is adblocker.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU71.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
65.49 MB RAM304.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
2,882 /min127.9%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              29 GDI objects19.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\lavasoft\ad-aware adblocker (alpha)\adblocker.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 AdBlocker.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (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: adblocker.exe
Publisher: Lavasoft (verified)
Name: AdBlocker
Description: AdBlocker
Size: 436.05 KB
Original file name: AdBlocker.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Lavasoft Limited
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 8/7/2013
Expiration date: 7/24/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001096949%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001025074%
User CPU: 0.00000718750062%
Privileged CPU time: 123615.19 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 55 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,914,911,383
CPU cycle count /min: 850,904,749
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 276.1 MB
Peak committed memory: 283.56 MB
Paged memory: 65.49 MB
Peak paged memory: 70.66 MB
Paged system memory: 368.35 KB
Non-paged system memory: 21.11 KB
Working set memory: 19.24 MB
Peak working set memory: 149.29 MB
Min working set memory: 8.62 MB
Private memory: 65.49 MB
Page faults: 373,982
Page faults /min: 166
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,935,161
Read operations /min: 859
Total read transfer: 365.95 MB
Read transfer /min: 1.98 MB
Total write operations: 4,559,989
Write operations /min: 2,023
Total write transfer: 201.24 MB
Write transfer /min: 91.42 KB
Total other operations: 28,483,142
Other operations /min: 12,637
Total other transfer: 282.14 MB
Other Transfer /min: 128.18 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 29
Peak GDI objects: 33
USER objects: 26
Peak USER objects: 29
Handle count average: 534
Thread count average: 27
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware AdBlocker (Alpha)\AdBlocker.exe"

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Lavasoft AdBlock
Command: C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware AdBlocker (Alpha)\AdBlocker.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 9753a7fc981a146f7254bfabfb40e02c
SHA-1: e4d4b83d88827e9801d3c60164e94984a78f5b47

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
Import Table
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