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What is Ad-Aware Security Toolbar?

By Lavasoft

What is it?

The Ad-Aware Security Toolbar 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 browsing habits and sends this information to Visicom via applicationstat.com so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. Ad-Aware Security Toolbar will also modify the web browser settings for DNS error pages, error 404 page, the address bar search and the default search provider.
Download Boost and enjoy your PC. Remove Ad-Aware Security Toolbar from your PC.

Why should I uninstall Ad-Aware Security Toolbar?

Removing unwanted toolbars is usually a good idea. Ad-Aware Security Toolbar, like other web browser extensions, can potentially have adverse effect on your web browser's and overall PC's performance and stability.
Typical installation path: C:\Program Files\adawaretb\
Description from Lavasoft
Ad-Aware Security Toolbar protects you from dangerous websites. By checking in real-time URL against a constantly updated list of suspected malware and phishing sites, Ad-Aware Toolbar lets you explore the web safely. Ad-Aware Security Toolbar protects you while you browse the web. Every URL is carefully scanned in real-time against a constantly updated list of suspected malware and phishing sites. If you click on a dangerous link while browsing the web or while reading an e-mail, Ad-Aware Security Toolbar will immediately warn you of the site's risk status.
Publisher about URL: http://toolbar.lavasoft.com/

Ad-Aware Security Toolbar technical details

Name:                   Ad-Aware Security Add-on
Publisher: Lavasoft Limited
Type: Toolbar
Class ID: {6C97A91E-4524-4019-86AF-2AA2D567BF5C}
File: adawareDx.dll
Folder: C:\Program Files\adawaretb

Name: Ad-Aware Security Add-on
Publisher: Lavasoft Limited
Type: Browser Helper Object
Class ID: {6C97A91E-4524-4019-86AF-2AA2D567BF5C}
File: adawareDx.dll
Folder: C:\Program Files\adawaretb
Files installed by Ad-Aware Security Toolbar
  1. adawareDx.dll
  2. adawaretb.dll
  3. dtUser.exe
  4. ieUtils.exe
  5. uninstall.exe
Other programs by Lavasoft
  1. Ad-Aware Browsing Protection
  2. Ad-Aware Security Add-on
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 titled Ad‐Aware Free Antivirus+ and three commercial versions called, Ad‐Aware Personal Security, and Ad-Aware Pro Security. Other Lavasoft products include Lavasoft Digital Lock, Lavasoft File Shredder, Lavasoft Privacy Toolbox, and Lavasoft Registry Tuner. Lavasoft’s headquarters has been located in Gothenburg, Sweden, since 2002. Nicolas Stark and Ann-Christine Akerlund established the company in Germany in 1999 with its flagship Ad-Aware product. Lavasoft was, in January 2011, acquired by the Solaria Fund. More about Lavasoft...
Lavasoft web site: www.lavasoft.com
Files installed by Lavasoft
  1. adblocker.resources.dll (AdBlocker by Lavasoft Limited)
  2. adblocker.exe (AdBlocker by Lavasoft Limited)
  3. adawareshellextension.dll (Ad-Aware Antivirus by Lavasoft Limited)
  4. adawaretray.exe (Ad-Aware Antivirus by Lavasoft Limited)
  5. adawareservice.exe (Ad-Aware Antivirus by Lavasoft Limited)
  6. searchprotection.exe (Search Protection by Lavasoft Limited)
  7. lavamessage.dll (Lavasoft LavaMessage by Lavasoft AB)
  8. ceapi.dll (CEAPI Dynamic Link Library by Lavasoft AB)
  9. lavalicense.dll (LavaLicense Desktop by Lavasoft AB)
  10. resources.dll (Ad-Aware Resources by Lavasoft AB)
  11. ad-awareadmin.exe (Ad-Aware Admin Application by Lavasoft AB)
  12. aawtray.exe (Ad-Aware Tray Application by Lavasoft AB)
  13. aawservice.exe (Ad-Aware Service Application by Lavasoft AB)
  14. adawarebp.dll (Anti-phishing Domain Advisor by Lavasoft Limited)
  15. adawarebp.exe (Anti-phishing Domain Advisor by Lavasoft Limited)
  16. adawarebp.dll (Ad-Aware Browsing Protection by Lavasoft Limited)
  17. adawarebp.exe (Ad-Aware Browsing Protection by Lavasoft Limited)
Lavasoft policies
The following can be found in Lavasoft's privacy policies and terms of service:
BY PROCEEDING TO INSTALL THE Add-on, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND ACCEPT THAT, UPON ITS INSTALLATION, THE Add-on WILL MODIFY THE SETTINGS OF YOUR BROWSER CON

How to Automatically Uninstall Ad-Aware Security Toolbar (with Boost)

  1. If you you do not have Boost installed yet, download Boost and enjoy your PC.

  2. Open Boost by either double-clicking the Boost icon in your notification area next to your PC's clock, or single-clicking the Boost icon and clicking the Open Boost button on the top left of the Boost notification window.

  3. If you are not currently on the My PC screen of the main Boost window, click the My PC tab.

  4. Click the Optimize programs button , this will launch the Program Optimization screen.

  5. Locate the program in the list called Ad-Aware Security Toolbar by Lavasoft. (The program could be listed under any of the section such as Uninstall Recommended, Possible Uninstall, etc. based on how well Ad-Aware Security Toolbar performs on your PC.)

    Ad-Aware Security Toolbar by Lavasoft

  6. To the right of the list item, click the Uninstall button and Boost will completely remove Ad-Aware Security Toolbar from your PC.

How to Manually Uninstall Ad-Aware Security Toolbar (with Windows)

Use Add/Remove Programs control panel in Windows makes to uninstall Ad-Aware Security Toolbar. Follow the appropriate instructions below to use this control panel.
Windows 7
  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.

  2. In Large or Small icon view, click Programs and Features. If you're using Category view, under "Programs", click Uninstall a program.

  3. Select Ad-Aware Security Toolbar from the list of programs, and click Uninstall. Alternatively, right-click the program and select Uninstall.

Windows Vista
  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.

  2. In Classic View, double-click Programs and Features. In Control Panel Home view, under "Programs", click Uninstall a program.

  3. Select Ad-Aware Security Toolbar from the program list, and click Uninstall. Alternatively, right-click the program and select Uninstall.

Windows XP
  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.

  2. Click the Add or Remove Programs icon.

  3. Select Ad-Aware Security Toolbar from the list of programs and click Remove.

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