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What is ad-awareadmin.exe?

Part of Ad-Aware Admin Application by Lavasoft

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How does ad-awareadmin.exe run?

Process - ad-awareadmin.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. ad-awareadmin.exe is executed by the process taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft).

How does ad-awareadmin.exe start?

Scheduled task - ad-awareadmin.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Ad-Aware Update (Weekly)'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the ad-awareadmin.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of ad-awareadmin.exe users, 23.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ad-awareadmin.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU140.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.74 MB RAM8.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\lavasoft\ad-aware\ad-awareadmin.exe

Are there other versions of Ad-Aware Admin Application ...?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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 Admin Application .

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
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File details

File name: ad-awareadmin.exe
Publisher: Lavasoft (verified)
Name: Ad-Aware Admin Application
Description: Ad-Aware Admin Application
Version: 8, 2, 2, 0
Product version: 8, 2, 2, 0
Size: 881.06 KB
Original file name: Ad-AwareAdmin.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Lavasoft AB
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/9/2008
Expiration date: 10/11/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000420715%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000280477%
User CPU: 0.00001402382612%
Privileged CPU time: 62.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 151,782,237
CPU cycle count /min: 82,434
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 44.34 MB
Peak committed memory: 44.34 MB
Paged memory: 1.74 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.74 MB
Paged system memory: 84.45 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.95 KB
Working set memory: 332 KB
Peak working set memory: 4.88 MB
Min working set memory: 48 KB
Private memory: 1.74 MB
Page faults: 4,494
Page faults /min: 2
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 13
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 42.58 KB
Read transfer /min: 24 Bytes
Total other operations: 285
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 2.67 KB
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Handle count average: 45
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Ad-AwareAdmin.exe" update all silent

Scheduled task details

Name: Ad-Aware Update (Weekly)
Command: \Ad-Aware Update (Weekly)

Image hashes

MD5: d6814b567d8c7884dcc342c20f87fb70
SHA-1: 10ef09c9345b3dfb433deb1cdbb7843453d19263
SHA-256: 3d63abbac9b54f82d27417bdd47b96d0c86ff63c20984b70dd9412cdd576e3fa

PE image details

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