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I'll do a search later and see if I can find were we've discussed this before._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________After doing a quick search I found this post talking about adaware always running. The last update had a glitch, so it maybe stuck running.Adwatch on the other hand does stay running. They can disable antivirus programs, but then adwatch is still running.I'll have look further into this. If you manually stop the process, it restarts itself grabbing more memory.

Please, protect your computer from static electricity when you remove dust. You might try to use prime95 to see what happens when the processor is under heavy load: http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/ If the As far as I can tell, it doesn't grab much spyware - but it does nail cookies -- a function that Windows has without the memory drain Tracey it stops XP If you're that bothered you can set the service to be started manually, but if you try to use ad-Aware without starting the service then it wouldn't work. Edited by Percival, 27 September 2008 - 12:57 PM.

Is aawservice.exe harmful? Register now! Many antivirus programs investigates every opened file and if Nod32 is doing that it means that every file that Ad-Aware opens Nod32 will open too. Back to top #11 boris79 boris79 Newbie Members 5 posts Posted 28 October 2011 - 08:15 AM Hi all, I have also the same problem when I try to do full

An example would be "svchost.exe" - which doesn't appear in either under normal conditions but does via CTRL+ALT+DEL. I can understand that if is running when spyware is detected and I am notified by that service. CPU is to high, and my machine goes to sleep, again and again. One user is not sure about it.

A safe way to stop these errors is to uninstall the application and run a system scan to automatically identify any PC issues. One user rated it as not so dangerous. 6users rated it as neutral. 3users rated it as little bit dangerous. 2users rated it as dangerous. Run Security Task Manager to check your AAWService process 2. page Lavasoft is located in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Brewster Back to top #19 casey_boy casey_boy Volunteer Helper/Moderator Volunteer Security Advisor 3565 posts Posted 16 January 2009 - 10:30 AM It is and FYI it's due out in 4days! However, before you proceed to make the aforementioned changes, we recommend you backup your system files and registry settings. If you have another antivirus program installed, it is possible that that antivirus program checks every file that Ad-Aware opens, and that behaviour will prolong the scan and increase CPU usage. Recommended: Click here for instant PC assistance for AAWSERVICE related errors.

Lavasoft informed John When I boot up my computer it hogs the memory usage more than any other application, according to the task manager. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/aawservice.exe-23192.html That's an awful lot of memory for doing nothing, and it has to load at every startup. First released in 1999, Ad-Aware Free has been downloaded over 381 million times. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Click to Run a Free Scan for AAWService.exe related errors Users Opinions Average user rating of AAWService.exe: based on 22 votes. When I try to kill it it restarts. Slowed down, made video's jerky until I switched off Ad -Aware, then everything OK.. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware Process name: Ad-Aware Service Product: Ad-Aware Support: Help link Update link Uninstall tool Company: Lavasoft (lavasoft.com) File: AAWService.exe The working horse of

Almost all of it is on the page file, but it has to be loaded anyway. (And even the page file has it limits.)If you invested in hardware capable of running Click the Processes tab in the Windows Task Manager window. In the Open box, type msconfig and press Enter to open the System Configuration Utility dialog box. but I don't trust it because of the above.

The file size is 587,096bytes. All you need to do is remove this process from your startup programs. It still does not explain why that service is running in the background when AAW is not used ...

Even I put AA9.6 in the background, I have sam results.

You cannot stop it in task manager as it simply starts up again automatically and re-starting your PC makes no difference at all. Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Ad-Aware come up, you can go to the support area of the Lavasoft website, find out if there is a newer version available or uninstall not in here and not in the Help of the program itself. Security Rating: --- don't know --- 1 (not dangerous) 2 3 (neutral) 4 5 (dangerous) Your opinion about this file: Web page with more details: Your first name: More process

of AA 9.6. Michael Holt It's lavasoft adaware antivirus. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. If AAWService.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 40% dangerous.

Back to top #9 Txnnok Txnnok Ad-Aware 2008 Beta Tester Valued Member 418 posts Posted 27 September 2008 - 09:19 PM Adaware shouldn't stay running after it is closed. See if ventilations holes, fans and heat sinks need to be cleaned. If you manually stop the process, it restarts itself grabbing more memory. In the right-pane of the Services window that opens, double-click Ad Aware 2007 Service.

On the General tab in the Ad Aware 2007 Service Properties dialog box, select Manual from the Start type drop down list. Here’s how you can create a restore point in Windows 7 using the built-in System Restore utility. aawservice.exe is an Ad-Aware 2007 Service from Lavasoft AB belonging to the Ad-Aware 2007 Service. So: Start->Run->(type) msconfig->Srvices->and just turn off "Ad_Aware 2007 services" Now that aawservices.exe dont start at startup but manualy when you Open Ad_Aware soft think i help Ya Back to top #12

AAWService.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it has an "X" recommendation, please check whether it's in MSCONFIG or the registry first. Type System Restore in the Start Search dialog box, and then press Enter. Kowalczyk Lavasoft Program DOSE NOT HAVE TO RUN 24/7 ..

To be there, you must have installed the antivirus. Steps To Resolve High CPU Usage Issue To resolve high CPU usage issues, you need to complete the following three steps: Terminate the aawservice.exe process from the Task Manager. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive. To rectify this situation, stop the aawservice.exe process from loading automatically.

Process name: Ad-Aware 2007 Service Application using this process: Ad-Aware 2007 Service Recommended: Scan your system for invalid registry entries. I just monitor the Forum from time to time. Not much protection there is it?Prior to the last update, everything got along fine. I just had a thought of a virus.

This means that the user can work in user-mode while the Service maintains the elevated rights it needs in order to properly detect and remove malware infections.Casey If I have been Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL identifies programs that are currently running - not necessarily at startup. I never gave permission to AdAware 2008 Free to run something ...