How to remove an Ad-Watch error
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Ad-Watch.exe file information
The process known as Ad-Watch System Protector or Ad-watch Monitor
belongs to software Ad-Aware SE Professional or Ad-Aware SE Plus or Ad-Aware SE or Ad-aware (version 6 Professional, 6, 6 Plus) or Ad-Aware or Norman Ad-Aware SE Plus
by Lavasoft Sweden (www.lavasoftusa.com) or Lavasoft AB (www.lavasoft.com) or Norman (www.norman.com).
Description: The file Ad-Watch.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 517,632 bytes (61% of all occurrences), 538,112 bytes and 5 more variants.
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. Ad-Watch.exe is able to monitor applications, record inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You might want to uninstall the associated program
Recommended: Identify Ad-Watch.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
- "Lavasoft Adwatch" can run at start up. Part of Lavasoft Ad-aware Plus - realtime spyware-monitor watching your memory and registry for spyware that tries to install or change your system
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Ad-Watch.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Ad-Watch.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
Nathan (further information)
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