What is adawarebp.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the adawarebp.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Adawarebp.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with adawarebp
Adawarebp.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Ad-Aware Browsing Protection and Anti-Phishing or Ad-Aware Browsing Protection belongs to software Anti-phishing Domain Advisor or Ad-Aware Browsing Protection or Visicom Media by Lavasoft (

Description: Adawarebp.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Adawarebp.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 198,032 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 559,696 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The adawarebp.exe file is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could do the following:

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If adawarebp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 37% dangerous. The file size is 558,672 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 198,032 bytes and 7 more variants. The adawarebp.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The adawarebp.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall the software Ad-Aware Browsing Protection using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as adawarebp.exe. Therefore, you should check the adawarebp.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.


User Comments

The file ADAWAREBP.EXE is not a virus. The program ADAWAREBP.EXE is a system security tool. But the ADAWAREBP.EXE tool may be used to compromise computer security by the hacker. Use the ADAWAREBP.EXE file at your own risk! You can delete the ADAWAREBP.EXE program from your computer with problems.

Summary: Average user rating of adawarebp.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving adawarebp issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with adawarebp. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the adawarebp.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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