ADAWAREBP.EXE is Tools Ad-Aware Browsing Protection

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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.

Malware Analysis of ADAWAREBP.EXE
Full path on a computer: %Common Appdata%\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe

Detected by UnHackMe:

ADAWAREBP.EXE
Default location: %Common Appdata%\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe

ADAWAREBP.EXE is known as:

Tools.Ad-Aware Browsing Protection

ADAWAREBP.EXE hash:

  • MD5: c5f1d82d9cc8979971cc748fcb2ee7ca
How to quickly detect ADAWAREBP.EXE presence?

Registry:
  • HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection: “”%Common Appdata%\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe””
  • HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Ad-Aware Antivirus: “”%Program Files%\Ad-Aware Antivirus\AdAwareLauncher” –windows-run”
  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\SBAMSvc\CategoryMessageFile: “%Program Files%\Ad-Aware Antivirus\\SBAMRes.dll”
  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\SBAMSvc\EventMessageFile: “%Program Files%\Ad-Aware Antivirus\\SBAMRes.dll”
  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ad-Aware Service\ImagePath: “”%Program Files%\Ad-Aware Antivirus\AdAwareService.exe””
  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ad-Aware Service\DisplayName: “Ad-Aware Service”
  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ad-Aware Service\Description: “Ad-Aware Service”
  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SBAMSvc\ImagePath: “”%Program Files%\Ad-Aware Antivirus\SBAMSvc.exe””
  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SBAMSvc\DisplayName: “Ad-Aware”
  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SBAMSvc\Description: “Manages your antispyware and antivirus application”
  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\sbaphd\ImagePath: “system32\drivers\sbaphd.sys”
  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\sbapifs\Instances\DefaultInstance: “ActiveProtection”
  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\sbapifs\ImagePath: “system32\drivers\sbapifs.sys”
  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\sbapifs\DisplayName: “sbapifs”
  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SBHIPS\Parameters\Packages\Common\INSTALLDIR: “%Program Files%\Ad-Aware Antivirus\”
  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SBRE\ImagePath: “\??\%SysDir%\drivers\SBREdrv.sys”
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Google Update: “”%Local Appdata%\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe” /c”
Folders:
  • %Appdata%\Ad-Aware Antivirus
  • %Appdata%\adawaretb
  • %Appdata%\Blekko
  • %Common Appdata%\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection
  • %Common Appdata%\Lavasoft
  • %Common Startmenu%\Programs\Ad-Aware Antivirus
  • C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\Ad-Aware Antivirus
  • %Program Files%\Ad-Aware Antivirus
  • %Program Files%\adawaretb
  • %Program Files%\Toolbar Cleaner
  • %SysDir%\drivers\VDD
Files:
  • %Common Appdata%\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\S-1-5-18\a81bb17e1f5dc49a730b06b63f6d28e9_e17ef422-72d0-4843-9f36-93d1c74df894
  • %Common Appdata%\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.dll
  • %Common Appdata%\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.dll.nsu35.tmp
  • %Common Appdata%\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe
  • %Common Appdata%\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe.nsu35.tmp
  • %Common Appdata%\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\guid.dat
  • %Common Appdata%\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\uninstall.exe
  • %Common Appdata%\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\uninstall.exe.nsu35.tmp
  • %SysDir%\drivers\sbaphd.sys
  • %SysDir%\drivers\sbapifs.sys
  • %SysDir%\drivers\SBREDrv.sys
  • %SysDir%\drivers\VDD\apvdd.dll
  • %SysDir%\msxml4.dll
  • %SysDir%\msxml4r.dll
  • %SysDir%\sbbd.exe
  • %WinDir%\Tasks\Ad-Aware Antivirus Scheduled Scan.job


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