The File Extensions Database

.AAWDEF File Extension

  • Developer by: Lavasoft
  • Category: Misc Files

What is an .AAWDEF file?

.AAWDEF is Ad-Aware Definitions File

Contains definitions of adware, spyware, and viruses for Ad-Aware, an anti-spyware program; used for locating and removing malware from a system; should be updated regularly to protect against new types of system attacks.

The main definitions file is named "core.aawdef" and is located in the "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\" directory.

Programs that open Ad-Aware Definitions File
Lavasoft Ad-Aware

How to solve problems with AAWDEF files

  • Associate the AAWDEF file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any AAWDEF file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.AAWDEF files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the AAWDEF file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .AAWDEF is Ad-Aware Definitions File. Because only the current version supports the latest AAWDEF file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Lavasoft manufacturer website after an available .AAWDEF is Ad-Aware Definitions File update.
  • To make sure that your AAWDEF file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.