AdAwareReset.dll is considered a type of Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file. Dynamic Link Library files, like AdAwareReset.dll, are essentially a "guide book" that stores information and instructions for executable (EXE) files - like wuauclt.exe - to follow. These files were created so that multiple programs (eg. Adaware Antivirus) could share the same AdAwareReset.dll file, saving valuable memory allocation, therefore making your computer run more efficiently.
Unfortunately, what makes DLL files so convenient and efficient, also makes them extremely vulnerable to problems. If something happens to a shared DLL file, either it goes missing or gets corrupted in some way, it can generate a "runtime" error message. Runtime is pretty self-explanatory; it means that these errors are triggered when AdAwareReset.dll is attempted to be loaded either when Adaware Antivirus is starting up, or in some cases already running. Some of the most common AdAwareReset.dll errors include:
- Access Violation at address - AdAwareReset.dll.
- AdAwareReset.dll could not be found.
- Cannot find C:\Program Files\adaware\adaware antivirus\adaware antivirus\12.6.1005.11662\AdAwareReset.dll.
- Cannot register AdAwareReset.dll.
- Cannot start Adaware Antivirus. A required component is missing: AdAwareReset.dll. Please install Adaware Antivirus again.
- Failed to load AdAwareReset.dll.
- The application has failed to start because AdAwareReset.dll was not found.
- The file AdAwareReset.dll is missing or corrupt.
- This application failed to start because AdAwareReset.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
Your AdAwareReset.dll file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with Adaware Antivirus), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, AdAwareReset.dll file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading Adaware Antivirus, system crash while loading AdAwareReset.dll, bad sectors on your storage media (usually your primary hard drive), or quite commonly, a malware infection. Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.