Uninstall Ad-Aware SE

December 2016





Uninstalling Ad-Aware SE

First Method


Sometimes the software Ad-Aware refuses to uninstall, either through Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel or the file "Uninstall Ad-Aware that the software added in the Start Menu during installation . In this situation, go to the directory of Ad-Aware :

«C:program fileslavasoftAd-Aware SE [Personal/Plus/Professional]»

and locate the file "unwize.exe. Double-click it.
If it does not work or that the program says "Can not find Install.log" go to:

«C:program fileslavasoftAd-Aware SE [Personal/Plus/Professional]»

and locate the file install.log. Then move it on the desktop (for example). Then start the uninstall using Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel, and when the wizard asks where "install.log" and give the path where the file has been moved. ¹

Uninstall the program manually


It is possible that none of the above solution works. In this case apply the solution on this page of Ad-Aware.

Normally the steps are:

  • Return to the installation directory of Ad-Aware ( C:program fileslavasoftad-aware)
  • Double-click "unregaaw.exe"
  • Delete the file Ad-Aware SE
  • Delete the shortcut Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE in the Start Menu
  • Deleting desktop icons (if present)
  • Locate C:Documents and Settings[User Name] Application DataLavasoft
  • Clear all file
  • Empty Recycle bin
  • Restart the computer
  • Clean the registry.



If any method fails, try reinstalling the software and the unistall it, this method should also work.

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