Uninstall Ad-Aware SE

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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.
Published by jak58. Latest update on December 23, 2009 at 03:18 AM by jak58.
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