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How to uninstall Ad-Aware Antivirus from your PC

This web page contains thorough information on how to uninstall Ad-Aware Antivirus for Windows. It was created for Windows by Lavasoft. Additional info about Lavasoft can be read here. Further information about Ad-Aware Antivirus can be seen at . Ad-Aware Antivirus is commonly installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus directory, regulated by the user's decision. The application's main executable file is titled AdAwareLauncher.exe and its approximative size is 1.96 MB (2050416 bytes).

The following executable files are contained in Ad-Aware Antivirus. They take 29.79 MB (31239344 bytes) on disk.

  • AdAware.exe (17.94 MB)
  • AdAwareLauncher.exe (1.96 MB)
  • AdAwareSafeBrowsing.exe (2.99 MB)
  • AdAwareService.exe (1.18 MB)
  • GFI.Tools.Run64.exe (184.38 KB)
  • SBAMSvc.exe (3.51 MB)
  • SBAMTray.exe (655.35 KB)
  • SBAMWsc.exe (654.34 KB)
  • SBSetupDrivers.exe (171.36 KB)
  • CartSdk64.exe (318.85 KB)
  • sbrc.exe (196.84 KB)
  • sbbd.exe (46.84 KB)
  • sbbd.exe (43.84 KB)
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The current page applies to Ad-Aware Antivirus version 10.5.1.4369 alone. Click on the links below for other Ad-Aware Antivirus versions:

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If you're planning to uninstall Ad-Aware Antivirus you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders that were found:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Ad-Aware Antivirus

Usually, the following files are left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\AdAware.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\AdAwareLauncher.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\AdAwareSafeBrowsing.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\AdAwareService.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\AdAwareShellExtension.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\AdAwareShellExtension64.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\AdAwareStatistics.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\BlockedAdPage.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\BlockedWebPage.htm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\cart\amd64\gfibto.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\cart\amd64\sbbd.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\cart\CartSdk.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\cart\CartSdk64.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\cart\definitions\CartDefinitions.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\cart\i386\gfibto.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\cart\i386\sbbd.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\cart\sbrc.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\acertdefs0.std
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\adsrules.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\AdviceTx.vdx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\api0.std
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\apincl.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\apprules.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\bhmem.vtd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\bhsl.vtd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\bmem.vtd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\CatDesc.vdx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\CatID.vdx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\cblk.vtd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\cmem.vtd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\cname.wtd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\comp0.std
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\Cookies.vdx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\CoreVer.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\ctid.vtd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\defs0.std
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\DefVer.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\dex_hash.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\dexmem.vtd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\dnrl.vdx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\elf_hash.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\EPSigs.vdx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\FastSigs.vdx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\FileDT.vdx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\FolderDT.vdx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\fsigs.vdx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\gfiark.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\gfiark32.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\gfiark64.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\gfiarkup.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\gfiutil.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\gfiutl32.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\gfiutl64.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\hcol.wtd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\heur0.std
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\HistoryCleaner.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\hstn.vtd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\idsrules.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\ih.vdx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\IncompatiblePrograms.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\incompats.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\ip.vtd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\JSSigs.vdx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\kbu.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\kbu.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\lgpl.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\lib7zip.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\libBase64.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\libCHM.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\libEmail.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\libMachoUniv.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\libMsCab.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\libMsi.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\libNSIS.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\libOleA.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\libRar.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\libRTF.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\libtd.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\libVvs.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\libZip.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\macroptn.std
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\MFastSigs.vdx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\mime0.std
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\networkrules.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\pack0.std
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\patchw32.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\qscnf.vdx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\qscnr.vdx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\RegDT.vdx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\rem0.std
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\remediation.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\RootCA.wtd
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\RTmem.vdx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\SBTS.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\script0.std
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\sdll0.std
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\sel.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\smim0.std
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\ThreatCategoryGlossary.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Definitions\ThreatCategoryGlossary.xsd

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\9D4C0BF0BB37A1D44838D5B05DF3CA0C
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0FB0C4D9-73BB-4D1A-8483-5D0BD53FACC0}

Open regedit.exe in order to remove the following registry values:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\9D4C0BF0BB37A1D44838D5B05DF3CA0C\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ad-Aware Service\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SBAMSvc\ImagePath


A way to uninstall Ad-Aware Antivirus from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Ad-Aware Antivirus is a program offered by the software company Lavasoft. Sometimes, people choose to uninstall this application. This can be difficult because uninstalling this by hand requires some experience related to PCs. The best SIMPLE manner to uninstall Ad-Aware Antivirus is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:





1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general utility to optimize your PC.

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  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with the program's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful package of tools.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools


4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the applications existing on the PC will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate Ad-Aware Antivirus or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Ad-Aware Antivirus". The Ad-Aware Antivirus app will be found very quickly. When you select Ad-Aware Antivirus in the list of applications, some information regarding the application is made available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have regarding Ad-Aware Antivirus, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you are about to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove Ad-Aware Antivirus.
Uninstall Ad-Aware Antivirus


8. After removing Ad-Aware Antivirus, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of Ad-Aware Antivirus which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing Ad-Aware Antivirus using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or folders are left behind on your system.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.



Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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Disclaimer

This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall Ad-Aware Antivirus by Lavasoft from your computer, we are not saying that Ad-Aware Antivirus by Lavasoft is not a good application. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall Ad-Aware Antivirus supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-19 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 15:11:17.887