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How to uninstall Ad-Aware Web Companion from your computer

This info is about Ad-Aware Web Companion for Windows. Here you can find details on how to remove it from your PC. It was developed for Windows by Lavasoft. More info about Lavasoft can be seen here. More details about the app Ad-Aware Web Companion can be seen at . Usually the Ad-Aware Web Companion application is installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Web Companion\Application directory, depending on the user's option during setup. Ad-Aware Web Companion's complete uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /I{88B10E3E-8911-4FAC-8663-CCF6E33C58B3}. The application's main executable file is named WebCompanion.exe and it has a size of 1.32 MB (1381648 bytes).

Ad-Aware Web Companion is comprised of the following executables which take 9.65 MB (10117312 bytes) on disk:

  • Ad-Aware Web Companion.exe (620.27 KB)
  • Installer.exe (7.71 MB)
  • Lavasoft.SearchProtect.WinService.exe (19.35 KB)
  • WebCompanion.exe (1.32 MB)

This data is about Ad-Aware Web Companion version 2.0.1025.2130 only. For more Ad-Aware Web Companion versions please click below: to view all...
Ad-Aware Web Companion has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Folders left behind when you uninstall Ad-Aware Web Companion:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Web Companion\Application

The files below are left behind on your disk by Ad-Aware Web Companion's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Web Companion\Application\Lavasoft.SearchProtect.Service.Logger.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Web Companion\Application\Lavasoft.SearchProtect.WcfService.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Web Companion\Application\Lavasoft.SearchProtect.WinService.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Web Companion\Application\log4net.dll

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{88B10E3E-8911-4FAC-8663-CCF6E33C58B3}

Use regedit.exe to delete the following additional values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Web Companion\Application\Lavasoft.SearchProtect.WinService.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{88B10E3E-8911-4FAC-8663-CCF6E33C58B3}\InstallLocation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SearchProtectionService\ImagePath

A way to uninstall Ad-Aware Web Companion from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Ad-Aware Web Companion is an application marketed by the software company Lavasoft. Some users choose to erase it. Sometimes this can be difficult because doing this manually requires some advanced knowledge regarding removing Windows applications by hand. The best SIMPLE practice to erase Ad-Aware Web Companion 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, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around utility to optimize your computer.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with the program's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good system utility.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on your computer will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find Ad-Aware Web Companion or simply activate the Search field and type in "Ad-Aware Web Companion". The Ad-Aware Web Companion application will be found very quickly. When you select Ad-Aware Web Companion in the list of apps, some data regarding the application is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other people have regarding Ad-Aware Web Companion, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Ad-Aware Web Companion:

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{88B10E3E-8911-4FAC-8663-CCF6E33C58B3}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. accept the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove Ad-Aware Web Companion.
Uninstall Ad-Aware Web Companion

8. After uninstalling Ad-Aware Web Companion, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of Ad-Aware Web Companion which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Ad-Aware Web Companion using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

Your system will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.

Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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The text above is not a recommendation to remove Ad-Aware Web Companion by Lavasoft from your PC, nor are we saying that Ad-Aware Web Companion by Lavasoft is not a good application for your PC. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove Ad-Aware Web Companion supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 21:47:36.460