Ad-Aware Ad-Aware

A guide to uninstall Ad-Aware from your system

Ad-Aware is a Windows program. Read more about how to uninstall it from your PC. It is made by Lavasoft. Additional info about Lavasoft can be read here. The program is frequently found in the C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware folder. Keep in mind that this location can differ depending on the user's choice. C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{2162CCC0-3A5F-4887-B51F-CE5F195B3620}\Ad-Aware90Install.exe is the full command line if you want to uninstall Ad-Aware. Ad-Aware.exe is the programs's main file and it takes circa 1.81 MB (1896192 bytes) on disk.

Ad-Aware is composed of the following executables which take 18.77 MB (19683240 bytes) on disk:

  • AAWService.exe (1.66 MB)
  • AAWTray.exe (1.14 MB)
  • AAWWSC.exe (737.40 KB)
  • Ad-Aware.exe (1.81 MB)
  • Ad-AwareAdmin.exe (1.66 MB)
  • Ad-AwareCommand.exe (1.20 MB)
  • AutoLaunch.exe (643.75 KB)
  • AWSC.exe (1.05 MB)
  • Download Guard for Internet Explorer.exe (1.77 MB)
  • lsdelete.exe (16.05 KB)
  • threatwork.exe (1.11 MB)
  • AAWDriverTool.exe (688.01 KB)
  • AAWDriverTool.exe (803.21 KB)
  • AutoStart Manager.exe (462.13 KB)
  • HostFileEditor.exe (2.17 MB)
  • ProcessWatch.exe (1.94 MB) to view all...

The current web page applies to Ad-Aware version 9.0 alone. You can find here a few links to other Ad-Aware releases: to view all...
Some files and registry entries are frequently left behind when you remove Ad-Aware.

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be removed; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\B0B35DEDC76B4424EAA66DDFC3821DFE
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Ad-Aware
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service

Use regedit.exe to delete the following additional values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\B0B35DEDC76B4424EAA66DDFC3821DFE\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service\Description
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Lbd\Description

A way to remove Ad-Aware from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Ad-Aware is a program offered by the software company Lavasoft. Some users decide to erase this program. This can be easier said than done because performing this by hand takes some skill regarding removing Windows programs manually. One of the best EASY way to erase Ad-Aware 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 Windows PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general utility to take care of your Windows system.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the green DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire the program's interface and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs existing on your PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find Ad-Aware or simply click the Search field and type in "Ad-Aware". If it exists on your system the Ad-Aware application will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select Ad-Aware in the list of programs, the following data about the application is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have about Ad-Aware, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the program you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will appear. Confirm the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall Ad-Aware.
Uninstall Ad-Aware

8. After uninstalling Ad-Aware, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of Ad-Aware that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Ad-Aware using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
Software Application


The text above is not a recommendation to remove Ad-Aware by Lavasoft from your PC, we are not saying that Ad-Aware by Lavasoft is not a good application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to remove Ad-Aware in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-07-04 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-04 07:53:51.737