# Publishers

## A guide to uninstall Ad-Aware from your computer

Ad-Aware is a Windows program. Read more about how to uninstall it from your PC. It was coded for Windows by Lavasoft. Take a look here for more details on Lavasoft. Usually the Ad-Aware program is placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware folder, depending on the user's option during setup. Ad-Aware's full uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /I{DED53B0B-B67C-4244-AE6A-D6FD3C28D1EF}. Ad-Aware.exe is the programs's main file and it takes about 3.06 MB (3203912 bytes) on disk.

Ad-Aware is comprised of the following executables which take 9.46 MB (9915768 bytes) on disk:

• AAWLic.exe (1.55 MB)
• aawservice.exe (597.33 KB)
• AAWTray.exe (85.34 KB)
• Ad-Aware.exe (3.06 MB)
• Ad-Watch.exe (2.56 MB)
• lsupdatemanager.exe (1.18 MB)
• threatwork.exe (457.34 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version 7.1.0.7 of Ad-Aware. You can find below info on other application versions of Ad-Aware:

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Numerous files, folders and registry data will not be deleted when you are trying to remove Ad-Aware from your computer.

Folders that were found:
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware

Check for and remove the following files from your disk when you uninstall Ad-Aware:
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWLic.exe
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\CEAPI.dll
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Lang\DE.lslang
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Lang\EN.lslang
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Lang\ES.lslang
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Lang\FL.lslang
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Lang\FR.lslang
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Lang\IT.lslang
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Lang\NL.lslang
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Lang\PT.lslang
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\lavamessage.dll
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\lsupdatemanager.exe
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\pkarchive85u.dll
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Skin\Carbon.LGFF
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Skin\Hawaii.LGFF
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Skin\Metal.LGFF
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Skin\Pink Friday.LGFF
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Skin\Sedona.LGFF
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\threatwork.exe
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\tpactivate.exe
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\unrar.dll
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\update.dll
• C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\upmanager.dll

Registry that is not removed:
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\B0B35DEDC76B4424EAA66DDFC3821DFE
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{DED53B0B-B67C-4244-AE6A-D6FD3C28D1EF}

Use regedit.exe to delete the following additional registry values from the Windows Registry:
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\B0B35DEDC76B4424EAA66DDFC3821DFE\ProductName
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\aawservice\DisplayName
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\aawservice\ImagePath

## A way to erase Ad-Aware from your computer with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Ad-Aware is a program offered by the software company Lavasoft. Frequently, computer users try to uninstall this application. Sometimes this can be hard because performing this by hand takes some skill related to Windows internal functioning. One of the best QUICK action to uninstall Ad-Aware is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and all around tool to clean your Windows PC.

• install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good system optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools button

4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool

5. A list of the applications installed on the computer will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate Ad-Aware or simply click the Search feature and type in "Ad-Aware". If it is installed on your PC the Ad-Aware app will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click Ad-Aware in the list of apps, some information about the program is made available to you:

• Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have about Ad-Aware, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
• Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
• Details about the app you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. accept the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall Ad-Aware.

8. After removing Ad-Aware, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items of Ad-Aware that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing Ad-Aware using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

Your system will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.

## Disclaimer

The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall Ad-Aware by Lavasoft from your computer, we are not saying that Ad-Aware by Lavasoft is not a good software application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall Ad-Aware supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-25 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO