Ad-Aware Ad-Aware



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\Ad-Aware.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Ad-Watch.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\alert.wav
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\CEAPI.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Help\Ad-Awaremanual-EN.chm
  • 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\lavalicense.dll
  • 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\Ad-Aware 2008.LGFF
  • 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_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\{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 already installed on your PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and general utility to maximize the performance of your system.

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2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good package of utilities.

3. Click on the General Tools button
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4. Click on the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the programs installed on your computer 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 is installed on your PC the Ad-Aware application will be found very quickly. After you select Ad-Aware in the list of apps, the following information regarding the application is available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have regarding Ad-Aware, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you are about to uninstall, by clicking on 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.
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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.

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
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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

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Last update on: 2016-06-25 09:44:04.073