Ad-Aware Ad-Aware



A way to uninstall Ad-Aware from your system

This page contains complete information on how to remove Ad-Aware for Windows. It was created for Windows by Lavasoft. Further information on Lavasoft can be found here. The program is frequently placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware folder (same installation drive as Windows). The full command line for uninstalling Ad-Aware is C:\ProgramData\{CFBD8779-FAAB-4357-84F2-1EC8619FADA6}\Ad-AwareInstallation.exe. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may receive a notification for administrator rights. Ad-Aware's primary file takes about 1.57 MB (1643272 bytes) and is named Ad-Aware.exe.

The executables below are part of Ad-Aware. They occupy about 14.03 MB (14707488 bytes) on disk.



  • AAWService.exe (1.13 MB)
  • AAWTray.exe (770.89 KB)
  • AAWWSC.exe (691.12 KB)
  • Ad-Aware.exe (1.57 MB)
  • Ad-AwareAdmin.exe (804.62 KB)
  • Ad-AwareCommand.exe (797.64 KB)
  • AutoLaunch.exe (726.16 KB)
  • Download Guard for Internet Explorer.exe (1.73 MB)
  • lsdelete.exe (15.51 KB)
  • threatwork.exe (841.84 KB)
  • AAWDriverTool.exe (147.35 KB)
  • AAWDriverTool.exe (385.85 KB)
  • AutoStart Manager.exe (432.84 KB)
  • HostFileEditor.exe (2.17 MB)
  • ProcessWatch.exe (1.95 MB)
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The current web page applies to Ad-Aware version 8.1.0 alone. For other Ad-Aware versions please click below:

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

Directories found on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware

The files below were left behind on your disk by Ad-Aware's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • 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\AAWWSC.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Ad-Aware.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Ad-Aware_manual_DE.chm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Ad-Aware_manual_EN.chm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Ad-Aware_manual_FR.chm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Ad-Aware_manual_JA.chm
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Ad-AwareAdmin.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Ad-AwareCommand.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aebb.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aecore.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aeemu.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aegen.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aehelp.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aeheur.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aeoffice.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aepack.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aerdl.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aescn.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aescript.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aeset.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aevdf.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\CEAPI.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\dbghelp.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Download Guard for Internet Explorer.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Drivers\32\AAWDriverTool.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Drivers\32\DIFxAPI.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Drivers\32\lbd.cat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Drivers\32\lbd.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Drivers\32\lbd.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Drivers\64\AAWDriverTool.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Drivers\64\DIFxAPI.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Drivers\64\lbd.cat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Drivers\64\lbd.inf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Drivers\64\lbd.sys
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\GenoType.ows
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\hbedv.key
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Languages\resource_de-DE.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Languages\resource_en-US.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Languages\resource_es-ES.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Languages\resource_fr-FR.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Languages\resource_it-IT.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Languages\resource_ja-JP.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Languages\resource_nl-NL.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Languages\resource_pt-PT.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Languages\resource_zh-CN.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Languages\resource_zh-TW.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Languages\ResourceAdmin.xml
  • 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\Lavasoft Homepage.url
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\lsdelete.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\msvcp71.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\msvcr71.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Neutralize.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\PrivacyClean.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Rebrand.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources\aa11.efp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources\aa14.efp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources\Carbon.eGL
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources\Default.eGL
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources\Gold.eGL
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources\Orange.eGL
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources\Sedona.eGL
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources\wa11.efp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources\wa11b.efp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources\wa12.efp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources\wa12b.efp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources\wa14b.efp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources\wa14i.efp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources\wt12.efp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources\wt12b.efp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources\wt16b.efp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources\wt16bi.efp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources\wt20b.efp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources\wt20bi.efp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Resources_64.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\RPAPI.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\savapi3.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Savapibridge.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\ShellExt.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\ShellExt_64.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\threatwork.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\ToolBox\AutoStart Manager\AutoStart Manager.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\ToolBox\AutoStart Manager\Settings.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\ToolBox\AutoStart Manager\Skins\grey\gbottompic.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\ToolBox\AutoStart Manager\Skins\grey\gbottompicp.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\ToolBox\AutoStart Manager\Skins\grey\gtoppic.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\ToolBox\AutoStart Manager\Skins\grey\gtoppicp.bmp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\ToolBox\AutoStart Manager\Skins\grey\skin.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\ToolBox\AutoStart Manager\SO.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\ToolBox\AutoStart Manager\Translations\de.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\ToolBox\AutoStart Manager\Translations\en.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\ToolBox\AutoStart Manager\Translations\es.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\ToolBox\AutoStart Manager\Translations\fr.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\ToolBox\AutoStart Manager\Translations\it.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\ToolBox\AutoStart Manager\Translations\ja.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\ToolBox\AutoStart Manager\Translations\nl.xml

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be cleaned; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{DED53B0B-B67C-4244-AE6A-D6FD3C28D1EF}




How to uninstall Ad-Aware from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Ad-Aware is a program marketed by Lavasoft. Sometimes, computer users try to uninstall this program. This can be troublesome because doing this by hand requires some skill regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best SIMPLE solution to uninstall 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 system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around tool to optimize your system.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


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


5. A list of the applications existing on the PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate Ad-Aware or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Ad-Aware". If it exists on your system the Ad-Aware program will be found automatically. When you select Ad-Aware in the list , some data regarding the program is available to you:


  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other people have regarding Ad-Aware, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the application you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. Confirm the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall Ad-Aware.
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 that belong Ad-Aware which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Ad-Aware with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to serve you properly.

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Geographical user distribution

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

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

2016-06-23 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-23 12:58:35.797