How to Remove Ad-Aware SE

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Ad-Aware SE is an anti-spyware program that works to protect your PC from being infected with spyware. Ad-Aware SE is manufactured by Lavasoft and offers users a free version that can be downloaded online. The program can be set to scan your PC regularly, and can be set to automatically protect your PC while surfing the Internet. Although this program is helpful, many users may decide to uninstall it from their PCs. Uninstalling the program is fairly simple.

Instructions

    • 1

      Click on "Start," then choose "Programs." Click "Uninstall ad-aware." Allow the computer to uninstall the software. If the program does not successfully uninstall, uninstall the program using the control panel.

    • 2

      Click on "Start," then choose "Control Panel." Click on "Add/remove programs." The programs that are listed on your PC will be displayed. Choose "ad-aware se." You will be asked if you want to remove the application and all of its components. Choose "Yes," and allow the program to uninstall.

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      Locate the ad-aware program folder and un-register it by clicking on "Start" then "Cy computer." Double-click on "Local Disk." Locate the "Program Files" folder and double-click on it. Locate the "Lavasoft" folder and double-click on it. Locate the "ad-aware" folder and double-click on it. Next, double-click the file "unregaaw.exe" to un-register the file. Next, delete the entire Lavasoft folder.

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      Delete any Ad-Aware SE program icons that may be present on your desktop. Remove the Lavasoft folder located in your documents and settings folder. Navigate to the folder by clicking on "Start," then "My Computer." Double-click on "Local Disk." Locate the "Documents and Settings" folder and double-click on it. Locate the folder labeled with your computer user name and double-click on it. Double-click the "Application Data" folder, choose the Lavasoft folder and delete it. Reboot your PC.

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