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How to uninstall Ad-Aware 10.x

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Uninstall Ad-Aware 10.1 - 10.4 by first closing all web browsers, and then right-clicking Ad-Aware icon in system tray/notification area (next to the clock) and select Exit. Choose one of the uninstallation methods below:


Uninstall Method 1

  • Click Start menu -> All programs -> Ad-Aware Antivirus -> Uninstall Ad-Aware Antivirus
  • Continue to step 3 below

Uninstall Method 2:

  • Navigate to the Control Panel. Select:
    • Windows XP: Add and remove programs
    • Windows Vista/Windows 7: Programs and Features or Uninstall a program depending on the Control Panel view
  • In the list of installed programs, right-click Ad-Aware Antivirus and select Change
  • In Ad-Aware Antivirus - InstallShield wizard, click Next, select the Remove radio button, click Next, Remove
  • If you plan to reinstall Ad-Aware 10, keep the check marks otherwise remove them before clicking Next
  • Wait until the uninstallation has finished
  • Click Finish
  • Restart Windows when prompted. Please note that Ad-Aware isn't completely uninstalled until you have restarted

If any other Ad-Aware program, e.g. Ad-Aware Browsing Protection, is still listed in the Control Panel as an installed program, uninstall by right-clicking it and select Uninstall.

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