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Trying to Uninstall Ad-Aware 11

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I am running Ad-Aware 11 on Windows 8. A little while ago my copy of Ad-Aware started spamming me with update notifications, but I noticed that although I followed the update instructions and restarted my computer, the Ad-Aware wouldn't update and would continue to send popups. I went to the control panel > Add/Remove programs to uninstall it with the aim of later reinstalling, but the copy of Ad-Aware I found there had no uninstall button on the drop-down.

 

I don't see a thread here with a problem quite like this one. I'm hoping someone here can tell me how to uninstall this damaged Ad-Aware or repair it so that it updates properly.

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There is no step three or step four.. The Lavasoft website just downloads the updater and the Ad-Aware runs it automatically. Then Ad-Aware presents the following message:

 

"Reboot Required. You recently installed or uninstalled a software that requires a computer reboot. Please restart your computer before installing Ad-Aware antivirus."

 

After I reboot, the Ad-Aware starts at the beginning again. Incidentally, it is version 11.1.5152.0.

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I see, the "Reboot Required" message. I have sent you a PM with the common solution to that issue.

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I too am having this same problem, with the message "You have recently installed or uninstalled a software that requires a computer reboot." Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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I too am having this same problem, with the message "You have recently installed or uninstalled a software that requires a computer reboot." Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Hi WickedMMFWCL,

 

I have sent a PM to you. You're welcome :)

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Thank you very much CeciliaB, that worked like a charm :)

I'm glad it worked and you're welcome :)

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I have encountered the same problem; please PM the instruction to me. Many thanks!!

Hi Ericliuliu,

 

I have sent the PM to you.

You're welcome :)

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CeciliaB, you are a very understanding person to be dealing with this same issue over and over again. May you also send me the PM as well as I am dealing with the same issue.

 

Thank you

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CeciliaB, you are a very understanding person to be dealing with this same issue over and over again. May you also send me the PM as well as I am dealing with the same issue.

 

Thank you

Hi Deckie,

 

I have sent the PM to you.

You're welcome :)

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Can I have the solution too, please? I appreciate your help...if it's not complicated maybe it would be easier for you to just post it here, no? Well, thanks anyway.

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I have the same problem. Please send PM. Thank you so much.

 

Can I have the solution too, please? I appreciate your help...if it's not complicated maybe it would be easier for you to just post it here, no? Well, thanks anyway.

Hi LorenaE and leoleendo,

 

I have sent a PM to you.

 

You're welcome :)

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I am running Ad-Aware 11.1 free on Windows 8.1 64 bit. When I wanted to update, I get a message "Reboot Required. You recently installed or uninstalled a software that requires a computer reboot. Please restart your computer before installing Ad-Aware antivirus". I have tried restarting 2-3 times without any luck. I then uninstalled Ad Aware and restarted the system. Tried installing Ad Aware, without luck. Deleted registry keys and lavasoft folder from C:\Programme Files and C:\Programme Data. Restarted the system and tried installing Ad Aware. No luck. I always get the "Reboot Required. You recently installed or uninstalled a software that requires a computer reboot. Please restart your computer before installing Ad-Aware antivirus". Can you please help me with the installation of Ad-Aware.

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I am running Ad-Aware 11.1 free on Windows 8.1 64 bit. When I wanted to update, I get a message "Reboot Required. You recently installed or uninstalled a software that requires a computer reboot. Please restart your computer before installing Ad-Aware antivirus". I have tried restarting 2-3 times without any luck. I then uninstalled Ad Aware and restarted the system. Tried installing Ad Aware, without luck. Deleted registry keys and lavasoft folder from C:\Programme Files and C:\Programme Data. Restarted the system and tried installing Ad Aware. No luck. I always get the "Reboot Required. You recently installed or uninstalled a software that requires a computer reboot. Please restart your computer before installing Ad-Aware antivirus". Can you please help me with the installation of Ad-Aware.

Hi manish74,

 

I suggest that you start with doing a system restore to a date when Ad-Aware was installed:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/restore-refresh-reset-pc only the last section of the three sections

 

I have sent a PM to you with instructions of how to solve the "reboot required" issue.

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Hi,

 

Sorry for the late reply as I was out of town. Yes, your solution did fix the problem. Thanks a lot for the quick reply.

You're welcome, manish74 :)

No need for an apology.

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I have the reboot required problem aswell, please PM me the solution.

Hi pirigin,

 

I have sent a PM to you.

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