I must say I am maybe being extra tidy and cautious, but I prefer playing safe.
I am the same way as you as being extra tidy and causious.
Ok I found where they are hiding it. I did get it removed from mine. The link I gave you earlier about how to remove it was for xp, 98 etc, but I guess not for Vista, because I could not find it in mine either doing it that way.
I used the JV16 again (you can use regedit) and did a search for ad-aware and it came up with 9 entrys, Most did not look like ad-aware but it was associated with ad-aware. If you look at my list there is no Ad-Aware in the string, but the product name for the string is with Ad-Aware. Not sure if regedit will associat those with ad-aware or not on your search. Here are my entrys I found:
jv16 PowerTools 2008 [126.96.36.1994]
Data fields are: Key, Entry's name, Value, Entry last modified
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\B0B35DEDC76B4424EAA66DDFC3821DFE\, ProductName, Ad-Aware 2007, 02.09.2007, 15:42
HKCR\Installer\Products\B0B35DEDC76B4424EAA66DDFC3821DFE\, ProductName, Ad-Aware 2007, 02.09.2007, 15:42
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\B0B35DEDC76B4424EAA66DDFC3821DFE\InstallProperties\, DisplayName, Ad-Aware 2007, 29.02.2008, 06:43
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\aawservice\, DisplayName, Ad-Aware 2007 Service, 29.02.2008, 06:43
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\aawservice\, Description, Ad-Aware service, 29.02.2008, 06:43
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Services\aawservice\, DisplayName, Ad-Aware 2007 Service, 29.02.2008, 06:43
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Services\aawservice\, Description, Ad-Aware service, 29.02.2008, 06:43
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\aawservice\, DisplayName, Ad-Aware 2007 Service, 29.02.2008, 06:43
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\aawservice\, Description, Ad-Aware service, 29.02.2008, 06:43
I beleive one of the first three entrys is holding the info we were looking for. I had JV16 delete all 9 entrys and that was able to remove it from the Add/Remove list. Yaaaaaaa
You can give it a try using your regedit and see if it finds these same ones. Or you can just do it manually and check them out. The "HKLM" is just abreveated for: HKey_Local_Machine.
I am glad you brought this to my attention as my XP computer did not have it in the Add/Remove list but my Vista computer did and now it is gone.
Let me know how you do.
Have a great day.