Cannot uninstall Ad-Aware AE or upgrade to 10 on XP
Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:06 AM
I have seen similar issues but not the same. In my case I did not wish to contiune using Ad-Aware AE. I was ugrading my Norton 360 edition to version 6.0 and it said there was a conflict with Ad-Aware AE so I needed to uninstall it. I fallowed the normal process of start, programs, lavasoft adaware uninstall but when I try I am getting an error saying I am missing a mia.lib. I cannot install my new software until yours is uninstalled and I cannot even use your AE version as it is missing a file. I tried upgrading to Ad-Aware 10 hoping it would add the missing file and then allow me to uninstall but the 10 version will not fully install. I run the installer, it says I need to reboot, I complete that but It does not replace the old software, only creates a new folder for ad-aware antivirus with a definitions folder and nothing else. No option to uninstall.
I have gone to the add remove programs option in windows and it will not allow me to uninstall. I also tried running add remove pro and that could not delete it. Please help me get rid of this software.
I am running windows XP home edition SP3
Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:41 AM
Ad-Aware 10 installation program doesn't contain an uninstallation of Ad-Aware AE since it is too old (has not been supported for at least a year now). The code is rewritten in Ad-Aware 10 so there are no files in version 10 that AE can use.
Maybe one of these topics can help you uninstall AE:
Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:31 PM
Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:42 PM
Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:38 PM
Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:02 PM
Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:36 PM
Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:39 PM
You should find the Ad-Aware folder that contains for example the Ad-AwareAE.res file. It is probably inside one of the folders located in C:\Documents and Settings\All users\Application Data\ since you have XP.
This suggest using Revo Uninstaller to uninstall Ad-Aware.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:14 PM
Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:33 PM
It can be a bit difficult to find on their website, since they have reorganised it. You can try to download from http://www.softpedia...installer.shtml instead.
Maybe you only have some parts of Ad-Aware AE since you don't have any Ad-Aware folder in C:\Documents and Settings\All users\Application Data\. We can check what Ad-Aware processes and drivers that are installed if you want.
Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:57 PM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:54 PM
On linked page a blue download button with an arrow, and then "Softpedia Mirror (US)".
When I do it, I'll end up with this download link: http://download1uk.s...k/revosetup.exe
I uploaded the file to VirusTotal and no program finds it harmful: https://www.virustot...bab28/analysis/
Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:34 PM
Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:00 PM
When I go to install Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 on my Win XP machine, it tries to unistall Ad-Aware but cannot. I tried unistalling Ad-Aware using Windows and Revo Uninstaller but neither detects Ad-Aware on my machine. I have done a search for Ad-Aware and deleted all files that I can find without success. Only Bitdefender detects Ad-Aware on my machine. Can any one please provide assistance? Thank you.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:53 PM
Which version of Ad-Aware do/did you have? This topic is about Ad-Aware AE.
Have you tried all the suggestions in this topic?
If you are sure, that there are no Ad-Aware drivers, that still are installed, you might try:
Start - Run
Click on OK
When the program has started, do as in these five pictures:
SELECT * FROM AntivirusProduct
Select the number for Ad-Aware (should be the only one).
Restart the computer.
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