Need Help to Completely Uninstall AdAware 2017 from Your PC?
Since I discovered that so many people had troubles to uninstall Adaware 2017, I have decided to work out a comprehensive tutorial for users to read, and here it is. As you may know, the uninstall process could be different depending on your PC’s operating system. But they are not that different to recite, and all you need is to do it right.
It happens a lot that you think you have finished the whole removal, but rebooted your PC only to find out it still appeared on the system tray. No exception every time. So what’s the problem exactly?
If you directly drag its folder to Recycle Bin and empty it just because you can’t find an uninstall option in Start menu, problems will occur, for example: you’re not able to re-install or uninstall it again due to missing files, errors messages pop up right after Windows loads, system crashes if you double-click the program’s icon on the desktop, or you can’t free up the hard drive space it’s taking for other purpose.
Well, no matter what your case is, to successfully uninstall Adaware 2017, please read the following tutorials, and you may get the answer.
Uninstall Adaware 2017 by Regular Means
For the two most popular systems, I provided two instructions in every part. As long as you carefully perform the steps below, no bad consequences will bother you. Here we go:
1. Shut down the program first.
Go to the System Tray (bottom-right of your screen), if you see the its icon, right-click on it and select quit/exit to shut down the program.
Then Go to the Task Manager (right-click on the Taskbar and select Task Manager to open), end the processes related to the program (those who have part of the program’s name or the same icon).
2. Go to Control Panel, where all the removals begin.
Windows 8/8.1: Hover your mouse cursor in the bottom right corner to see the charms bar, and select Search > type “control panel” in the box and press Enter on your keyboard > click Uninstall a program in the Programs column.
Windows 10: Right-click on the Start button in the bottom-left corner of your screen, and select Programs and Features.
Now you can browse the list of currently installed programs, locate Ad-Aware Antivirus, double-click it to uninstall Adware 2017. When you’re asked whether to immediately restart your computer, click on “Later/No”, and refer to the following contents.
3. Go to Registry Editor, where many users forget to take care of.
Windows 8/8.1: Hover your mouse cursor in the bottom right corner to see the chamrs bar, and select “Search” > type “regedit” in the search box and press Enter on your keyboard.
Windows 10: In the bottom-left corner of your screen, type “regedit” in the Search box on the Taskbar to open the Registry Editor.
Now you have opened the Windows Registry Editor, click Edit > Find… on the navigator, enter “Ad-Aware Antivirus” to search possible remaining files, and delete them completely uninstall Adaware 2017.
4. Restart your computer to take effect.
Then you can check whether the removal was successful.
An Easier Way to Uninstall Adaware 2017
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1. Click on the green download button here or visit the homepage to try out Max Uninstaller.
2. Double-click the desktop icon to open it, you will know what programs are currently installed on your PC. Find and select Ad-Aware Antivirus, and press Run Analysis to scan all the related files.
3. In the list presented, tick all the items displayed belonging to the toolbar, and hit the Complete Uninstall button.
4. A window will show up telling you “Please wait while it initializes the uninstall process.”, after which press Scan Leftovers > and Delete Leftovers at last to completely uninstall Adware 2017.
Sometimes the Windows built-in uninstall utility, “Programs and Features” or “Add/Remove Programs” can’t 100% uninstall Adaware 2017 and other similar software, and may even cause system problems.
Moreover, it’s dangerous to delete anything in the Registry Editor without creating a back-up before, since what’s deleted can’t return. If that’s the case, you’d better find a good helper like this to handle it. It’s alright if there is any part of the article you don’t understand or disagree with, just leave comments below and let us know how to do it better.