I had the free version of AdAware 11 installed, but got rather annoyed by the reoccurring popup prompting me to update to AdAware 12 or a pro version, so I decided to uninstall it just now.
Sadly, it didn't only delete AdAware, but EVERY PIECE OF SOFTWARE INSTALLED ON THE SAME HARDDRIVE. I install all my software on a seperate 500 GB partition on a 2 TB harddrive (Drive G:), and it wiped the entire partition clean, with the exception of a few sporadic files in a few sporadic folders. When looking at the drive, it says that there's 486 GB of 488 GB available (versus the roughly 60 pieces of software installed on it previously).
There's no files to be recovered from the trash can or the quarantine, the files are not hidden, and I have no automatic backups or previous versions I can recover. What happened? Can I turn it back somehow? Obviously I need this software for my work and education, so I'm in pretty big trouble if I don't get it back quickly.
I should note that I did not restart my PC after uninstalling, and C:/ProgramData has a file in it called "adaware-installer-reboot-required.tmp". However, I am rather scared of restarting my PC in the fear of losing even more data. If I open the file in notepad it just has the text "Reboot Required" in it.
Lavasoft, please tell me there is a way to turn this back ASAP.
EDIT: I'm running Windows 10 Home Edition 64 Bit (v. 10.0.14393)
Intel Core i7 3770
Samsung 840 series pro SSD (Unaffected drive)
Western Digital 2TB HDD (Affected drive)
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