Help me remove adaware se personal (temporarily)
I love ad-aware. I am trying to upgrade my McAfee protection and it does not like Ad-aware and it is hiding on my computer some where. I have reomved Ad-aware from the control panel and searched thru the c drive and the registry but the McAfee install disc is still finding it somewhere on my computer. I need an uninstall tool for ad-aware. Does anyone know where to find such a thing?
This LS forum post may help
This topic gives more background
Edit by Admin: unrelated comment removed. You may contact me privately if needed, but please stay ON TOPIC0
Those are good links that normmork gave you.
However, this is an issue with McAfee that has been going on since June - see this (long) Topic: McAfee recommends removal of SE Plus
McAfee's new scanning engine was (is?) forcing the removal of both ZoneAlarm and Ad-Aware. In September a patch was released that was supposed to correct the problem.
Contained in the above Topic are links to various posts:
- I want ad-aware back! (This one contains regedit instructions to enable the removal of all traces of Ad-Aware. As always, be very careful when using regedit).
- McAffee Update wants to remove Ad-Aware? (this one is from www.dslreports.com)
Check through those posts - particularly the one with the registry modification instructions (just back up the registry before making any changes to it !) - you may then be able to remove enough traces of Ad-Aware to enable installation of McAfee.
A question that a lot of those posters had - why should you have to remove a perfectly legitimate product with which McAfee co-existed so well with, for such a long period?
My original suggestion seems to have disappeared into Cyberspace, so I'll try again ...
The McAfee/Lavasoft situation is quite vexing for users who wish to have BOTH programs installed on their computers.
I'd suggest you post a thread at McAfee (or search their forum) to see if anyone over there has any ideas:0
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