Forum Thread: How can I remove Ad-Aware 2007 Pro 7.x from my computer?

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GerryX How can I remove Ad-Aware 2007 Pro 7.x from my computer?
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Secunia shows this program as end of life but I cannot find it in my add/remove program list.

I can find it in my ad-aware program list on my "C " drive. How can I delete this program in its entirety? I also have Ad-aware on my computer which I want to retain.

On my "C" drive under program files there are 2 programs listed as Lavasoft. They are Ad-aware which I want to retain and below that is shown Ad-Aware Pro 7.x. Why doesn't Ad-Aware 2007 Pro 7.x appear in my add/remove list of programs?

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Maurice Joyce RE: How can I remove Ad-Aware 2007 Pro 7.x from my computer?
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Can U please publish the troubleshoot report>


FINDING A FILE PATH

From the DASHBOARD page click on SCAN RESULTS.

1. This will list all your programmes with a + to the left of each one.
2. Click the + sign next to the item that U want help with.
3. This will reveal the path under DETECTED INSTANCES.
4. Highlight it then copy (CTRL+C) then paste (CTRL+V)) that path back to the Forum.
OR THIS METHOD WHICH GIVES A HELPER MORE INFORMATION
4a Below DETECTED INSTANCES you will see You can double click this row for additional information & options>double click it>a box will appear>click TROUBLESHOOT REPORT>Now highlight the information revealed from START to END & copy it (CTRL+C) then post it to the Forum (CTRL+V)

The end result U post to the Forum should look like this:
---START---

Program Name:
Apple iTunes 10.x

Security State:
Insecure

Download Link:
http://appldnld.apple.com/iTunes10/061-9638.201103...

Instances Found:
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe, version: 10.1.2.17

Last System Scan (localtime):
3. Mar 2011, 16:47

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3

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Update 9 09:33 13/03/2011

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GerryX RE: How can I remove Ad-Aware 2007 Pro 7.x from my computer?
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Last edited on 24th Oct, 2011 17:40
Maurice,
I followed the second procedure you recommended and since this is the first time I have used this process, I don't know how to post it to the forum.
I tried highlighting the information and then hit "Ctrl C" and then "Cttrl V" but nothing happened on the blog. I will try it again now. I cannot copy it to this reply.
I believe I just got it to work. I hope this helps. What can I do with this info to permanently delete Ad-Aware 2007 Pro 7.x?
GerryX
Windows Vista
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Dell XPS420
Some programs can be difficult to update for various reasons, the following window contains information that can be used to troubleshoot why it is difficult to update this specific program on your PC.

If you still can't solve the problem after investigating the data in this report, we recommend that you copy and paste the content from "---START---" to "---END---" into a new thread in our Secunia Community Forum where tousands of users are ready to help you.

---START---

Program Name:
Ad-Aware 2007 Pro 7.x

Security State:
End-of-Life

Download Link:
http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware.php

Instances Found:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\Ad-Aware2007.exe, version: 7.0.2.7

Last System Scan (localtime):
23. Oct 2011, 21:17

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows Vista,

---END---

The contents of this report may be helpful for users on the Secunia Community Forum if you would like their assistence in solving problems with specific programs.
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pattenpd RE: How can I remove Ad-Aware 2007 Pro 7.x from my computer?
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I have same problem, yet solution offered by Secunia still doesn't remove the program. I tried to go in through Program Files but it won't let me delete my Lavasoft folder because "it is in use by another program". Have yet to figure this out. Uninstalled PSI thinking this might be the culprit, but that didn't work either.
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Maurice Joyce RE: How can I remove Ad-Aware 2007 Pro 7.x from my computer?
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DELETING A FILE OR FOLDER USING PSI VERSION 2

To delete a vulnerable file or folder found by PSI try this:

1. Open PSI>Scan results.

2. Against the programme marked as vulnerable is a + sign to the left of it.

3. Click that & it will reveal DETECTED INSTANCES.

4. Below that are two yellow folders. Click the one WITHOUT a red dot.

5. That will open Windows Explorer & U will be able to see the vulnerable file or folder.
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\Ad-Aware2007.exe, version: 7.0.2.7

6. Right click on it & select delete.

7. Carry out a full PSI scan & all should be in order.

Being as U have other Lavasoft programmes installed check they are still working correctly - if not, restore the deleted file from the Recycle Bin

Update 1 20:49 09/03/2011


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GerryX RE: How can I remove Ad-Aware 2007 Pro 7.x from my computer?
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Thank you Maurice.

Your advice took care of everything and the newer version of Ad-Aware is working fine.
I appreciate the help.

GerryX
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Maurice Joyce RE: How can I remove Ad-Aware 2007 Pro 7.x from my computer?
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Pleased to see your problem has been resolved. I will lock this thread for U in a few hours time unless U post back asking for it to be left open.

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