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Leftovers from Ad-aware/Mcaffee removal


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#1 nanasue

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 11:58 AM

My son says that there's probably a lot of these two programs on my laptop. Especially in some place called the registry. Does anyone know of a way to easily remove these leftovers? My son was very.... emphatic... when he told me not to touch the registry.


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 02:08 PM


The correct way to remove McAfee is through its program folder via Start > All Programs or by using Programs and Features (Add/Remove), reboot when done, and then run the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR).Ad-Aware is available in Four versions:
* Ad-Aware FREE Antivirus, is a proactive malware removal tool that allows users to combat today’s toughest cyber threats;
* Ad-Aware Personal Security, is a paid upgrade of Ad-Aware FREE that builds upon the product’s malware protection by adding a powerful Web filter that protects users against phishing attacks and online scams;
* Ad-Aware Pro Security actively protects users from the most dangerous forms of viruses, spyware, key loggers, Trojans password stealers, bot networks, adware, phishing and drive-by downloads.
* Ad-Aware Total Security combines all the features of Pro Security plus includes Parental Controls, Digital Lock and a File Shredder.

Which version was installed on the machine?
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Posted 24 January 2015 - 02:12 PM

Hi Nana :)

It seems like your son tells you a lot of stuff am I right? McAfee have a special clean up tool made by their editor to remove any traces of their program on a system. All you have to do is to follow the instructions in the link below to download it and run them to clean the remnants.

McAfee Clean-up: http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS101331

As for Ad-Aware, Lavasoft doesn't seems to have a special clean up utility for it, which means that the product most likely uninstall easily and completely the standard way.

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 02:25 PM

* How to uninstall Ad-Aware...page 20
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Posted 24 January 2015 - 02:30 PM

It doesn't look like they have a uninstall or clean up tool for it too. That's the same information I can find on their website FAQ when it comes to uninstalling the product. Is there a third party clean up tool for AdAware like the one you showed me for avast! ?

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 02:38 PM

Not all security vendors have special clean up tools.
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