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Old 03-03-2010, 07:30 PM   #1
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Today the program decided to crash repeatedly, and in the process its slowing down my whole computer. I figured the easiest thing to do would be to simply uninstall the program. However, due to the crashing it won't go through the uninstall process. Is there a program that will force it to uninstall?

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Have you tried to do it in safe mode?

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Old 03-03-2010, 08:24 PM   #3
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Yes. I get the same error in Safe Mode.
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Try Windows Installer Cleanup Utility --> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

Revo Uninstaller --> http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_..._download.html

If no-go on both, re-install/ repair Ad-Aware, then uninsall it.

Use Microsoft Security Essentials --> http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

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I managed to get it off using Revo uninstaller, although it did freeze near the end. But after I rebooted I couldn't find any traces of Ad-Aware or the error message. So I guess it's all good. Thanks.
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Thank you for posting back and letting us know the outcome.

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