Remove Adaware from Reg

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by hunyak, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. hunyak

    hunyak Guest

    Some time ago I had Adaware installed on my laptop. Used it but found
    I like Spybot S&D better. When I start up Spybot it warns me that "you have
    Adaware installed and that it might find some stuff from Spybot etc, etc."
    I've checked the Registry and there still is an Adaware folder under
    Current User. I thought the unistall would clean this out but evidently not.
    Can I just delete the Adaware folder inside the Registry? It seems to have
    about 10 or 12 values in it.
    hunyak, Nov 28, 2003
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  2. Spybot doesnt do that. My bet is that either you dont have Spybot the REAL
    Spybot installed or that wasnt really Adaware.

    Suggest you go to to download Spybot and and
    download Adaware, install them both, run them both and then leave them both
    on your system. Spybot doesnt know some things Adaware does and Adaware isnt
    as good at getting rid of some stuff as Spybot is. If you use the REAL ones
    together, you are a lot better off than using either and not the other.
    The person you think, Nov 28, 2003
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  3. hunyak

    Malev Guest

    Also happened to me when I re-installed.
    Yes, I have the genuine progs.
    Malev, Nov 29, 2003
  4. hunyak

    hunyak Guest

    Yes, both products were and are the real deal.As I said I ditched Adaware
    since I
    find that Spybot does enough for me. Again, my question is can I delete the
    folder left in the Reg without causing a big problem?
    hunyak, Nov 29, 2003
  5. hunyak

    GrimReaper Guest

    Yes. If you are worried then back up your registry first - Start>Run> Then
    type "regedit" (without the quotes) Then click OK. Click on Registry>Export
    Registry File. Call it what you like and save it to your Desktop. An icon
    will appear on your Desktop that if double clicked will put your registry
    back to what it was before you deleted the Ad-aware entries

    GrimReaper, Nov 29, 2003
  6. hunyak

    hunyak Guest

    AH! An answer to a question. Thank you!
    hunyak, Nov 29, 2003
  7. hunyak

    GrimReaper Guest

    No worries
    BTWyour AVG needs an update to 339

    GrimReaper, Nov 29, 2003
  8. hunyak

    hunyak Guest

    Went to the Reg and deleted the Adaware subfolder and then deleted
    the Lavasoft main folder after I backed up the Reg to the desktop as you
    said. All is working like I want it to now since I start up Spybot and am no
    longer informed that I have Adaware installed. Spybot starts right up.
    Thanks. Should I ditch that Reg backup I created on the desktop?
    hunyak, Nov 29, 2003
  9. hunyak

    GrimReaper Guest

    If all is OK, yes. If you leave it on your Desktop too long you may run it
    by accident and it will put you registry back to before you edited it. This
    includes un-doing any changes made by your system to the registry after the
    registry back up. i.e. program installs / changes

    GrimReaper, Nov 30, 2003
  10. hunyak

    hunyak Guest

    Thank you! Just what I needed!
    hunyak, Dec 1, 2003
  11. Never happened even once on the many machines I have installed both on and I
    am talking literally thousands by now.
    The person you think, Dec 4, 2003
  12. hunyak

    Jeremy Guest

    x-no-archive: yes
    I believe that SpyBot might have been referring to Ad-Aware's spotting the
    Alexa "Related.htm" page and identifying it as spyware.

    I recall reading that SpyBot replaces the Alexa page with a dummy page, also
    named "Related.htm." to prevent your computer from going to the Alexa site.
    But, when you run Ad-Aware, it sees the "Related.htm" file and thinks it is
    the one from Alexa.

    No big deal. Just ingore it if adaware gives a warning message for that

    I second another poster's recommendation that you keep, and use, both
    ad-aware and spybot.
    Jeremy, Dec 10, 2003
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