January 22, 2021

AV claiming to remove adware installed itself, did not enable anything in installer, now I couldn’t uninstall it.

Okay, so I was installing a sketchy program. It installed adaware on my PC without asking me, so I decided to just uninstall it, but it isn’t showing up. Nothing in program files either. So I removed that sketchy program using its uninstaller which worked, **but** AdAware still remained on my PC.

Noticable effects it did:

* Added itself to startup, couldn’t disable it
* Changed my search engine. When I put it back in a few minutes it sets it to Adaware secure search
* Auto-scans every reboot

Note: AdAware is the “ad removal” program, I didn’t make a typo, and it installed itself without asking

Comments

Xenomorph007

If Adaware is the software that got installed on to your system, Try Adaware removal tool :

[https://www.adaware.com/removal-tool](https://www.adaware.com/removal-tool)

*Which software were you trying to install prior to this outcome?*

*I hope the adaware sotware was bundled with the software you were trying to install and you inadvertently agreed to the terms and conditions which implied the installation of adaware.*

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