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  • 1.0 stars

    "Download Hell"

    February 21, 2013  |   By SenatorQ

    Pros

    None to speak of

    Cons

    Download failed miserably, and then failed to remove what it had partially installed, leaving a program that is partially running and blocking other programs from running. An attempt to remove it using the control panel installer, failed as it can't find what is in there. Ad-Aware used to be a good system, but since the hostile takeover and revamp, this system has proven problematic (Trying to be diplomatic here, my real fealings woould be censored) at best. My advise to would be users is do not walk away, close the window to install, and then forget Adaware even existed, it's not worth the grief, as I must now hire someone to clean what is in there out!

    Summary

    Avoid at all costs, the new format will not help, but rather harm your system.

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  • Reply by LavasoftSupport on February 21, 2013

    Dear SenatorQ,

    Thank you for your post and I am sorry you encountered this issue. If the installation failed nothing is installed, and this would be why you could not remove the software as it would not be present on your system.

    Kind regards,
    Corina - Lavasoft support

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