When installing Lavasoft Ad-Aware Free Antivirus on your computer and if you don’t pay attention during setup, it will install ‘Ad-Aware Security Toolbar’ for web protection and make Lavasoft SecureSearch as default search provider, New tabs for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. While Chrome escapes this, Internet Explorer does not, and if you allow it, the Google Toolbar will install in Firefox.
Here, uninstalling Ad-Aware Antivirus does not remove the toolbar, but uninstalling Ad-Aware Security Add-on certainly will, here’s how to do it.
Uninstalling the Ad-Aware Security Toolbar
1. Close all browsers.
2. Open Control Panel>Programs>Programs and Features
3. Select ‘Ad-Aware Security Add-on’ and click the ‘Uninstall’ button and follow the instructions shown on the screen, we are mentioning them below.
4. Select English language, click ‘Next’ button in the uninstall wizard to start the uninstall process.
5. Make sure ‘Uninstall Ad-Aware Browsing Protection’ is selected in the dialog window in the last step and click the ‘Finish’ button.
That’s it Ad-Aware Security Toolbar has been removed from browsers, you don’t need to restart your computer, you can launch one of the browsers that were affected by it before.