When you install Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware Free Antivirus in your computer and if you don’t pay attention during setup it will install ‘Ad-Aware Security Toolbar’ for web protection and makes Lavasoft SecureSearch as default search provider, New tabs for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. Though Chrome escapes from this, Internet Explorer won’t and if you allow Toolbar will be installed in Firefox.
Here uninstalling Ad-Aware Antivirus won’t removes the toolbar but uninstalling Ad-Aware Security Add-on surely will, here is how to do that.
Uninstalling 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 ‘Uninstall’ button and follow instructions shown on screen, we’re mentioning them anyhow below.
4. Select English language, click on ‘Next’ button on uninstall Wizard to begin the uninstall process.
5. Make sure ‘Uninstall Ad-Aware Browsing Protection’ is selected on dialog window in last step and click ‘Finish’ button.
That’s it Ad-Aware Security Toolbar has been removed from browsers, you don’t need to restart your computer you can by launching one of browsers that has been affected by it before.