I am having some difficulty removing Adaware SE. Using it's own unistall option, attempting to remove via Add/Remove Programs or using Unwise.exe in the Adaware folder produces the same Cannot Open Log File error. The log file is in the Adaware folder and I can open it so it's not the file.
I went to the Adaware forum and found that this is not an uncommon problem and the solutions offered there are poor at best. This inability to remove SE also seems to be associated with a problem installing Adaware 2007 where the install routine gets almost to the end and then gives an error about the Windows Installer being corrupt, aborts the install and backs out. The solutions offered in the forum range from using CCclean to remove all traces of Adaware SE to reinstalling from the original installation file, providing a link to it and advising that you reinstall over the existing version and then remove the program. Then going to a Microsoft site and running the Windows Installer cleanup utility (not supported by MS) and a few other things that are just not worth the effort to remove a simple utility like Adaware. I'd sooner just delet the Adaware folder and leave the orphans in the registry, but would really like to get the whole mess out the door.
Any advice or suggestions ?? I trust the advice here more than the advice on their forum. Thanks.