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Trouble with Ad-aware

By jgavazzi87 ·
I have been running ad-aware for about two months now and it usually runs pretty smooth but lately it has been getting stuck on the "deleting selection" screen. When I bring up the task manager it doesnt say that is it Not Responding. I can't figure out why it does this so anything that could help would be appreciated

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by faith_michele In reply to Trouble with Ad-aware

Check that you have the latest version- SE Build 1.05.

Check for updates.

They do have a user forum at the website-

If you have problems after that, try to uninstall it, then re-install it. Sometimes I find this step easier then trying to figure out what is wrong.

Hope this helps,

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by mmakatta In reply to Hello....


Michelle is quite right!. I had similar problem with the program and the best solution for me was to uninstall it, run the Disc Cleanup wizard [Start> All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disc Cleanup], and then re-install the latest version of Adaware. If you have a registry cleaner program, I recommend you also run that to clear up clutter in your system's registry.

Hope this helps.

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spyware list

by glyall In reply to Adaware
check this site
it tell you what files to delete and registry entrys to delete

some spyware is starting to goof up spyware checkers

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Deleting ....

by MCS-1 In reply to Trouble with Ad-aware

I've found that this deleting phase is proportional to the amount of crap on a system. At first I was resetting the computer when this got 'stuck' there. One day I decided to leave it alone and see what would happen, and it just got hung up on removing 'something', but AdAware eventually ended normally ... just took a long, long time. I've found that this is also the place where AdAware gives you the option to remove stuff on the next boot (besides putting it into the start-up with switches).

I'm sure there is probably a genuine hang-up, but so far I've just found that patience is my answer.

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Boot to Safe Mode

by omg74 In reply to Deleting ....

I had similar problems with adware and found if I boot into Safe mode and ran adware the hang did not occur.

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