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06-Jun-2010, 06:15 AM #1
Unhappy AdAware slow to install and run
I've been having problems with slow operation. I already have CA antivirus and spyware protection and I also have Spybot which I update weekly. I thought I'd give AdAware another chance. It took over 90 minutes to download, install and update the definitions and another 30 minutes to do a Smart Scan. Today the computer seems even slower. Is this normal? If not, what could be the problem? Should I uninstall AdAware?

Computer - HP Pavilion 750n
Processor - 1.6 GHz Pentium 4
RAM - 768 MB (upgraded)
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06-Jun-2010, 06:25 AM #2
Hi make sure that Tea Timer in Spybot is not running - as it will conflict with CA spyware program.
Do not run Spybot in the Advance setting.
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/faq/49.html

Uninstall Ad-Aware -and see if your Pc runs better.
Other good Spyware programs.
http://www.superantispyware.com
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
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06-Jun-2010, 06:26 AM #3
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...Should I uninstall AdAware?
I would .. then see if the performance improves.
I quit using AdAware a long time ago
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06-Jun-2010, 08:14 AM #4
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I've been having problems with slow operation. I already have CA antivirus and spyware protection and I also have Spybot which I update weekly. I thought I'd give AdAware another chance. It took over 90 minutes to download, install and update the definitions and another 30 minutes to do a Smart Scan. Today the computer seems even slower. Is this normal? If not, what could be the problem? Should I uninstall AdAware?

Computer - HP Pavilion 750n
Processor - 1.6 GHz Pentium 4
RAM - 768 MB (upgraded)
You're using bloated and system-hungry security programs, which is probably the reason for the overall slowness of your old computer.

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