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AdAware slow to install and run

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by debodun, Jun 6, 2010.

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  1. debodun

    debodun Thread Starter

    Jun 12, 2004
    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)
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor

    Jan 9, 2005
  3. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor

    May 25, 2005
    I would .. then see if the performance improves.
    I quit using AdAware a long time ago
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
    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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