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How to find Ad-Aware on my PC

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Geezer77, Apr 15, 2004.

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  1. Geezer77

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    Acting on recommendations on these forums, I downloaded Ad-Aware from Lavasoft, via the PC magazine connection.
    Thought I had done this correctly. But now can not find it on my machine. The very clear and well written directions posted by Winchester73, which I also downloaded, printed and stored on machine, have not worked for me. Will one of you experts tell me how to find this program on my machine and continue with the Winchester73 steps to make it work?
    I have a Dell Dimension 466x with Windows 98SE Internet explorer, Norton Internet Security 2004, Norton Firewall 2002. In general it is working fine for me. Was just able to put in more memory from Dell (to a total of circa 380 bites or bits or mgs or whatever is the unit) and add an external CDRW machine from Iomega to do backups.
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  2. dai

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    do a search for it using windows search put in the date you d/l it and search when it comes up double click on it
     
  3. ceri sheeran

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    Hi,

    The default location for Ad-Aware is this

    "C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-aware 6\Ad-aware.exe"

    hth

    Ceri
     
  4. Triple6

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    If you can't find the installer its called aaw6181.exe - you can do a search/find for the file or it would be saved where all your downloads go by default. After installing it its in the program list under Lavasoft Adaware.
     
  5. FinestRanger

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    did you "open" or "save" the program when you downloaded it? if the above suggestions don't help, re-download the program. When it asks click "save" and save it a folder like C:programFiles/downloaded programs/Ad-Aware. Don't save it to the desktop...a buddy of mine did that and he had problems.
     
  6. Geezer77

    Geezer77 Thread Starter

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    Thank you one and all. Did it by date and found it!
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  7. dai

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    you need to have a set folder to save d/l to,to make it easy to find them later.
     
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