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Solved: can't get ad aware to run manually

Discussion in 'General Security' started by originale, Nov 11, 2009.

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  1. originale

    originale Thread Starter

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    Followed instructions in older post to get ad aware not to start up each time and slow my computer. It still does it. Really annoying. any other suggestions?

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  2. Phantom010

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    Click on Start > Run > type msconfig.

    Under the Startup tab, uncheck the entry(ies) related to Ad-Aware.

    Reboot.
     
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    That's another effective approach... :D
     
  5. Rich-M

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    I second (or third) "the effective approach"! Adaware is old technology.
     
  6. originale

    originale Thread Starter

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    Thanks all . Have removed ad aware and installed the two programs you recommended.
     
  7. flavallee

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    That's great. (y)

    Once or twice a month, get Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware up-to-date, then run a quick scan with them, then select and remove EVERYTHING they find, then restart. Doing that will keep malware and spyware in check.

    Now that you've uninstalled Lavasoft Ad-Aware, go into the C:\Program Files folder and delete the Lavasoft folder - if it's still there.

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