When does disinfect and clean mean delete in Ad-Aware 11 Posted January 27, 2014 · Report reply Hi CeciliaB All my OE folders are .dbx and each .dbx contains many emails. I don't think Ad-Aware will scan a .dbx in detail but if so, and it extracted an infected email, I would have thought the whole .dbx folder would be corrupted and unreadable. I have .pst files in the same general location so the easiest thing to do is have Ad-Aware ignore the main directory containing these files. All my emails are checked by my anti-virus so are unlikely to be a source of infection anyway. Now I am aware of the problem, the solution is simple - many thanks for your help but please ask the manual writers to make this problem clear.