Stubborn Adaware in adaware antivirus 12 Posted April 13, 2020 · Report reply Hi guys. I have been using Adaware Free for over 15 years and had very few issues. I am using a Lenovo ideapad 1OOS. Over the last 2 months I get notification of a new version … try to download … nothing. I have tried to delete the old version and it disappear from my loaded applications but is still there somewhere as I can still click on an icon in my "hidden ions" area and run it. Any solution. I have a Acer Aspire on which I have no problems with Adaware. Gaz.