MFormica

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  1. Thats odd. On my version the maximize button is "greyed" out and does not even function. I seem to remember others complaining about not being able to resize the GUI window as well (i.e. cannot drag corner of window or resize category column on scan results)
  2. There is definately a problem with your install. I have a 3 GHz Pentium D with 3 GB DDR2 RAM on XP 32-bit SP3 and do not experience any more than 1% CPU with the GUI open. sounds like a conflict with your Firewall or AV software. I would uninstall and reinstall AdAware making sure to disable the firewall during the install and make sure you allow the control AdAware requires (firewall permissives) over all other background services once installed. It would help if you list your other active security software. I experienced a similar issue using ZoneAlarm several years back (heavy CPU usage at idle for svchost.exe tasks) and switched to Comodo Free Firewall and have had zero issues over the last two years.
  3. Go to Start menu, select Run. type services.msc and hit enter. When the window opens check to see if Terminal Services is running. If not try starting the Terminal Sevices (or just set it to Automatic) and reboot. See if the updates work and let us know.
  4. This appears to be fixed for me with this update (even though it is not listed in the release notes as a "fix"). I DO recall having this problem with the 8.0.4 version however. Not sure where the last scan date is retained, but perhaps it has something to do with clearing your temp files or page file during the reboot? I am using XP SP3 (32-bit) with all updates (except IE8) Avast 4.8 Home (Free) Edition Comodo 3.9.95478.509 Spybot S&D 1.6.2.0 A-Squared Free 4.5.0.1 Malwarebytes 1.37 IE7 7.0.5730.13
  5. These were the first things I noticed when I "downgraded" to the AE edition. It certainly is a step backwards imo. I like to see the full filename and location for detected objects before I just blindly delete them. I can pretty much eliminate most false positives in this way.
  6. Clarification: This error only occurs when AdAware has been UNinstalled. Since I have subsequently re-installed AdAware, this error no longer shows up. I was just confirming that the error (and registry references to the lbd driver) DO remain after UNinstalling AdAware. Therefore, reinstalling the driver is not a solution to this problem. Pointing out to the Lavasoft development team that the uninstaller does not remove an installed driver is the issue here.
  7. I can confirm the lbd error upon uninstall of AdAware AE as well. I have no spyware/malware. It is indeed a Lavasoft uninstaller issue.
  8. RESOLVED: I have narrowed down the source of the problem. It is due to one or more of the following services being disabled: Remote Access Connection Manager Telephony Terminal Services After changing the "Start-Up Type" for all three of these from Disabled to Manual and rebooting, ALL methods of updating AdAware are now working correctly. May want to pin this solution for others having this particular version of the problem.
  9. No ideas? I have unistalled and reinstalled multiple times, (tried Revouninstsaller at highest setting as well). The result is always the same. Update from Start menu works, but Webupdate button from within the Application does absolutely nothing and the update from the system tray icon gives an "Error - Failed to Start Update" popup. I amp using XP SP3 (32-bit) 3 GB RAM Avast AV (disabled during Install) Comodo Firewall (disabled during Install) Windows Defender - Never been installed Lavasoft AdAware service is Running AAWService.exe (36 MB) & AAWTray.exe (3 MB) both running in Task Manager Visual C++ 2008 x386 Runtime - v9.0.30729.01 Installed Update log is attached (I assume this was created during the successful update performed using the Start Menu - since updating the other ways does not even get far enough to create an update log) RESOLVED: I have narrowed down the source of the problem. It is due to one or more of the following services being disabled: Remote Access Connection Manager Telephony Terminal Services After changing the "Start-Up Type" for all three of these from Disabled to Manual and rebooting, ALL methods of updating AdAware are now working correctly. May want to pin this solution for others having this particular version of the problem. Update.log
  10. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling AdAware. No difference whatsoever. Kinda ironic that I had to modify my security setting to download the AdAware Free application from Download.com and incur 4 cookies while downloading an application that is supposed to prevent these things from intruding into my system to begin with. When I click on the Web Update button, absolutely nothing happens. No error message, nothing. When I select update from the Notification area (i.e. System Tray), I get "Error - Failed to Start Update" pop up message. Updates seem to work from the Start menu. I do not use Windows Defender, and have no idea why the updates suddenly stopped working when they had previously been working (even with the 8.0.4 update).
  11. I have not had a problem using Web Updates from within the AdAware AE application until today (several months now). I have not installed anything other than reloading my printer drivers since my last successfull update on 08-May-2009. I am using XP Home SP3 on a Dell 5150 and use Comodo Firewall and Avast AV. Although I was able to update from the Start menu, the AdAware update completed but when re-initializing components, faulted on a buffer overflow attack from a Service.exe function and Comodo Firewall subsequently shutdown the Adaware service. I scan my system regularly and have no malware or viruses present. I even tried a System Restore to before today's manual update (and buffer overflow event) and the Adaware Web Update still would not function. Furthermore, the manual update failed as well (stated it was already up-to-date even though the last update showed 08-May-2009). This is really frustrating that what once used to be a simple and problem free app has evolved into a complicated and unreliable service that really seems to defeat its own purpose. Despite having the AdWatch service active the past few months and having the "Notify me of all events" option checked, I have not had AdWatch notify me of a single event since I installed it. If the bugs are not worked out soon, I am afraid I am going to have to uninstall this, one of my first malware programs, make that THE first malware detection app I have trusted over the years.
  12. This was addressed to LS: I highly suggest that all disconnect from the internet and disable firewall prior to installing. Otherwise, the AdAware program installs, asks if you want to reboot to complete the install (since it has installed a new AdWatch system driver), then attempts to connect to the internet and update AS THE SYSTEM IS SHUTTING DOWN. Now I am no software engineer, but I have enough sense not to try to update system files when I have already told the operating system to shutdown and restart. Perhaps the Lavasoft programmers should look into this as it may have something to do with so many not being able to update after installs or major software driver revisions.
  13. to LS: Have you updated your installeer to STOP trying to connect to the internet to update files AFTER the reboot now button is pressed during installation? I know this screwed up my intial intallation and probably countless other out there as well.
  14. Having advance notice that this was a major update (as opposed to just a def update) so that user could deactivate FW and AV settings in advance may have prevented some of these update problems.
  15. The manual update issue is a known bug that has been previously reported. You may want to uninstall, then reinstall while disconnected from the internet with firewall disabled. Reboot after the uninstall and try the auto-update again. Hopefully, that solves the problem.