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  1. It's an old trick that works for uninstalling AVG 8 when trying to install Kaspersky - but it might point you in the right direction, USC Trojan. Basically it involves Registry Editor (regedit). Navigate to the following registry key branches: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Have a look for anything AdAware-related, and delete it. Make a System Restore point first though...! I've not tried Revo myself. But I've had less than no problems with CCleaner. Hope that this helps...? Note to self: If posting on this forum, update signature...LOL. Note to Mods: I provided this link to the AVG Forums,14219...2367#msg-142367 on August 14th 2008, and they continue to use it. But if I've offended any LS sensibilities, I apologise now.
  2. Aw, ignore him Hank. Jaheira's only jealous 'cos he can't use SE any more...
  3. I did wonder if the mods had spotted this, Jaheira mate...! Especially considering the amount of grief that I got, when I attempted to post a link to SE1R247 that I had uploaded to YouSendIt... But then I sort-of got to thinking that this particular definitions file is SOOoooooo OLD, that it really isn't worth the fall-out. least I'm now effectively "out-of-business"...
  4. A bit confused with your post, 7TronRR... Firstly, were you scanning with Symantic or AdAware 2008...? Secondly, is AAW 2008 fully up-to-date with the latest Definitions File? (potential false-positive / Symantic clash scenario here perhaps?) Thirdly, a quick Google of "Trojan Horse Crack exe", and the majority of topics seem to point to this being resident in temporary internet files. So, first advice - empty your Temporary Internet Folder. Fourthly - where did you download AAW 2008 from...? Hope that this helps as a starting point...?
  5. Hi Kennymacd, Um...I think that you are confusing TWO programs...! AVG8.0 (Anti-Virus Service) is NOT AdAware 2008... Try the AVG Forum for AVG issues perhaps...? BTW - you won't find the aawdef file unless you've downloaded AAW 2008. HTH...?
  6. S'trewth - give us a chance eh...? The last Defs File Update known to work with ME was SE1R247 13 May 2008. If you want / need a copy, you'll have to find someone with a copy of it, and ask them nicely to email it to you... LavaSoft don't have a database of old Defs Files, especially one which is over 2 months old. Then you'll have to install it manually. has a thread with details of how to install manually.
  7. Can you post a JPEG screenshot...? In the past this has been caused by missing files from the AdAware Program installation, and maybe we can see which file is missing.
  8. Confirmed... Weird... Still, the good news is that in fourteen days time, it'll be my birthday... ...and then, in just under 3 months time, it'll be my birthday again... Now, where's that Beer Smiley got to...?
  9. Dunno if it helps or is relevant - but yesterday I had this happen to me: Basically, to get the icon in the taskbar to appear during an auto-scan, I turned-off "Update Definitions Files before scanning". I now use a scheduled Defs Files update 15 minutes before a scheduled Full Scan. So settings changed, but still no icon appeared during an AutoScan - weird... I reset all settings using the Reset Settings option button. I went to change some settings from the default to my choices, and a few options wouldn't let me change them...namely my default home and search pages insisted on remaining as MSN rather than Google UK. And "Use Heuristics on extended scan" simply couldn't be enabled. Several reboots of AdAware didn't cure either of these stubborn gremlins...but a full PC Reboot did...LOL. After the XP Reboot, Google UK was there already in both Settings -> Browsers windows. And "Use Heuristics on extended scan" was enabled / Green Ticked - all I had to do then was change the level of the heuristics scan. In other words - have you tried a PC reboot after receiving and installing a Definitions / AV update and before you attempt a scan...? It'll be a PITA if that's what you got to do - but less of a PITA than constant uninstall / CClean etc / reinstall. Just a thought.
  10. ..... LavaSoft reply: Dear Gelert, From the screen-shots you have provided, I can see that the schedule scan time is on Sunday and today is actually Sunday. That seems to be the reason for you not being able to delete a schedule scan through the Ad Aware interface using the normal removal method. But I will bring the subject to our meetings with our Software Developers and they will surely come up with something for our next release. Kind regards, Laleh - Lavasoft Support I'm going to test this theory later. If this is indeed the case, then a Daily scheduled scan is only removable on the day of the scan but AFTER the scan has taken place. e.g. in this instance, my daily scheduled scan would have taken place on Sunday morning at 0300hrs. Once the scan had completed, the schedule would have been automatically updated to Monday morning at 0300hrs, thus leaving me from the end of the Sunday scan (0415hrs Sunday) to the end of that day (2359hrs Sunday) to delete the scan.... Convoluted much... Laters. *EDIT* OK - that's interesting...ANY type of Scheduled Scan that I now enter (Full; Smart; Web Update) and ANY type of Periodic (Daily; Weekly; Monthly; Once) I can now IMMEDIATELY delete via the AdAware GUI. I can also confirm that my C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware folder has had a new fresh schedule.aaw file appear - since I deleted it yesterday - because I've now created some new Schedules. So I'm now thinking - OK, I've manually added these schedules today, and I can delete them at will. But will I be able to delete these Schedules (e.g. Daily ones) that AdAware will "add" / "alter" as the days progress...? In other words, today's Daily Scheduled Web Update and Full Scan that I have added, I can remove - and they are scheduled to run on Sunday - today - and I can remove them, er, today...! So, sorry Laleh / LavaSoft. But once they've run, AdAware will "add" or rather "alter" these Daily Schedules to become Monday's Schedules - and then Tuesday's, and then etc etc. So I'm theorising that perhaps those AdAware-Altered Schedules are the ones that cannot be deleted...? Time will tell - and I'll report my findings here, and also back to Laleh at LavaSoft.
  11. I assume that I've now got to go through this... 1. Close Ad-Aware 2. Go to the start menu, choose 'Run...', type in 'Services.msc' and in the service window, stop Ad-Aware 2007 Service 3. Go to the folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007 and delete the file schedule.aaw 4. Start Ad-Aware - the scheduled tasks should now be gone. get rid of this... Email to Lavasoft Support on it's way... I don't suppose that this can be added to the Pinned: Bug Update thread - along with the other 3 LS-Officially Recognised bugs that have yet to be added to it...? Nope - thought not... *edit* At least Pierre67's directions work...thanx for that mate...