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  1. Hi, I finally cleared mine all up. This is what I sent to Lavasoft Paid Support. [quote]Apart from the following references to Autocheck Autocheck and Autocheck lsdelete, like the following; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\Session Manager\\BootExecute - (11 references) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Control\Session Manager\\BootExecute - (11 references) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\\BootExecute - (11 references) Which all contain. autocheck autochk * autocheck autocheck lsdelete autocheck lsdelete autocheck lsdelete autocheck lsdelete autocheck lsdelete autocheck lsdelete autocheck lsdelete autocheck lsdelete autocheck lsdelete autocheck lsdelete autocheck lsdelete autocheck autocheck pgdfgsvc C 1 The only other reference I can find in my Registry is this one. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\735098028EE19284F889F9FA8F2FD37E\\B0B35DEDC76B4424EAA66DDFC3821DFE _Data/Value is this_. C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\lsdelete.exe[/quote] FYI "pgdfgsvc C 1" is a sysinternal program to defrag the "page file" I loaded it and wanted to keep it. So what I did was. Uninstalled 8.2>rebooted system>Used Registrar Lite (freeware version 2 build 200.30803) searched registry for LSDELETE (all capitals) and found a bunch of listings.> backed up registry >manually deleted all the listing related to LSDELETE>rebooted system>installed 8.1.2>updated to 8.1.4>turned off auto update>refused all updates to 8.2>fixed. Try looking for "autocheck autochk*". Tried Lavasoft Paid Support and ended up getting more and better assistance here. Fixed now, hopefully. Sticking to 8.1.4!!!!!! bilby [quote name='goochs' post='117528' date='Mar 2 2010, 10:54 AM']I have NO reference to lsdelete in my registry nor do I have any keys that match those ones posted!! But I still get the lsdelet error when booting??? Is this like a boot malware that lavasoft puts on your computer?? gooch[/quote]
  2. Hi, No, it just removed the "desktop" component. I was able to fix this with an Avira re-install "repair". Did not know about the Avira / Ad-Aware Anti-Virus link .... makes one wonder. My version of Ad-Aware in a licensed Pro version (now 8.1.4) and for Avira it is a licensed Premium version ( I have been using both programs for, seems like centuries, but 8.2 is starting to give me that 2007/2008, pre Anniversary Edition, vibe. The reason I joined the forum in the first place on 2007. Folks at Revo have been very quick and very good but have not been able to reproduce the problem yet. I have been using Revo Uninstaller for years and never had a problem with it before this 8.2 issue. I put the blame on 8.2 and Lavasoft. Thanks for the insight and info. bilby [quote name='visitor' post='117269' date='Feb 24 2010, 03:05 PM']Did it wipe out Avira completely, or just an essential file required for Avira to run? I'm surprised since Revo has been used successfully. It's a bit suspicious since the antivirus component of Ad-Aware used to be Avira, but I'm not sure if it still is in the 8.2 version. Also, I'm not sure if Ad-Aware's antivirus components are installed initially or only after you register for Plus/Pro.[/quote]
  3. Hi, This is really weird but after becoming sick and tired of the ongoing problems with 8.2 I un-installed it for the second time using Revo Uninstaller and the Lavasoft Un-installer. During the procedure however the Desktop component of my real Anti Virus program (Avira Antivir Premium) some how got tangled up in the un-install process and also got removed. No idea how or why this could happen or be possible but while I am checking with the Revo people I hold Lavasoft 8.2 responsible for this mess. So, anybody else out there considering removing 8.2 should be extra careful. Back to 8.1.4 for me and now to reinstall Avira Antivir. *&%$#@@*# bilby
  4. Hi, I agree totally. But be careful, I removed it yesterday using Revo Uninstaller and the Lavasoft un-install program and my Avira Antivir Desktop Virus (Premium) Program was removed as well. (See other posting). On top of that I am also still trying to clear up a left over LSDELETE issue that gives me error messages every time I reboot my system. Back on 8.1.4 for me and really stroppy about 8.2 - it is a joke! bilby [quote name='Rowntree' post='117223' date='Feb 24 2010, 02:01 AM']Too many problems with 8.2. I will remove and use 8.1. 8.2 is hopeless.[/quote]
  5. Hi, Can't believe this but I was stupid enough to un-install 8.2 again as discussed above using Revo Uninstaller and the Ad_Aware Uninstall program and guess what. It also uninstalled Avira Antivir Desktop as part of the process. #@#@$%##$%^&**&, now I am really annoyed. I will check with the Revo people but I put this squarely upon Lavasoft's head right now. 8.2 is a disaster. bilby
  6. Hi, From my scan logs. Smart Scan (843 seconds) and (28986 items), Full Scan (9930 seconds) and (41769) had reached over (250000) before finishing and reverting to (41769). Bilby [quote name='cressy' post='117193' date='Feb 23 2010, 10:31 AM']I usually do a smart scan and periodically do a full scan as i did today. The full scan did not run anywhere near long enough to have done a full scan. I'm no longer convinced that ad-aware is even protecting my system. I can't remember the last time it even found anything during a scan, not even a cookie. Also today it failed to reinitialize after doing the auto update and had to be started manually. All this is making me feel like i'm on the wrong end of a bad joke. Sometimes it does it and some times it fails. Will ad-aware ever be the best protection again? cressy[/quote]
  7. Hi, Yeah, maybe I should have stuck to AE 8.0 as well ... it was ugly but it worked. Anyhoo, I will try the un-install>search registry>delete>re-install when I have the time over the next couple of days. Maybe they will fix a couple of other things by then. At the moment despite the "lsdelete ..." error message my system still trundles on and loads windows etc. so I guess I can live with the annoyance temporarily. I have enough other security software on board to cover myself if it turns out that Ad_Aware is not actually doing anything anyway. bilby System: 2.85 Gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad Q9550, twin 500GB Raid Mirrored HDDs, 4GB RAM, External 1.5TB HDD, Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600) with HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW GGC-H20L [CD-ROM drive] and NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT [Display adapter], LGE W2252 [Monitor] (23.0") Security Software: Online Armor Firewall Premium Version, Lavasoft - Ad-Aware Pro Application Version 8, 2, 0, 0, Avira GmbH - AntiVir Desktop Premium Version, Advanced SystemCare Pro 3.5.0 plus assorted proactive protectors i.e. Spybot Search & Destroy, Spyware Blaster, WinPatrol, and passive scanners A-Squared Free, SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes AntiMalware, HitMan Pro 3.5 etc. Also utilize Sandboxie and Proxomitron. [quote name='visitor' post='117195' date='Feb 23 2010, 10:45 AM']OK, from your first post I read you had uninstalled 8.2 and reinstalled 8.1 without deleting the registry entries which cause the error message. I was recommending you delete the registry entries while Ad-Aware is not installed. Yeah, 8.2 is buggy and 8.1 was too when first released. That's why I still use AE 8.0, and only after SE was discontinued, so luckily I didn't deal with the 2007-2008 problems.[/quote]
  8. Hi, Like I said I un-installed 8.2 using Revo and the highest settings the first time around after the advice of Lavasoft Support (Licensed and Paid Pro). [quote]Thank you for your email. We are aware of this issue, it has been reported to our developers and they have prioritized it. We will hopefully have it resolved shortly. In the meantime, please uninstall the current version of Ad-Aware and install the previous one instead: [url=""][/url] When a fix for this issue is released, it will be announced in the Support Center blog at[/quote] However in the final phase there is some conflict between the Lavasoft Un-installer wanting to shut down the system and remove files after a reboot and and Revo wanting to finish its last two clean up phases. Maybe something fell between the cracks at that stage. Having to do it all over again sucks and to be honest, based on the last couple of days, I have no great faith that it will work anyway. Even if it solves the "lsdelete ..... issue" I am still stuck with 8.2 chewing up CPU recourses like crazy and the other reported Scanning problem of Smart and Full Scans not being substantially different in the number of final object scanned. In my "humble opinion" 8.2 was released way too early with far too many serious bugs and no where near enough real world testing. That said I have paid for the sucker so I will try the un-install again when my mood improves. This is starting to remind me of Ad_Aware 2007 or was it 2008 and the debacle that caused. Ya think they would learnt their lesson, or we would! bilby [quote name='visitor' post='117188' date='Feb 23 2010, 10:08 AM']Reading the steps, it sounds like the same registry fix (deleting autochk/lsdelete in BootExecute). From what Casey says, i think you need to uninstall Ad-Aware with Revo, search/delete the registry entries, then reinstall Ad-Aware.[/quote]
  9. Hi, I still have 8.2, for what it is worth, on my system so I am not sure if that would be a good idea. What may be the other option would be to un-install 8.2 (with Revo) again and see if that helps. Not too sure about pursuing that option yet but with the mounting number of 8.2 problems ( fast and normal scans etc) I am seriously considering it. Still help. No reply from LS Support yet ... but that is not unusual. bilby : [quote name='casey_boy' post='117176' date='Feb 23 2010, 07:58 AM']I found these two keys relating to lsdelete in my registry: [code]HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\557080B7D715ED94BBA481AA866B9D3A HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager[/code] Check to see if they still exist on your system and then, if Ad-Aware is uninstalled, delete any values relating to lsdelete. You should back up your registry before modifying it. Casey[/quote]
  10. Hi, I have exactly the same problem with the scans. Both appear to be very similar in terms of objects scanned and short times and the full scan with 8.1 used to take hours on my system (500GB with external 1.5TB) and now takes minutes. More 8.2 problems! Bilby [quote name='Rowntree' post='117170' date='Feb 23 2010, 06:19 AM']Just completed a Smart Scan. Only took 46 seconds. Total objects 9957.[/quote]
  11. Hi, That is exactly what I did, and always do. I am still stuck with this problem. How do I get rid of this error message. [quote]"lsdelete program not found skipping Autocheck."[/quote] Still help Bilby [quote name='casey_boy' post='117147' date='Feb 22 2010, 09:16 PM']To save trying to edit orphaned entries in the registry, we could try using [url=""]Revo (free)[/url] to uninstall the currently installed version of Ad-Aware. If you run Revo on it's highest setting, it should remove all orphaned entries for you. Casey[/quote]
  12. Hi, Nope, it was this one and it did not work after reboot. [quote][url=""][/url][/quote] My blue error screen also did not say; [quote]\ systemroot \ windows \ system32 \ autochk.exe program not found-skipping autocheck[/quote] It said; [quote]"lsdelete program not found skipping Autocheck."[/quote] So are these the same thing and does the other one that you posted work with my problem? Regards bilby : [quote name='visitor' post='117139' date='Feb 22 2010, 07:22 PM']Is this the registry fix you tried? [url=""][/url][/quote]
  13. Hi, Since the update problems with 8.2, I have un-installed 8.2, then installed 8.1.2, then updated to 8.1.4, then very tentatively updated back to 8.2. Now when I boot my system I get the blue screen error message - "lsdelete program not found skipping Autocheck." This is repeated twice and then my system moves on to complete sysinternals pagefile defrag and after that my system moves on to the Windows logon screen. I understand that a similar error message was associated with the un-installing of Ad-Aware 2007. This could be removed by modifying the registry (listed on Lavasoft Forum). Tried the same fix for my current problem with 8.2 and family but it did not work. How do I get rid of this annoying error message and related activity? Help. Bilby
  14. Hi, I finally managed to download and install (in Safe Mode) LPF Version 3 after many attempts. The new interface looks great BUT there appears to be a conflict between the new Web Control - Ads and Sites Module of LPF3 and the Ad-Watch Module of Ad-Aware Pro 2007. If the LPF3 is up and running Ad-Watch will not open and run. Advice so far from Lavasoft is to un-install and then re-install Ad-Aware Pro 2007. They claim that any conflict between the two Lavasoft programs is not possible .............. extensively tested! I will try the un-install and re-install trick with Ad-Aware Pro 2007 but I am not convinced that there is not a conflict problem between the two programs in this Ad Block area. Interested in any other thoughts from the forum. Bilby
  15. Hi, For the last two weeks or so every time I boot-up my PC I get an Error Message stating that aawservice.exe has had an unhandled exception and a request to send in a Crash Report. By now I must have sent in over 50 of these suckers and have also written to Lavasoft Support for assistance but have gotten nowhere. Am I the only one out here with this problem? Any help would be nice. bilby WinXP Pro SP2, Lavasoft Personal Firewall, Ad-Aware 2007 Pro, WinPatrol, AVG Free, AVG Anti-Spy Free, Avira Antivir Free, Webroot Spysweeper, Spybot S&D, SpywareBlaster.