Corrine

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  1. Hi, Maestro1. I'm sorry you also got hit by the Ad-Watch Automatic bug. I suggest you print the instructions in my blog post so you have a reference to follow. Then start with downloading the suggested file association files linked from my blog post and copy the script to Notepad, saving it as instructed. The reason you want to turn off the Automatic setting is so Ad-Watch does not automatically block the changes. Perhaps you can turn off the Automatic setting by booting into Safe Mode. If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power. Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on. Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu will appear. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again. Ensure that the Safe Mode option is selected. Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe Mode. Login on your usual account. Once in Safe Mode, navigate to the location of the Lavasoft folder and right-click on the Ad-Watch.exe from there. The default location being: C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Professional C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Plus If you cannot access Ad-Watch to turn it off, try going ahead with the instructions as posted. Just remember, if you get any prompts from Ad-Watch, be sure to accept the changes. Should Ad-Watch block the fix, I am afraid you may have to temporarily uninstall the software. Be sure to note some place your Registration/License number as you will need it when you reinstall the program. In fact, you may want to locate the original download file and note its location since Lavasoft no longer has AAW SE available, although I gather updates for Plus and Pro subscribers are currently still provided. Otherwise, you will need to be prepared to upgrade to the new release. I'm sure you'll do fine.
  2. According to the comment posted by Jona Bolin, Lavasoft AB, at http://securitygarden.blogspot.com/2008/02...flict-with.html Since Ad-Aware 2007 (Free) also includes the Ad-Watch component, it is understandable that Windows Live OneCare (WLOC) is justified in pointing out the possible conflict. After all, the WLOC team has a responsibility to their paid customers just as Lavasoft does to theirs. Based on Jona's admission that Ad-Watch could indeed terminate WLOC, I suggest that the WLOC team is certainly doing what they should to protect their paid customers. Particularly considering Jona's comment, it would also appear that Michael went, shall we say, a tad bit overboard in her blog post when she referred to "Microsoft Bullies" along with other inappropriate remarks. That said, I would suggest users of both Windows Live OneCare and Ad-Aware 2007 (Free) refer to the post and screen captures by Microsoft MVP Donna Buenaventura at Windows Live OneCare and Ad-Aware 2007 incompatibility issue where Donna illustrates what the Windows Live OneCare screen captures mean, explaining that she has had no issues running both WLOC and Ad-Aware 2007 (Free).
  3. Just as an FYI, to be Certified for Windows Vista, a software must past tests for compatibility with both Windows Vista 32 and 64 bit.
  4. Jørn Rudolph received help here: http://www.landzdown.com/index.php?topic=17464.0
  5. Hi, trumpy81. It appears you missed the memo. Ad-Aware 2007 is not ready for Windows Vista. Learn about Software Certified for Windows Vista
  6. Hi, Buddy. What tool did you use to obtain that information? I hope that means you used Tom Coyote Wilson's special brisket recipe. (Edit to note -- The page link to the Brisket recipe is missing. I've posted a request in this thread: "Quick Coyote Chatroom RibSauce")
  7. It takes multiple scans just to remove mere tracking cookies or does that include MRU's as well??? Aside from the fact that tracking cookies are a privacy choice rather than a threat to the computer, that seems rather odd to me.
  8. I was really hoping this problem would have finally been fixed with AAW 2007. It has been an issue since SE was released in 2004. DO NOT set Ad-Watch to automatic! Here's the fix: http://securitygarden.blogspot.com/2006/12...nk-and-exe.html
  9. Hi, Stinman. This appears to be a f/p. See http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?s...amp;#entry43267
  10. Please check at Castle Cops: http://www.castlecops.com/p950425-Ad_Aware...ion.html#950425 Thanks.
  11. AAW 2007 is not Vista compatible. See http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=8684 I would advise waiting until Certified for Windows Vista: You can follow Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 933305: Applications that have earned the "Certified for Windows Vista" logo or the "Works with Windows Vista" logo. Look under "More Information".
  12. I almost forgot -- Hi, Gogo! Merry Christmas to you and your family as well. Give your Mom a hug from me.
  13. Hi, Michael. Merry Christmas to you and yours as well! Thanks for the update. It would have been a good idea to update the Lavasoft Privacy Policy as nowhere is it stated that subscribers email addresses will be given to another party (other than Element5 when dealing with a purchase). Besides, BlueHornet is a bit more than a mailing engine. According to their own description of their business, they are an "eMarketing Suite". Thus, the likely reason all the links in the email are a dr.bluehornet.com addresses like the following: http://dr.bluehornet.com/ct/ct.php?t=37875...7B4107C62843E8C (BTW, we teach users to mouse over links to detect phishing scams. If the link doesn't show the sender's name/address, submit the email to [email protected] and delete the email.) Having now gone to their website and seen the list of partners, since I don't have the time nor inclination to check out the privacy policy of BlueHornet as well as the rest of their partners, I've unsubscribed. There are too many complications involved for a simple newsletter or update notice.
  14. I know I didn't provide my consent. What really disgusted me was the wording of the unsubscribe acknowledgment specifically specifying the opt-out to "all marketing e-mail subscriptions". {If you already deleted the email, see here.} @Winchester, perhaps this explains Urizen's lack of involvement: http://www.lavasoft.com/company/about_lavasoft/
  15. The detected CLSID for HiWire is identified as adware so may not be detected by the antivirus software in miekiemoes great list. I suggest you first scan with Ad-Aware SE in safe mode, removing all that is found. If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power. Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on. Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu will appear. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again. Ensure that the Safe Mode option is selected. Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe Mode. Login on your usual account. If you need further assistance with Safe Mode, see Symantec Once you restart in normal mode, consider running ATF Cleaner: Download ATF Cleaner by Atribune from http://www.atribune.org/public-beta/ATF-Cleaner.exe . Save it to your Desktop. To run ATF Cleaner Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program. Click Select All found at the bottom of the list. Click the Empty Selected button. Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program. Following that, scan with Ad-Aware SE again and see how you make out.