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  1. These kinds of decisions from Lavasoft are why I dumped Adaware when version 10.0 was released a year ago, and I tell people to either remove it or stay at version 9, and find an alternative solution of which there are many. So, Lavasoft finally supplies the capability to just do on demand simple scans without any other extra conflicting software being installed, but give you no method to manually select that option during the install (for whatever reason a user might want only the scanning capability), new versions of conflicting anti-virus software from other suppliers being the most obvious reason.
  2. Wow, I indicated that I had this problem back in August with version 9.5 and it still has not been resolved. I replaced Adaware with other equally effective products back then.
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    ad aware issue

    [quote name='madcow' post='129328' date='Sep 11 2011, 07:43 PM']Today I updated ad aware to the latest version (I already had ad aware installed) from cnet.com. I decided to do a scan of my computer w/the new updated software, and a few minutes in, noticed that my computer was being loud. My cpu usage had jumped to 100% and ad aware was using > 90% of my resources. I cut it off and uninstalled it, which is a shame, because I have been using ad aware for years and have never had a problem before. I am running the free version of ad aware on windows 7 64 bit, w/8 GB of ram. cpu: quad core 2.2 processor. Just wanted to let you guys know about the issue, and maybe one day I'll download it again and try once more. Itll be a while though.[/quote] See my thread titled "extremely high cpu usage". I have also been using Adaware for years and I also installed the latest version of Adaware (9.5) on Windows 7 64 bit, w/8 GB of ram on a quad core hyperthreaded processor. After Adaware runs for a minute or so, my cpu usage repeatedly goes through the roof, the four processor cores hit 89 degrees C, and the fan turns on to cool it. Their response is that this is normal. My response is that it has been immediately removed from my computer as I have equally effective software products installed that not only run at safe temperatures, but have shorter scan times.
  4. [quote name='CeciliaB' post='129119' date='Aug 29 2011, 06:07 PM']Filehippo has older versions: [url="http://www.filehippo.com/download_ad-aware/"]http://www.filehippo.com/download_ad-aware/[/url][/quote] Thanks.
  5. Is there a site (http or ftp site?) where can I download the most recent older version that does not have the speed "improvements"? I suspect that would be version 9.0.7.
  6. [quote name='CeciliaB' post='129042' date='Aug 26 2011, 07:45 PM']Did you do other things with the computer at the same time that used CPU time or hard disk?[/quote] I figured that is what you meant, but I really never checked whether scans were impacting other application(s) that were running at the same time; so you may be bringing up yet another issue with this version. When I run full scans, I leave the computer and go watch TV or something, so my concern is having the processor screaming while I am in another room. If this is going to be Adaware 9.5's standard mode of operation, then it is plain and simply no longer a viable product for me anymore; Adaware has been a fantastic product, but I have other products that work equally as well or better, without the cpu usage problem.
  7. [quote name='CeciliaB' post='129028' date='Aug 26 2011, 03:27 PM']Hi pjc, Due to many complaints about slow scan Lavasoft has now reprogrammed the scan so it is multi-threaded and uses all available processor cores. If you minimize Ad-Aware during the scan, it will run will low priority and allow you to use the computer during the scan but instead the scan will use the processor less and take longer time. If you have another antivirus program installed, you should inactivate it during the scan, otherwise it will also start to run. Usually the hard disk accesses are so slow that Ad-Aware will have to wait for hard disk reads and therefore not being able to use all of the processor. As long as the fan keeps the processor temperature at normal levels, the scan shouldn't shorten the life of the processor.[/quote] Minimizing Adaware does not help.
  8. I upgraded to Adaware 9.5 and during a scan all 8 processors threads are so maxed out that the processor fan is turning on, something that I have only experienced twice before in the two years that I have owned this computer (with other defective software). Until a fix is made, I will be reverting back to the previous version. A 4x faster version is just not worth shortening the life of my processor.
  9. [quote name='Noddy' post='122869' date='Sep 23 2010, 07:08 PM']v8.3.3 just as bad - still taking forever to update, and its not the downloading causing the issue....[/quote] Since the problem has not been fixed, I have been forced to uninstall Ad-Aware. Shame, since it used to be a very good product. Agreed that downloading is not the issue, and although my cpu usage and memory usage are not pegged, it is busy doing something (50% cpu usage) and the Update Manager is stuck on "Applying 54 Updates" as usual.
  10. Running Adaware 8.3.1 on Win XP. If the slowness problem does not get resolved soon, I will also be forced to discontinue use of Adaware. Simple updates take forever now.
  11. [quote name='pjc' post='122307' date='Sep 4 2010, 04:25 PM']Same exact problem as recent post with the same software version. Installed and re-installed Adaware but it did not help. I downloaded the updates manually, but as soon as I did an update from within Adaware it deleted my updated file and is stuck again at the "Applying update: Extended definition: applying 91 updates." I know it is indeed running, because I see it in the Task Manager, and it is steadily using 50% cpu processing power on both pipelines of a 2.61 GHZ hyperthreaded cpu. It has been running for a couple of hours, so I am forced to kill the process non-gracefully.[/quote] UPDATE. Took a couple hours . but finally updated. You can close this thread if you want to.
  12. [quote name='Dante3000' post='122272' date='Sep 3 2010, 03:27 AM']Hi, I am suddenly having problems updating my Ad Aware programme version 8.3.1. It gets to a point where it says something along the lines of 'Applying 90 updates' before freezing up. Only a system restart can get rid of it from my screen. I have tried re-installing and the same thing continues to happen... any help would be much appreciated.[/quote] Same exact problem as recent post with the same software version. Installed and re-installed Adaware but it did not help. I downloaded the updates manually, but as soon as I did an update from within Adaware it deleted my updated file and is stuck again at the "Applying update: Extended definition: applying 91 updates." I know it is indeed running, because I see it in the Task Manager, and it is steadily using 50% cpu processing power on both pipelines of a 2.61 GHZ hyperthreaded cpu. It has been running for a couple of hours, so I am forced to kill the process non-gracefully.
  13. After working for a day, it is now not working again. Yes indeed, it sure sounds like a server problem, DNS lookup problem, etc.
  14. Slight correction. My updates started working after I manually downloaded and installed the definition file (core.aawdef file) per the FAQ instructions. The updates have been working ever since. I had this happen once in the past, but I do not remember if it was Adaware or Spy-Bot that I had to manually install the def file in order to fix everything.
  15. Not sure when, but apparantly Lavsoft fixed the problem because it is working again today.