2010 version of Ad-Aware won't finish scanning in Ad-Aware 8.x (2010 Ver) - Resolved/Inactive Posted October 14, 2009 · Report reply If you have Norton, there's a known problem - Tamper Protection needs to be turned off: Ad-Aware Scan Freeze Have you tried only Smart Scan? Maybe you can try right-click context menu scan of a folder just to see if it can complete a scan. Not sure what's going on - you might be infected with something which shuts down Ad-Aware: Read the instructions in my signature: 1. post a log in the HijackThis forum. Copy/paste or link to this thread to describe the problem, and somebody there can help you with malware removal. 2. submit malware to Lavasoft for analysis - this will help in future definitions and software updates I don't have Norton loaded onto my system. I do have McAfee and as mentioned above I disabled/stopped it at one point and still AA never finishes scanning. I have tried the following combinations to no avail: Critical Only folder and files less than 2.5MB plus: Root Kits Only - fails Behavioral Only - fails Archival Only - fails Executables Only - fails No other folders selected - fails Just switched to: Running Applications folder and files less than 2.5MB: No other folders selected - fails Oh, and as an aside the Stop Scan button does not work you have to kill/exit AA to perform each test situation. Will continue doing AA's QA teams job until either I find something or I give up on it and remove it from my system.