[quote name='mattklionsky' post='123842' date='Nov 24 2010, 01:03 AM']I recently downloaded/installed the current FREE version of AdAware. It lives on a W2K laptop that also runs AVAST antivirus. The program opens, and all expected buttons are there and seem functional (i.e., none are 'greyed out), but when I initiate 'system scan', it doesn't seem that anything actually gets scanned, no matter how long I wait. Even after 50 hrs of runtime, the 'scanned objects' counter stays at a big ZERO and the 'current section' labels sits at 'Rootkits'. However, the moving progress bar skips along, just as if it was actually doing something. Windows Task Manager says the AdAware ap is running, but the Taskmanager Process index says that 'AAWTray' (which I assume to be the AdAware service engine?) has used just 3 seconds of CPU time, while occupying 1.4 MB of RAM and 2.2 MB of VM. Oh, my system does meet Ad Aware specs for available RAM, HD space, CPU speed, etc., and it was defragged just before installing the software. (Old AdAware version from about 2006 is still installed on machine, in case that matters; it scans fine, but there haven't been any definition updates for it for a long time, so it is really sort of useless at this point.)
Anyone have an idea what the problem could be?
Responses to email klionsky at ameritech.net appreciated[/quote]
ALSO - ADDEDNUM - forgot to mention - the 'stop scan' button doesn't work; I have to close the program to make it stop.