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How Do I Stop A Scan?

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I was very happy with AdAware SE and am wondering why in the world I ever decided to "upgrade" (which seems quite a misnomer) to 2007.

 

I have the Pro version and have it scheduled to run a full scan every night. I can't *see* the scan running, however, and never see any results or opportunities to delete infections (if I open the program and look at my statistics, I can see that it has run 22 scans, found 1179 infections and removed 1 of them). Tonight I needed to use my computer while a scan was evidently running, but I could not figure out how to pause or cancel it (everything was running too slowly while it was scanning) nor could I see the scan's progress so I could determine how long I might have to wait until it finished on its own. I finally resorted to going into Task Manager and shutting down the aawservice.exe process because AdAware did not even show up as an application there. Is there something else I could have done?

 

I am so frustrated with this product and am baffled as to how it ever made it out of the Beta phase. :)

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Hi weegie,

 

You should have a Stop Scan button just behind the scan progress.

You can click on it, even if the mouse cursor is showing hourglass.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Bye

Michel

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Thank you, Michel, for your response.

 

I am able to stop a scan if I have manually started one, but if an automatic scan is running, there is no AdAware interface, not even an icon in the system tray. When I try to open AdAware to access the interface, I receive an error message saying that AdAware is already open.

 

I recall now that the main reason I upgraded from SE was for the automatic scan feature. Obviously I now regret that.

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I was very happy with AdAware SE and am wondering why in the world I ever decided to "upgrade" (which seems quite a misnomer) to 2007.

 

I have the Pro version and have it scheduled to run a full scan every night. I can't *see* the scan running, however, and never see any results or opportunities to delete infections (if I open the program and look at my statistics, I can see that it has run 22 scans, found 1179 infections and removed 1 of them). Tonight I needed to use my computer while a scan was evidently running, but I could not figure out how to pause or cancel it (everything was running too slowly while it was scanning) nor could I see the scan's progress so I could determine how long I might have to wait until it finished on its own. I finally resorted to going into Task Manager and shutting down the aawservice.exe process because AdAware did not even show up as an application there. Is there something else I could have done?

 

I am so frustrated with this product and am baffled as to how it ever made it out of the Beta phase. ;)

 

 

sounds very much like yet another 'bug' that needs ironing out, it does seem a shame that a lot of the functionality that was available in all versions of ad-aware se is just not there in this new and much vaunted product. i am just glad i am only using the free version at this moment, and can only imagine how frustrating it must be for those who have paid for it. polygon

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I have an answer for that : There is no way at the moment to stop a scheduled scan.

 

However, this will be discussed to see if it can be made available.

 

 

Thanks.

Michel

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