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Ad-Aware SE freezing

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:P I am a newby so please bare with me. Ad-Aware is freezing when it gets to WINDOWS\system32\dllcache. I have uninstalled.Reinstalled.installed other programmes and have read everything I can! My main worry is that before it stalls it is showing lots of critical objects and identifies registry files and keys.

I have downloaded Highjackthis and the log is below. I am also having other probs but dont know if they are linked. If i need to post any other info please let me know.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1

Scan saved at 15:18:59, on 19/07/2006

Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)


Running processes:








C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2006\WinStylerThemeSvc.exe










C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe









C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe

C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe

C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe

C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe


C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe



R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.bbc.co.uk/

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://osalerts.zonelabs.com/osanalyze.jsp...%5Crundll32.exe

O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll

O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Easy-WebPrint - {327C2873-E90D-4c37-AA9D-10AC9BABA46C} - C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [!ewido] "C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\ewido.exe" /minimized

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized

O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Translate English Word - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmwordtrans.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html

O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate Page into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html

O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB

O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204

O16 - DPF: {4F1E5B1A-2A80-42CA-8532-2D05CB959537} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://originalpaul.spaces.msn.com//PhotoUpload/MsnPUpld.cab

O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)

O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll

O20 - Winlogon Notify: WRNotifier - WRLogonNTF.dll (file missing)

O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe

O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe

O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe

O23 - Service: ewido anti-spyware 4.0 guard - Anti-Malware Development a.s. - C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe

O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe

O23 - Service: iPodService - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe

O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe

O23 - Service: TuneUp WinStyler Theme Service (TUWinStylerThemeSvc) - TuneUp Software GmbH - C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2006\WinStylerThemeSvc.exe

O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe



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Gunman, you are absolutely right. I have been have the same problem as "newbie" with Ad-Aware freezing up and finally resorted to this forum. I also uninstalled and reinstalled AdAware with the same results. I disabled SpySweeper and it ran fine. Previously, AdAware would freeze in the memory scan.

Thanks for your suggestion.

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Possibly SpySweeper; but not previous I installed 2006/01/28; more likely the newer I installed 2006/07/12; my next use of Ad-Aware on 7/16 hung. I also updated Symantec Norten Internet Security to "2006" on 6/08. I have not crippled SpySweeper to test. Regards, Paul Wood

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There is a conflict between Ad-Aware and the latest version of Spy Sweeper, as per this post (look at the second page):


Frank C Yesterday, 02:48 PMAt the risk of beating this topic to death - I want to post the text of the poblem report that I sent to Webroot and their reply. Now, I will patiently await a fix and, in the meantime, stop Spy Sweeper for the duration of the Ad-Aware Scan.

Frank C


Problem Reported to Webroot - Frank C July17 @1:59PM EST

There is a conflict between the new Spy Sweeper version and Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06 r1. If Spy Sweeper is running when an Ad-Aware scan is executed, Ad-Aware stalls on “Running Processes�.

If Spy Sweeper is stopped, Ad-Aware runs to completion.

This did NOT occur before the latest Spy Sweeper upgrade.

This has also been reported in the Lavasoft Support Forum, “Scan Freezes At Local Registry� . http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?s...43&hl=freez


Problem response from Webroot Tues July 18 @5:18 PM EST


Unfortunately, there is a conflict preventing Ad-Aware from scanning while Spy Sweeper is running. We are in communication with Lavasoft to find a solution for the issue. In the mean time, you will simply need to shut down spy sweeper when scanning with Ad-Aware. I apologize for any inconvenience.



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I also have had the same freezing problem and it seems to freeze at different files, however, I have noticed that for the last five times it has frozen at Process Module 1864. I have yet to try it while shutting down Spy Sweeper but will be trying that next.


There is a conflict between Ad-Aware and the latest version of Spy Sweeper, as per this post (look at the second page):





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