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'System error 18114 has occured' when opeing Ad-Aware 2008

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I encounterd the following error when starting up the Ad-Aware 2008:

 

System error 1814 has occured. Could not login to service. Are you running this application as another user.

 

Found the following forum item:

Resolved; High CPU issue or system error 1814, With Ad-Aware 2008

 

The issue with the updated definitions file has been resolved.

Please follow the instructions below to delete the corrupt definitions file, and restart your computer.

 

First you need to delete the broken definitions file.

Location: (2000, XP) - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft \Ad-Aware\core.aawdef

Location Vista: (Vista) - C:\ProgramData\Lavasoft \Ad-Aware\ core.aawdef

 

Then restart the computer and restart Ad-Aware.

 

Instead of restarting your computer, you can also restart the Ad-Aware service manually after you delete the corrupt def file.

1. Go to the start menu, click 'Run...' and type 'services.msc'

2. In the services window, locate 'Ad-Aware Service', select it and

click 'Stop'

3. When the service is stopped, click 'Start'

4. Start Ad-Aware again.

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But there isn't an Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware subfolder in my XP box. A search for the file 'core.aawdef' returns none.

 

How can the above error be resolved?

 

Thanks,

Ben

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I encounterd the following error when starting up the Ad-Aware 2008:

 

System error 1814 has occured. Could not login to service. Are you running this application as another user.

 

Found the following forum item:

Resolved; High CPU issue or system error 1814, With Ad-Aware 2008

 

The issue with the updated definitions file has been resolved.

Please follow the instructions below to delete the corrupt definitions file, and restart your computer.

 

First you need to delete the broken definitions file.

Location: (2000, XP) - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft \Ad-Aware\core.aawdef

Location Vista: (Vista) - C:\ProgramData\Lavasoft \Ad-Aware\ core.aawdef

 

Then restart the computer and restart Ad-Aware.

 

Instead of restarting your computer, you can also restart the Ad-Aware service manually after you delete the corrupt def file.

1. Go to the start menu, click 'Run...' and type 'services.msc'

2. In the services window, locate 'Ad-Aware Service', select it and

click 'Stop'

3. When the service is stopped, click 'Start'

4. Start Ad-Aware again.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

But there isn't an Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware subfolder in my XP box. A search for the file 'core.aawdef' returns none.

 

How can the above error be resolved?

 

Thanks,

Ben

 

Ben encountered exactly the same problem, anyone out there help.

 

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To un-install Adaware 2008 in Windows Vista, follow these steps:

 

1. type in msconfig into the "start search section"

2. click on msconfig and then click the services button

3. check the "hide all microsoft services" (you may possibly need to click the "apply" button if it doesn't do it automatically)(this will leave you only with the Adaware service among other programs microsoft unrelated)

4. check only the adaware service (uncheck the other services) and click disable all services button and then apply the change (this will diable the adaware service from starting upon reboot)

5. restart computer (you should notice your memory usage to be lowered) and then proceed to the un-installation of Adaware

6. restart computer

 

After restarting, Adaware 2008 will no longer be on your computer and you can install the AE edition if you like. The reason you can't un-install the Adware 2008 edition is because the Adaware service is constantly rebooting before you diable the service.

 

Hope this helps!! :)

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I've taken the sugested steps for windows XP but I'm still getting the message:

system error 1814 has occurred description could not login to sevice Are you running this application as another user?

application terminates.

isn'there a tool from lavasoft to completely clean adaware from your system (in windows cleanup I can't spot adaware

Please can someone help us?

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Hello

That's the mess with this halve-way-workarounds :) ...

@ Ben

Appl. Data is a hidden file, to show them ...

XP

1. Open Windows Explorer

2. Click on the ‘Tools’ menu item

3. Click on ‘Folder Options’ item

4. Click on ‘View’

5. Uncheck ‘Hide extensions for known file types’

6. Hidden Files and Folders, check Show hidden files and folders

 

Vista

# Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.

 

# Click on the Start button. This is the small round button with the Windows flag in the lower left corner.

 

# Click on the Control Panel menu option.

 

# When the control panel opens you can either be in Classic View or Control Panel Home view:

 

If you are in the Classic View do the following:

 

1. Double-click on the Folder Options icon.

 

2. Click on the View tab.

 

3. Go to step 5.

 

 

If you are in the Control Panel Home view do the following:

 

1. Click on the Appearance and Personalization link.

 

2. Click on Show Hidden Files or Folders.

 

3. Go to step 5.

 

# Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Show hidden files and folders.

 

# Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide extensions for known file types.

 

# Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system filles

 

Raziel ;)

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