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AdAware 822 and Outlook2000

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I'm running W2K with Office 2000(and Outlook 2000). I installed AdAware 8.2.2 with all the options. By doing this my Outlook 2000 broke; it would not exit and finally would not even open. I traced the problem down to the AdAware Extra the 'Email Scanner'. Some online research told me to disable this feature BUT the program would not let me; then I read where it told me to go to Add/Remove and uninstall the AdAware Email Scanner. I did that and WOW did that cause some problems. My Antivirus program(Avira AntiVir Personal) quit working and I got an error about a missing dll file(MSVCR90.DLL) when I restarted the computer. I had to reinstall the complete AdAware 8.2.2 to fix the Antivirus program. BUT, here's what I finally ended up doing.
-Download the latest Avira AntiVir program.
-Go to Add/Remove and uninstall the 'Email Scanner. This will cause the Antivirus program to no work.
-Restart the computer.
-Reinstall the Avira Antivirus program.
-Restart the computer
-Update the Avira program.

I ended up without the email scanner but everything else seems to be working.

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The reason you had so many problems is because Avira AntiVir has its own email scanner and that caused a conflict with Ad-Aware's email scanner. Also Ad-Aware email scanner is only designed to work with Outlook 2003 or newer versions. It should have been disabled by default during the install of Ad-Aware. But I'm glad to hear that you got it sorted.

cressy

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I think Ad-Aware and Avira share files. As late as Feb (version 8.1.4, the last 8.1 update), Ad-Aware updates unpacked files with names similar to Avira's VDF update. Back then, somebody here uninstalled Ad-Aware and it broke Avira. Also around the same time, there was a problem with Ad-Aware deletion of msvcr71.dll needed by other programs. I wouldn't be surprised if Ad-Aware's email scanner is the same as Avira's.

Anyhow, thanks for the info - I'll close this thread now that your problem is resolved. I'll also add this topic to the thread to Lavasoft where I reported the other Avira problem.

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