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Guide for manually loading def file into Ad-Aware 8.3.x

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[b]Steps[/b]
1. Stop Ad-Aware Service
2. Old Def File cleanup
3. Install 7-zip
4. Download and prepare def files
5. Install new def files
6. Restart Ad-Aware service

[b]Step 1 - Stop Ad-Aware Service[/b][list]
[*]Click on Start -> run. Type [b]services.msc[/b] in the box
[*]A window will appear. Scroll down till you find "Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service"
[*]Right click it - select "Stop"
[/list][b]Step 2 - Old Def File cleanup[/b]
Go to:[list]
[*][b]XP[/b] - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Defs
[*][b]Vista / Win 7[/b] - C:\Users\All Users\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Defs
[*]Delete core.aawdef, core.aawdef.fingerprintdiskcache.bin, core.aawdef.hashdiskcache.bin, core.aawdef.regdiskcache.bin
[/list]Go to:[list]
[*][b]XP[/b] - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Defs\Extended
[*][b]Vista / Win 7[/b] - C:\Users\All Users\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Defs\Extended
[*]Delete contents of the Extended folder
[/list]
[b]Step 3 - Install 7-zip[/b][list]
[*]Download [url="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sevenzip/7z465.exe"]http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sevenzip/7z465.exe[/url]
[*]Install 7-zip by double clicking on the downloaded 7z465.exe file. Follow instructions to install.
[/list][b]Step 4 - Download and prepare def files[/b][list]
[*]Create a folder on the desktop (or preferred location) called 'AAWDefFiles'
[*]Download [url="http://download.lavasoft.com/public/extended_full_definition.sgn"]http://download.lavasoft.com/public/extend..._definition.sgn[/url] to AAWDefFiles folder
[*]Download [url="http://download.lavasoft.com/public/core.excluded.aawdef.zip"]http://download.lavasoft.com/public/core.excluded.aawdef.zip[/url] to AAWDefFiles folder
[*]Right click on downloaded extended_full_definition.sgn file.
[*]Select '7-zip' -> "Extract to extended_full_definition"
[*]Right click on downloaded core.excluded.aawdef.zip.
[*]Select '7-zip' -> "Extract to core.excluded.aawdef"
[/list]

[b]Step 5 - Install new def files[/b][list]
[*]Go into AAWDefs\extended_full_definition folder. Copy the entire contents into:
[*][b]XP -[/b] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Defs\Extended
[*][b]Vista / Win 7[/b] - C:\Users\All Users\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Defs\Extended
[*]Go into AAWDefs\core.excluded.aawdef\consolidate_core_output folder
[*]Rename core.excluded.aawdef to core.aawdef
[*]Copy core.aawdef to:
[*][b]XP -[/b] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Defs
[*][b]Vista / Win 7[/b] - C:\Users\All Users\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Defs
[/list]
[b]Step 6 - Restart Ad-Aware service[/b][list]
[*]Click on Start -> Run. Type [b]services.msc[/b] in the box
[*]A window will appear. Scroll down till you find "Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service"
[*]Right click it - select [b]Start[/b]
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