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alex10294

Scan results page too small and everything grayed out

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I just installed my new copy of Ad-aware pro. I did a full-scan (which took over an hour) and when it was done, it just gave me a bunch of names of "problems" on the left and TRUNCATED paths with no way to find the files on the right. I KNOW a lot of these are files that I actually want (false positives) but the interface is so restricted that I can't even expand the paths so I know what ad-aware wants to delete! How am I supposed to decide what action to take if I can't even see the file? No sort options? No paths? No adjustable columns? No windows sizing? No saving the list to deal with later? If I don't do everything now, I can't do it later? What is this, 1996?

I'm sure I'm just missing some obvious or hidden menu where the problem correction screen is better, but I can't find it.

Update: I found out that if you right-click EACH problem and select "copy path to clipboard" and paste that MANUALLY into explorer you can find the file. That's totally unacceptable. Come-on - Every spyware program since the late 90's has had a much better results screen than this. I must be missing something. Otherwise, this program is completely useless. Edited by alex10294

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At least you can check the log file.
XP - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Logs\Scan_<date information>.log
Vista and 7 - C:\ProgramData\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Logs\Scan_<date information>.log

Please, follow the guide [url="http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=18033"]http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=18033[/url] to report false positives.

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[quote name='CeciliaB' post='124392' date='Dec 28 2010, 02:34 AM']At least you can check the log file.
XP - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Logs\Scan_<date information>.log
Vista and 7 - C:\ProgramData\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Logs\Scan_<date information>.log

Please, follow the guide [url="http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=18033"]http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=18033[/url] to report false positives.[/quote]


That's actually a really good solution. Not as good as them including basic functionality ( :( ), but good. When I looked at the log, I found out that basically every single one of the 100 or so "problems" were false positives and the few remaining were not dangerous.

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Recently discussed here:

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