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Getting rid of the Safe browsing page

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How do I turn off the Safe Browsing page? Safe Browsing is turned off in Ad-Aware. I've restarted Ad-Aware, Restarted the computer, shut down Ad-Aware. No matter what, whenever I type a word into the Firefox address bar like Wikipedia, or Google, or Lavasoft, and press enter it gives me this page. It's really not cool.

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Hi philnolan3d,

I wonder why that function is not working as it should, that is you should only get to that page when you enter a web address that doesn't exist.
Please, see if you have Ad-Aware Browsing Protection installed (Control Panel - "Programs and features" or "Add and remove programs"), then try to uninstall it.
You can also check if any add-ons (extensions) related to Ad-Aware are installed in Firefox (menu Tools - Add-ons).

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I am having the exact same issue. After updating to the newest version of Ad-Aware yesterday, my address bar in Firefox stopped working the way it had previously. Firefox has a feature to use the address bar as a search box as well, and I use that all the time. So I don't have to type in a valid website, I can just type a word to search, and it comes up with Google search results. That no longer works.

I have Safe Browsing turned off, and it still hijacks my browser. I even turned off Ad-Aware completely, and it still hijacks my firefox address bar.

This is not good. Why would I want to continue using an Anti-virus program when it is doing things that I don't want it to do, and it won't let me turn it off!? Even without the program running it is doing things. From a user standpoint, that is frustrating.

Your program has actually started fitting parts of the definition of Malware! Malware is software designed to disrupt computer operation... it is a general term to mean a variety of forms of intrusive, or annoying software or code. Obviously it's not hostile, which is a big part of malware, but still. Come on!

I have trusted Ad-Aware for years, but now I'm just not sure anymore.

The first thing I did was check add-ons in Firefox, and nothing new was there.

Thankfully, CeciliaB has suggested the correct solution. I had to go into Windows Control Panel, and uninstall Ad-Aware Browsing Protection.

It looks like this severly needs ot be fixed!

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Hi jlyon1515,

Thank you for the information! :)
I'm glad that my suggestion solved your problem.

I will show your post for my contact person at Lavasoft. To be able to reproduce the problem I think Lavasoft wants some more information.
Do you have Firefox version 12 (the latest)?
Which Windows version do you have, including 32 or 64 bits?

"Safe browsing" is a feature that works in another way to protect the computer.

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Hi again,

Using Firefox address field for searching is a known problem that probably will be corrected in Ad-Aware 10.2.

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I actually created an account for the sole purpose of replying to this thread. This issue needs to be addressed. It needs a higher priority than "probably will be corrected." I've been using Ad Aware for years, but if I get an update to 10.2 and it does not fix this problem. I won't be a user any longer. There are many many programs and utilities that will install a browser toolbar during installation, but they give you the option to not install it, if you don't want those features. I never saw anything regarding this while I was installing the newest Ad Aware. Sure, maybe it was an unintended consequence, which I can forgive. What I can't forgive is if it is not corrected.

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Hi kingw,

I don't know what Lavasoft has planned to do in each of the up-coming releases, so I don't know in which release the fix for being able to use Firefox' address field as a search field will be available.

Regarding the Ad-Aware Security toolbar (that has not been discussed before in this topic), that is an option during the installation of Ad-Aware 10.x, see page 9 in the manual.

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I am having the same issue. When I go to some of my regular websites (including the message board for my part-time job!), I get the AdAware Safe Browsing screen. I completely UNINSTALLED every Lavasoft program from my computer, disabled any Lavasoft Firefox plug-ins/add-ons, restarted... and still get the screen when I go to Facebook, my company website, and other pages. How can Adware's safe browsing still be blocking my internet browser when I removed it from my computer? I am running Firefox 13.0.

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Hi tizar,

Do you have the same problem in Internet Explorer?

Please, save DDS to your desktop: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/dds.scr

Double-click on the DDS tool to run it.

When finished, DDS will open two (2) logs:
1. DDS.txt
2. Attach.txt

Save them to your desktop and paste their content into your answer. Then I can read them and see what is still running or what Firefox setting that needs to be changed.

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[quote name='tizar' timestamp='1339031409' post='136326']
I am having the same issue. When I go to some of my regular websites (including the message board for my part-time job!), I get the AdAware Safe Browsing screen. I completely UNINSTALLED every Lavasoft program from my computer, disabled any Lavasoft Firefox plug-ins/add-ons, restarted... and still get the screen when I go to Facebook, my company website, and other pages. How can Adware's safe browsing still be blocking my internet browser when I removed it from my computer? I am running Firefox 13.0.

Exactly the same problem. I tried deleting everything as well. I have used Ad Aware since maybe 2002 and will NEVER use it again unless this garbage is fixed. I need my default back to Google. I already tried editing the Keyword URL in about:config in Firefox and even that didn't work.

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C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\afwServ.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AsSysCtrlService\1.00.02\AsSysCtrlService.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hi-Rez Studios\HiPatchService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS64.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\REALTEK\RTL8185 Wireless LAN Utility\RtlService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\REALTEK\RTL8185 Wireless LAN Utility\RtWlan.exe
C:\Program Files\802.11 Wireless LAN\802.11n Wireless USB Adapter HW.17\WlanWpsSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSvcM.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Update Core\daemonu.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SoundMAX.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\802.11 Wireless LAN\802.11n Wireless USB Adapter HW.17\WlanCU.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Suite\AiNap\AiNap.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Suite\QFan3\QFanHelp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\TurboV\TurboV.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\ProgramData\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IELowutil.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Steam\SteamService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
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uRun: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
uRun: [Google Update] "C:\Users\Justin\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
mRun: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files (x86)\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
mRun: [Ai Nap] "C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Suite\AiNap\AiNap.exe"
mRun: [QFan Help] "C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Suite\QFan3\QFanHelp.exe"
mRun: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
mRun: [TurboV] "C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\TurboV\TurboV.exe" -b
mRun: [avast] "C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe" /nogui
mRun: [Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe" /starttray
mRun: [APSDaemon] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe"
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
StartupFolder: C:\PROGRA~3\MICROS~1\Windows\STARTM~1\Programs\Startup\WIRELE~1.LNK - C:\Program Files\802.11 Wireless LAN\802.11n Wireless USB Adapter HW.17\WlanCU.exe
mPolicies-explorer: NoActiveDesktop = 1 (0x1)
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IE: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - C:\Windows\system32\GPhotos.scr/200
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
IE: {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~2\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
LSP: D:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\vsocklib.dll
Trusted Zone: clonewarsadventures.com
Trusted Zone: freerealms.com
Trusted Zone: soe.com
Trusted Zone: sony.com
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TCP: DhcpNameServer =
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TCP: Interfaces\{E6E1F664-E1B4-472B-B89F-AD45EBF0F52D} : DhcpNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{E6E1F664-E1B4-472B-B89F-AD45EBF0F52D}\14E64627F696461405 : DhcpNameServer =
Handler: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
Handler: wlpg - {E43EF6CD-A37A-4A9B-9E6F-83F89B8E6324} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\AlbumDownloadProtocolHandler.dll
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BHO-X64: {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No File
BHO-X64: 0x1 - No File
BHO-X64: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO-X64: AcroIEHelperStub - No File
BHO-X64: Spybot-S&D IE Protection: {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~2\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
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BHO-X64: avast! WebRep: {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\aswWebRepIE.dll
BHO-X64: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper: {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO-X64: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
TB-X64: avast! WebRep: {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\aswWebRepIE.dll
mRun-x64: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files (x86)\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
mRun-x64: [Ai Nap] "C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Suite\AiNap\AiNap.exe"
mRun-x64: [QFan Help] "C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Suite\QFan3\QFanHelp.exe"
mRun-x64: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
mRun-x64: [TurboV] "C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\TurboV\TurboV.exe" -b
mRun-x64: [avast] "C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe" /nogui
mRun-x64: [Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe" /starttray
mRun-x64: [APSDaemon] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe"
mRun-x64: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun-x64: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
mRun-x64: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
SEH-X64: Groove GFS Stub Execution Hook: {B5A7F190-DDA6-4420-B3BA-52453494E6CD} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
Hosts: www.spywareinfoforum.com
================= FIREFOX ===================
FF - ProfilePath - C:\Users\Justin\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\afkptopo.default\
FF - prefs.js: keyword.URL - hxxps://www.google.com/webhp?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
FF - prefs.js: network.proxy.type - 4
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AIR\nppdf32.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth\plugin\npgeplugin.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Picasa3\npPicasa3.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\new_plugin\npdeployJava1.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Silverlight\4.1.10329.0\npctrlui.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npdeployJava1.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\npwachk.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\npnv3dv.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\npnv3dvstreaming.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Pando Networks\Media Booster\npPandoWebPlugin.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\NPWLPG.dll
FF - plugin: C:\ProgramData\NexonUS\NGM\npNxGameUS.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Users\Justin\AppData\Local\Google\Update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Users\Justin\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\afkptopo.default\extensions\battlefieldheroespatcher@ea.com\plugins\npBFHUpdater.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Users\Justin\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\afkptopo.default\extensions\battlefieldplay4free@ea.com\plugins\npBP4FUpdater.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_11_2_202_235.dll
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R0 AiCharger;ASUS Charger Driver;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\AiCharger.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\AiCharger.sys [?]
R0 aswNdis;avast! Firewall NDIS Filter Service;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\aswNdis.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\aswNdis.sys [?]
R0 aswNdis2;avast! Firewall Core Firewall Service;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswNdis2.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswNdis2.sys [?]
R0 mrdd;Marvell Removable Disk Control Driver;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\mrdd.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\mrdd.sys [?]
R0 mv61xx;mv61xx;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\mv61xx.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\mv61xx.sys [?]
R1 aswFW;avast! TDI Firewall driver;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswFW.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswFW.sys [?]
R1 aswKbd;aswKbd;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswKbd.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswKbd.sys [?]
R1 aswSnx;aswSnx;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswSnx.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswSnx.sys [?]
R1 aswSP;aswSP;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswSP.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswSP.sys [?]
R1 VWiFiFlt;Virtual WiFi Filter Driver;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\vwififlt.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\vwififlt.sys [?]
R2 AsSysCtrlService;ASUS System Control Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AsSysCtrlService\1.00.02\AsSysCtrlService.exe [2009-12-14 90112]
R2 aswFsBlk;aswFsBlk;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswFsBlk.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswFsBlk.sys [?]
R2 aswMonFlt;aswMonFlt;\??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswMonFlt.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswMonFlt.sys [?]
R2 avast! Antivirus;avast! Antivirus;C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe [2012-3-24 44768]
R2 avast! Firewall;avast! Firewall;C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\afwServ.exe [2012-3-24 134920]
R2 HiPatchService;Hi-Rez Studios Authenticate and Update Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Hi-Rez Studios\HiPatchService.exe [2011-11-12 8704]
R2 MBAMService;MBAMService;C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe [2012-4-11 654408]
R2 nlsX86cc;Nalpeiron Licensing Service;C:\Windows\SysWOW64\NLSSRV32.EXE [2012-2-8 70136]
R2 nvUpdatusService;NVIDIA Update Service Daemon;C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Update Core\daemonu.exe [2012-3-21 2348352]
R2 Realtek8185;Realtek8185;C:\Program Files (x86)\REALTEK\RTL8185 Wireless LAN Utility\RtlService.exe [2009-12-14 36864]
R2 WlanWpsSvc;WlanWpsSvc;C:\Program Files\802.11 Wireless LAN\802.11n Wireless USB Adapter HW.17\WlanWpsSvc.exe [2011-3-30 167936]
R3 MBAMProtector;MBAMProtector;\??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys [?]
R3 NVHDA;Service for NVIDIA High Definition Audio Driver;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\nvhda64v.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\nvhda64v.sys [?]
R3 rtl819xpn64;Realtek RTL8190/RTL8192E 802.11n Wireless LAN (Mini-)PCI NIC NT Driver;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\rtl819xp.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\rtl819xp.sys [?]
R3 vwifimp;Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Service;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\vwifimp.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\vwifimp.sys [?]
R3 yukonw7;NDIS6.2 Miniport Driver for Marvell Yukon Ethernet Controller;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\yk62x64.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\yk62x64.sys [?]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-3-18 130384]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_64;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X64;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-3-18 138576]
S2 SBSDWSCService;SBSD Security Center Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exe [2009-12-14 1153368]
S3 AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc;Adobe Flash Player Update Service;C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe [2012-3-30 257696]
S3 androidusb;SAMSUNG Android Composite ADB Interface Driver;C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\ssadadb.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\ssadadb.sys [?]
S3 AtiHDAudioService;AMD Function Driver for HD Audio Service;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\AtihdW76.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\AtihdW76.sys [?]
S3 gupdatem;Google Update Service (gupdatem);C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2010-3-9 135664]
S3 MozillaMaintenance;Mozilla Maintenance Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Maintenance Service\maintenanceservice.exe [2012-5-3 129976]
S3 RTL85n64;Realtek 8180/8185 Extensible 802.11 Wireless Device Driver;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\RTL85n64.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\RTL85n64.sys [?]
S3 ssadbus;SAMSUNG Android USB Composite Device driver (WDM);C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\ssadbus.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\ssadbus.sys [?]
S3 ssadmdfl;SAMSUNG Android USB Modem (Filter);C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\ssadmdfl.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\ssadmdfl.sys [?]
S3 ssadmdm;SAMSUNG Android USB Modem Drivers;C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\ssadmdm.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\ssadmdm.sys [?]
S3 StorSvc;Storage Service;C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted [2009-7-13 20992]
S3 TsUsbFlt;TsUsbFlt;C:\Windows\system32\drivers\tsusbflt.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\tsusbflt.sys [?]
S3 USBAAPL64;Apple Mobile USB Driver;C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\usbaapl64.sys --> C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\usbaapl64.sys [?]
S3 WatAdminSvc;Windows Activation Technologies Service;C:\Windows\system32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe --> C:\Windows\system32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe [?]
S4 DAUpdaterSvc;Dragon Age: Origins - Content Updater;C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\dragon age ultimate edition\bin_ship\DAUpdaterSvc.Service.exe [2011-1-18 25832]
S4 gupdate;Google Update Service (gupdate);C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2010-3-9 135664]
S4 Stereo Service;NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe [2012-2-29 382272]
S4 VMUSBArbService;VMware USB Arbitration Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\VMware\USB\vmware-usbarbitrator.exe [2010-5-20 539184]
=============== Created Last 30 ================
2012-06-09 20:56:36 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Justin\AppData\Local\The Lord of the Rings Online
2012-06-09 20:43:31 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Justin\AppData\Local\Turbine
2012-06-03 23:25:55 -------- d-----w- C:\ProgramData\GFI Software
2012-06-03 04:00:15 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\Justin\AppData\Local\adaware
2012-06-03 04:00:14 -------- d-----w- C:\ProgramData\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection
==================== Find3M ====================
2012-05-28 04:02:52 282104 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\PnkBstrB.xtr
2012-05-28 04:02:52 282104 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\PnkBstrB.exe
2012-05-28 04:02:24 234768 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\PnkBstrB.ex0
2012-05-26 22:09:53 76888 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\PnkBstrA.exe
2012-05-05 07:11:15 70304 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2012-05-05 07:11:15 419488 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerApp.exe
2012-05-05 07:11:10 8744608 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerInstaller.exe
2012-04-04 19:56:40 24904 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mbam.sys
2012-03-31 06:05:57 5559664 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\ntoskrnl.exe
2012-03-31 04:39:37 3968368 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\ntkrnlpa.exe
2012-03-31 04:39:37 3913072 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\ntoskrnl.exe
2012-03-31 03:10:03 3146240 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\win32k.sys
2012-03-30 11:35:47 1918320 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\tcpip.sys
2012-03-22 19:12:12 4435968 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\GPhotos.scr
2012-03-17 07:58:57 75120 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\partmgr.sys
============= FINISH: 22:29:33.49 =============== Edited by brfatal

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Hi brfatal,

Are you sure that you have uninstalled "Ad-Aware Browsing Protection" too?
If not, please do so.
If yes, please remove the folder C:\ProgramData\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection.

It is still possible to use Ad-Aware 9.6 and it can be downloaded from FileHippo.

Something else.
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0016-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_16-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0022-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_22-windows-i586.cab
The the above lines indicates that you have old versions of Java installed, version 6 update 16 and 22. They have known vulnerabilities and that makes it easy to infect the computer from a web page. Please, uninstall them. If you need Java, you can install the latest version from http://www.java.com/

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I have now a confirmation from Lavasoft that uninstalling "Ad-Aware Browsing Protection" should stop www.pagenotfound.co from coming up in the web browsers. Please, note that it will still be possible to set "Safe Browsing" on Ad-Aware main screen to On but it will be off anyway.

Version 10.2 will fix several issues with "Browsing Protection".

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I have the same issues I DONT WANT ANYTHING SECURE SEARCH FROM ANY COMPANY ! They are always very annoying and even though most of the times powered by Google are they of very low quality....

I have like some of the other as well created an account with the sole purpose of answering and prodiving feedback on this issue and function/product....

It should be able to disable secure and still get "some" protection with some of the other tools for internet security ? :)

Thank you very much for making a good freeware/free license and program for very good program :)

( I have used it for several years and is besides the post a very satisfied client :) )

Best Regards

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Hi HelloThere,

Have you still something installed that you don't want, and want help to get rid of it, or did you only express your opinion?
In the latter case, I think it is best if I move your post to the topic with suggestions for future versions, which is monitored by Lavasoft staff.

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I also created an account specifically to address this. I just got a new computer, and installed ad-aware to help protect it from people trying to hijack functions like the "page does not exist" page on my browsers. Chrome does a google search. I like it that way.


I'm used to useful apps trying to install yahoo search bars and stuff, and I ALWAYS dutifully click "Dont install". I saw that adaware had some newfangled browser protection options and unclicked the install checkboxes.






"Add/remove programs" put everything back to normal. easy fix. but seriously?

Edited by rcko

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Hi rcko,


Do you still have a question or are you satisfied with that you could uninstall Ad-Aware Browsing Protection?


I think that the only things you can unclick under the installation is the toolbar and the start page. Was the toolbar installed or the start page changed?

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This is crap! Adaware used to be such a great product, now it's exactly what we're trying to get rid of. Once I get rid of the safe search thing I will never use the product again. The problem I have is that no matter what programs I delete the safe browser is still pushing its way into chrome.


Seems like everyone is having this problem and there doesn't seem to be a easy solution. Bye Bye lavasoft, hope you bankrupt.

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