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AdAwareService.exe infected?

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I have both Avast Free Antivirus and Adaware Free and have had both for quite some time. In early November Avast flagged AdAwareService.exe as being infected with "IDP.SEMS.Emotet6" and placed it in the Avast Virus Chest. Since then I can't reactivate Adaware. The Adaware program It tells me to select "Start Adaware Service" from the system tray icon but doing so does nothing. I had hoped it was just a matter of waiting for an update or something from either Avast or Adaware but so far nothing. I'm wondering what I should do. Thanks.

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Hi Mark2020,

You've to restore the Adaware file from the chest to its original location and then restart the computer.

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You might be right. I updated Adaware on another PC and the same thing happened. The other PC has AVG but I think AVG & Avast are run by the same group or whatever. It's a little scary but I think I'll unblock it. Thanks for the link you provided and thanks for your time & help. It's much appreciated.

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You're welcome :default_smile:

Yes, Avast and AVG are run by the same group and I guess they are using the same definitions.

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