Threat Scan is the app's comprehensive scanning method, as it looks into critical areas of the system where malware is known to hide.The alternative is Custom Scan, which permits users to handpick the exact drives and directories to look into, along with the scan objects (memory, startup and registry settings, archives, rootkits).Once your computer wakes back up, remove Ad-Aware as you normally would--ie.
The main advantage of the free application is that it can be run as a secondary line of defense against online threats, by pairing it with the real-time safeguard of another av utility's.
Hey, I can't get Ad-Aware 2007 to start, and I can't get it off of my computer. When I tried to run it after supposedly updating the definitions, I got the message "error 1814" and was told to see if someone else was using the program (no). Nor did going in through "services.msc" through command mode and disabling AWW2007.
When I tried to uninstall it--by going through the control panel, by going through my computer's "all programs" AND by simply deleting the files from the C-drive, I was informed that I'd made "error 1921: Service 'Ad-Aware 2007 Service (awwservice)' could not be stopped. I just sent a flamer to the lavasoft forum, informing them that I'll be STRONGLY recommending to the people on my mailing list that they avoid downloading this thing at all costs..is, unless they WANT to spend their next day or two trying to get their computers back up to snuff after they unsuspectingly try to download AAW2007's Updates.
Choose the Ad-Aware (by whatever name it's called on the list), and right-click on it.4. Choose "Disable" on the Ad-Aware Service (as opposed to "Automatic" or "Manual")6.
Reboot Your computer (This is what I forgot to do the first time I tried this)7.