Jump to content


Software Problem..... ADAWARE.


style="text-align: center;">  

Thread Locked

because no one has posted on it for the last 4466 days.

If you need to add something to this thread then

 

Please click the "Report " link

 

at the bottom of one of the posts.

 

If you want to post a new story then

Please

Start your own new thread

That way you will attract more attention to your story and get more visitors and more help 

 

Thanks

Recommended Posts

I have used Adaware for years, along with Spybot S&D.

Between them, they used to take of scumware, quite nicely.

 

I recently upgraded to Adaware Anniversary Edition, which I have had nothing but trouble with.

I download and install it. Sometimes it will run, but other times it will not. If it DOES run, then it will only run once. The next time I try to use it, it throws up a box saying "Cannot Connect to Service" or something similar.

 

I recently found that they have now brought out a later version, but that does the same.

I might add that this is happening on two different machines.

 

Has anybody else had this problem? Any suggestions?

 

If not, then I am going to have to find an alternative program.

Must be good..... Must be free download/freeware.

If this has been useful to you, please click on the scales at bottom left of post. Thanks.

 

Advice & opinions of Rooster-UK are offered informally, without prejudice & without liability. Please use your own judgment.

-------------------------------------------------------

LOOK! Free CAG Toolbar.

Follow link for more information.

 

------------------------------------------------------

Please donate,

Help us to help others.

 

 

LINKS....

 

Forum Rules.

FAQs....

Link to post
Share on other sites

hi rooster.

 

having been in the game since before PC's were made......urm getting old.

 

ive dealt with 1000's of these over the last years. good n bad.

 

my pers fave at present is

 

microsoft security essentials.

 

its from MS themselves, and i admit in the past, these MS packages have been less than useless.

 

however MSE is brilliant, and by far the best i have ever used.

 

i've just about junked all my other tools to deal with threats now, and whatever i have to deal with, bung on MSE and it sorts it.

 

and its free!

 

dx

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, DX, that's one to have a look at. Does it require the windows OS to be registered?

If this has been useful to you, please click on the scales at bottom left of post. Thanks.

 

Advice & opinions of Rooster-UK are offered informally, without prejudice & without liability. Please use your own judgment.

-------------------------------------------------------

LOOK! Free CAG Toolbar.

Follow link for more information.

 

------------------------------------------------------

Please donate,

Help us to help others.

 

 

LINKS....

 

Forum Rules.

FAQs....

Link to post
Share on other sites

it does yes.

 

dx

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Alternatives if you cannot download MSE are. Avast (free) and Malware Bytes (also free). The former has a real time scanner and has helped me get rid of nasties from many a peeps computers. Malware Bytes is a program you can run a scan on every so often and is also brilliant.

 

Avast also updates itself every day or two without you having to do anything. It will run in the background all the time, and if someone lets a nasty get past it, then you can do a scan.

 

I'll get you the download links if you want Rooster, but you just have to Google them.

 

PS. Avast will do a complete scan of your system as soon as you install it, so make sure you have a bit of time. It only needs to do this once as it scans all your start up system files. Well worth the wait though.

 

It's been a while since I've had a tickle of the scales from a Mod. Hint Hint!!

Edited by SOD'EM
  • Haha 1

 

 

If all else fails, kick them where it hurts and SOD'EM;)

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you after some anti virus software or just some alternative on-demand malware scanners. If the latter, then Malware Byte's Anti Malware (already mentioned above) and Super AntiSpyware are the two that seem to get most recommendations. They are free and you can download and use both them both together if you wish.

 

Be careful not to install a new AV (MSE or Avast) if you already have AV software installed, as this can result in conflicts and neither working correctly.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Migster. Thanks for the suggestions.

 

Just scumware remover. I am already running Symantec Corporate v10.

If this has been useful to you, please click on the scales at bottom left of post. Thanks.

 

Advice & opinions of Rooster-UK are offered informally, without prejudice & without liability. Please use your own judgment.

-------------------------------------------------------

LOOK! Free CAG Toolbar.

Follow link for more information.

 

------------------------------------------------------

Please donate,

Help us to help others.

 

 

LINKS....

 

Forum Rules.

FAQs....

Link to post
Share on other sites

hi rooster.. personally, I would remove the norton you have on there at the moment. If its a trial version all the better, and then download / install another combination. As mentioned, Avast, Avira, and my personal favourite at the moment Comodo are heaps better than norton.

 

IMO it slows your pc down dramatically, does what ever it wants to do, when ever it wants to do it. Also isnt the worlds greatest at finding what it should..

 

If you have purchased it, then again personally, I would leave it for the moment, till the licence runs out, then remove, and install another one..

 

hope this helps

 

be safe

jgg :)

Link to post
Share on other sites

A huge ditto from me.

 

Install CCleaner, run it, click on tools, click on Norton, Run uninstaller. I cannot believe these people charge for something FAAAARRR less superior than the freeware on offer.

 

 

If all else fails, kick them where it hurts and SOD'EM;)

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Symantec Corporate does everything that I want it to. It auto protects PC and checks every file downloaded/loaded into the PC with no noticeable reduction of speed. Checks emails. Auto update, (mine is set to check for updates every night). Permanent licence with no limit or charge for updates. It can be used on managed or unmanaged systems, on individual machines or on a server, controlling a network of PCs. Works well.

 

Just downloaded and installed Malware Bytes. It took 2.5 hours to check my PC because of the sheer number of files onboard. Most of the time it was checking temporary internet files, so I'll clear them, the next time I use it. It found only one scumware file. :lol:

I have also downloaded, but not yet installed, Super AntiSpyware. I'll try that tomorrow night.

 

Thanks to everyone who replied, much appreciated. :cool:

If this has been useful to you, please click on the scales at bottom left of post. Thanks.

 

Advice & opinions of Rooster-UK are offered informally, without prejudice & without liability. Please use your own judgment.

-------------------------------------------------------

LOOK! Free CAG Toolbar.

Follow link for more information.

 

------------------------------------------------------

Please donate,

Help us to help others.

 

 

LINKS....

 

Forum Rules.

FAQs....

Link to post
Share on other sites

re the temp files, if you run ccleaner, that will remove them all for you. when you run malwarebytes, please, please please, update it before running. as far as im aware, these guys update their definitions files, at least twice a day.. sometimes more.. they are awesome..

 

your lucky on the norton then rooster.. as soon as a pc / lappy comes in the workshop here, it gets removed, for the reasons stated, and nearly all of my customers experience the symptoms i mentioned, and hate it nearly as much as i do..

 

be safe jgg :)

Link to post
Share on other sites

i'd also be inclined to tick the empty internet cache files under ie advanced tab

 

dx

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

Link to post
Share on other sites

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 Caggers

    • No registered users viewing this page.

  • Have we helped you ...?


×
×
  • Create New...