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Old 09-23-2009, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default Ad-aware issue

So on my family's computer, I'm having some problems with ad-aware.

I try to update it, and then it crashes. Just stops. If I try to run it, it starts scanning, then crashes. I've tried reinstalling it.

Short of doing a system restore, is there anything I can do to fix this? Any known spyware programs that do this? AVG antivirus comes up with mere tracking cookies.

It works fine on my computer too. I think it may have something to do with my brother's lack of computer knowledge, so he downloads everything and just clicks next through the installation, so he added a bunch of crap to Internet explorer (I'm not allowed to switch it to Firefox because my dad, who knows a bit more about computers than my brother, thinks that it will mess the computer up. And even if I did my brother would all but refuse to use it) and when you google something, it doesn't direct you to the results.

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Old 09-23-2009, 10:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: Ad-aware issue

You might try: Tools | manage Add-ons in IE and disable any un-needed or goofy add-ons.
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