LavaSoft Adaware: long-running, looping or hung

By net-work
Dec 14, 2004
  1. After my daughter surfs I use LavaSoft Adaware which always finds spys. After having not run Adaware for some time it found 528 objects that it quarantined.
    I went to delete those 528 objects and, after waiting a half an hour canceled Adaware. Does anyone know how long Adaware might take to remove five hundred some objects? Is it taking a long time to delete all of them or could Adaware be hung or looping? Thanks in advance for any/all help and advice.

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Sounds to me like you have some kind of spyware problem.

    Take a look at this thread by RBS I think it will help.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,957   +214

    It can take a very long time if you have a low end computer (say 500mhz or less)

    It can also take a long time if allot of those adwares are trying to preven ad-aware from deleting them...

    Try running it in safe mode (press F8 when the computer boots) it will take a long time but certainly remove the ad-wares...

    Last; maybe keep a closer eye on where your daughter surfs? Only less serious sites install so much ad-ware that was on your comp....
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