Ad-Aware

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Neil Joseph, Oct 18, 2003.

  1. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

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    I had Ad-Aware 5 on my system and was getting popup internet ads so I decided to run the program. It found 2 components which I promptly removed. The popups continued so I downloaded Ad-Aware 6 and ran that. It found 111 components that AAW5 missed.

    What do you guys do with all these components? Do you delete or quarantine them? I am a little concerned that 111 went missed and not sure if it is safe to delete them all or not.
     
  2. Kyle McKnight

    Kyle McKnight Cinematographer

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    If I can't tell what they are, I delete them. What are some of the objects found? Anything with a lot of duplicates?
     
  3. Nick Graham

    Nick Graham Screenwriter

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    I always deleted them. Sometimes, for whatever reason, Ad-Aware can't delete them. When that happens, Spyboy: Search and Destroy does the trick.
     
  4. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    Don't forget to update Ad-aware with the latest build before scanning!
     
  5. Scooter

    Scooter Screenwriter

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    Speaking of SpyBot..whenever I let it do it's thing..it deletes ALL the newsgroups I read on usenet and access to my other email.

    Any suggestions?
     
  6. BenSC

    BenSC Stunt Coordinator

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    Does it have an option to not delete cookies?
     
  7. Parker Clack

    Parker Clack Schizophrenic Man
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    Neil:

    I agree was just deleting them.

    Parker
     
  8. MarkHastings

    MarkHastings Executive Producer

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    Why not quarantee them until you are certain that they are "unimportant". Nothing like accidentally deleting a file that you may need to run one of your apps.
     

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