Ad Aware problem

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11 years 2 months ago #26999 by spoook
Ad Aware problem was created by spoook
I am going to boot it off my system at work. [:(!]

The computer takes over half an hour to "come up" :( . The main culprit seems to be aawservices.exe.
There must be other options that do the same job.
Any ideas / advice??

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11 years 2 months ago #373438 by Stikkibeek
Replied by Stikkibeek on topic Ad Aware problem
I used to run spybot with no problems. Found it caught some things that adaware did not.
Don't have either now with ESET smart security (from chillisoft) although I do think some things sneak through their security too. Not perhaps viruses, but I do find miscellaneous ads appearing after I visit sites. For instance, I'm getting a lot of pop-up ads from a site that allows them, for Chevrolet Cruze's and have only been getting these since I looked at one on Sella. Suggests tracking cookies, which spybot and ad aware used to catch.

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11 years 2 months ago #373449 by kimberj06
Replied by kimberj06 on topic Ad Aware problem
We used to use all the freebies (ad aware/spybot etc) but got a trial run of Norton with the new computer. Seemed very effective so we paid to keep it. I doubt it gets everything but it cleans out most tracking cookies and has alerted me to viruses trying to enter as well. Worth the money in my book - I got sick of having to constantly clean out the rubbish manually. In saying that I still check every couple of months to make sure it is doing the job right!

Hoping to get out of the city while I am still young enough to make the land productive.

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