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Adaware Freezing during scan

May 23, 2006 at 15:10:54
Specs: XP Home, Celeron 1.7 512 mb

All right guys, this one is making me pull my hair out.

Updated Spybot, ran, immunized, cleaned, lala. Installed Adaware 1.06 ran update, tried to run. Problem - behind Linksys router, this is the server unit. Mine runs find behin the router, no problems. However, I was reading that Adaware sometimes freezes with networked computers. I have done research on this site, did a few suggestions such as updating Spybot first and running, updating Adaware, turning off firewalls, Windows firewall and am still at a loss as to why Adaware freezes at the same file each time, on the .cab files "Modem.cab.

I recently installed a router with the cable modem and it appears to be stopping on the modem cab files and freezing. The network is running fine, just noticed the server computer running a little sluggish. I read to where Adaware and the main server computer don't exactly jaive sometimes!!!!!

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, never had this happen before.
Could it just be that the cab files are huge and the modem cab files are huge and possibly it may not be hanging but taking a long time to scan same. Again thanks for any suggestions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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#1
May 23, 2006 at 15:58:15

I can't help you there but just wanted to mention this and please don't take this the wrong way.IMHO, Adaware has been left in the dust by many of the other scanners out there and i personally have removed it from my computer.There are many other effective scanners to use in it's place such as 'Windows Defender' (formally Giant) and the following.

Ewido Set it up this way Ewido Setup Instructions
a2squared
Free trial Webroot Spysweeper
Superantispyware
For Prevention Spyware Blaster

Give some of these a try and let us know if the same problem persists.


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#2
May 24, 2006 at 04:30:42

Once you have your modem installed you shouldn't need the modem.cab files - in fact if you're connecting to the modem using ethernet instead of USB then you don't need the .cab file at all as no drivers are loaded for the modem & I'd also be suspicious if it was a very large file. Try backing up the .cab file (just in case) & then deleting it.

"I know that I'm mad, I've always been mad"


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#3
May 24, 2006 at 08:20:13

The programns that murr listed above are excellent... I like that new Windows Defender; seems quite thorough. Also love SpywareBlaster and Ewido..... I guess we can't be "overly safe" in today's world-wide-web... I highly recommend those programs.

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#4
May 24, 2006 at 09:34:44

Thanks again, a little reluctant to mess with the cab files, as if anything went wrong I could fix my own; however, will try the other programs as we need them desparately and post back.

It's great to get so much help when it is needed.

Thanks again.


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#5
May 24, 2006 at 14:13:34

Thanks everyone, tried Windows Defender, it is awesome.

Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!


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