Lavasoft Ad-aware

  L_Driver 12:33 25 Nov 09

Have used Ad-aware in the past ( vers 1.06 ) recently dowloaded new free ( vers 8.1.2 ). Not impressed unless I`m missing summat ! Cannot change folders to be scanned . Scan always does the whole C drive. Older version let me for example scan My Docs only. Am I doing something wrong ? Anyone else experience this ?

  Technotiger 13:21 25 Nov 09

Click on Settings in main window, then click on Profile Scans tab, to see Folders to scan etc.

  L_Driver 13:37 25 Nov 09

Ta for that but it does not work. Altho Mydocuments folder listed ( I entered it ) the scan ( any scan ) checks the full C: drive. I am pretty sure this was straight-forward with my older version. Is it poss the new FREE vers does not let you tailor ?

  sunnystaines 14:19 25 Nov 09

That programe lost its direction, I do not think many use it now that so many other good free one's available

  Technotiger 14:29 25 Nov 09

I am using the same version (8.1.2), and have just scanned my Documents and Settings Folder, only!

In Profile Scan untick all those listed in the right-hand box, then click on Select Folders and then on Add, then select which folders you want to scan.

Are you a driving instructor by any chance?

  L_Driver 15:46 25 Nov 09

Can someone recommend something better cos I agree about losing direction... much older vers of this product was far more straight-forward.
Regarding last bit of advice, it worked BUT changes made ( folder change ) then apply to the other scan types ie The Full Scan will only look at the docs folder if u selected that in the Profile scan.

  woodchip 16:23 25 Nov 09

Just a Question Is the above or Sybot any good today or as things moved on to better things i.e software

  sunnystaines 16:36 25 Nov 09

click here

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ditch adaware and use these two above both free and good at scanning and repair

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is also good but gets bogged down in too many false positive readings

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