I did that, but not being very computer smart, I got led to a new Lavasoft download for the whole Ad aware se personal. This I did, thinking that it would have the latest updates i n it. However, I now have a copy with older definitions files, and am still not able to access downloads. In my Documents file, however, I do have a Defs.ref file from Lavasoft which was downloaded in the midst of all the other stuff. I think this is an update file, but how do I get the main Ad aware se programme to accept it? Hope this all makes sense, and thanks for your response.
Forget all that gibberish I posted a few minutes ago!! I have just tried again to access the updates, and this time, after waiting a little longer, in they came, as good as gold. I think I was just a bit impatient.