I have recently installed AdAware and when I have run a check, I find that it shows 24 errors. I believe that some may be necessary for running certain programmes and dare not cancel them all. Is there any particular ending to the files which show it is used for a programme. Thanks in advance.
If you're talking about file extensions, program files usually have .exe or .dll extensions (endings).
If the items which AdAware has detected refer to particular files, make a note of the files, and search on your computer for the location of the files. If the files are contained in a folder for a legitimate program which you use, then you may leave it alone - but that is not always a reliable yardstick.
If you're in doubt, post the suspect items here, and see if someone here can help you decide whether you should get rid of them or not.
Me too. It places the suspect files in a vault first, doesn't it? That way you can run your PC for a while to see if there's any problems due to missing files and, if not, then delete the vault containing the files.
I have ad-aware 6.0 it always brings up a big list and I just get rid of them all without any problems, I recently downloaded 'Spyware blaster 3.1' which prevents these things getting in in the first place, since then ad-aware hasn't found anything. You can download it from this link.