Ad-aware runs Ok when my Laptop is booted then refuses to appear on susequent atempts to run. The process Ad-aware.exe is still runnng although nothing appears under applications. The process refuses to stop when "end process" is clicked. Logging off and on as a different user still show the process under the previous name!
Rebooting again allows the prog to run initially.
I have tried a system file check, reinstall and a restore to the initial setup to no avail.
Please does anyone have any ideas about what could be causing this.
Tried the CCleaner programme and also tried deleting all traces of Ad-aware manualy from the registry but but result still the same I can run the prog once or sometimes twice and then it locks into the running processes and will not start or at least let me see that it has started. I think a call to Mesh is indicated!
Mesh suggested a re-load, but after a bit of research my daughter found that this problem and freezing of Firefox and Spybot could be caused by having a Hyperthreading processor, behaviour stopped by right clocking on Ad-Aware.exe process in task manager and selecting "affinity" then deleting tick in CPU 1 box. This cures the problem temporarily and has to be done at each run of the program. A more permanent fix is to download the imageCFG affinity mask tool!! from here click here and follow directions.