Problems with Ad-Watch

  Red Devil 19:54 04 Sep 2005

Is anyone else having problems with this program?

It keeps preventing my PC from shutting down (I have to shut Ad-Watch down via the Task Manager to be able to shut the computer down), I can't delete it, can't un-install it and it keeps interfering with my PC while it's running.

It's starting to get on my nerves now!

  GaT7 20:04 04 Sep 2005

Have you tried disabling it in Ad-Aware? G

For those who aren't familiar with Ad-Watch click here.

  GaT7 20:12 04 Sep 2005

For real-time protection, use SpywareBlaster (Win95 & above) click here, & if you have Win2000/XP use MS Antispyware as well click here. G

  Red Devil 20:15 04 Sep 2005

Yes, I have tried to disable it in Ad-Aware but it just doesn't seem to be able to disable it.

It's a very stubborn little program I can tell you.

  GaT7 20:18 04 Sep 2005

Try this click here to disable. G

  Red Devil 20:27 04 Sep 2005

I've already done that ages ago. The program still loads itself whenever I start my PC up.

  GaT7 20:36 04 Sep 2005

Start -> Run. Type msconfig in the box & press OK. Navigate to Startup tab & untick the appropriate item that's responsible for starting Ad-Watch (don't untick anything else). Click, Apply, OK & reboot. G

Or, try this if possible/applicable (taken from another forum):

- Open Ad-Aware SE

- Go to Ad-Watch User Interface

- Go to Tools and Preferences

- At the bottom of the screen you will see 2 options Active and Automatic

- Active: This will turn Ad-Watch On\Off without closing it

- Automatic: Suspicious activity will be blocked automatically

- Uncheck both options

- Reboot if necessary

  Red Devil 21:16 04 Sep 2005

Already done that months ago.

Still won't work properly. Still can't get rid of it.

What I find is the next time I boot up, the program has set itself to run again.

  GaT7 21:26 04 Sep 2005

The installation may be corrupt. Uninstall, reinstall & try the above again.

If no joy, uninstall the present version, install the free edition of Ad-Aware, SpywareBlaster & MS Antispyware (links above), then update all. Then, email their Tech support for help click here. Good luck & keep us posted about your progress. G

  Red Devil 21:31 04 Sep 2005

Will do as I have tried uninstalling it and I have updated to a newer version of Ad-Aware since the problem first appeared and it sill keeps playing up.

  GaT7 21:40 04 Sep 2005

Found this "Ad-Watch stops system shutdown" click here.

See Corrine's post on the next page about using the Ad-Watch Un-integration Tool. G

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