ad-aware question

B. Newman

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Sep 5, 2001
Kodak, Tn. USA
I thought I could get away with running it once a month, then down to once a week. Now, I'm comtemplating once a day! I can be working away and the "color" on my tool bar goes to gray. That tells me sometin' is goin' on...

And I've been having trouble with things just practically stopping! Not freezing up, just incredibly slooooooooowwwwwww.

So my question - when I run this ad-aware, am I supposed to just quaranitine the "objects found" (and there's always 8-10 at least!) or should I "remove" them altogerher?

Betty (slow as molasses today!)
Betty I remove them. We run it once a day and check for updates each time. I also ditch all the temporary internet files each day. It makes a big difference for us anyway.

You might also check to see if you need to defrag.

[ 02-01-2004, 06:11 PM: Message edited by: JPete ]
And if you have Norton Utilities installed, run the 'One-Button Check-Up' every day to find and fix problems with file structure, the windows registry, etc.

If you don't have Norton Utilities installed, you should.
If you'd like a (free) program that does the same thing as AD-AWARE but stays "resident" (running) all the time, consider SPYBOT. It intercepts the problems on the fly, just like a virus scanner.

If you keep having video card type issues, (screen not drawing, black and white, etc) it could be a game, AOL IM, or some other program that uses special modes on the video card. Sometimes these programs misbehave and rebooting the computer is the only way to fix it. If this fixes it, I suggest checking with the video card manufacturer to see if they have a new set of drivers.


[ 02-01-2004, 07:46 PM: Message edited by: Mike-L@GTP ]