Lavasoft Knowledge Base Article 03050201
Unable to Use Ad-aware With a Non-Administrator Accounthttp://www.lavasofth...03/05/0201.html SYMPTOM
When you try to use Ad-aware with an account that does not have administrator privileges, you may experience the following:
*Ad-aware scans, but cannot remove anything.
*Ad-aware will not start.
*Ad-aware does not operate correctly.CAUSE
This can occur because some areas of the system are not accessible to users running with a limited account, or an account that does not have administrator privileges. User account levels are features of Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP Operating Systems.RESOLUTION
Log in to the computer with an account that has administrator-privileges, or for users running Windows XP, use the 'Run As' tool to launch Ad-aware at an administrator level while logged in with a non-administrator account.
For more information on the 'Run As' tool in Windows XP, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article: http://support.micro...spx?scid=305780
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Ad-aware requires the use of an administrator-level account. Other account levels do not provide full system access that is required by Ad-aware to function properly. Some users may achieve success when running certain Ad-aware functions under a non-administrator account; however, some functions will not work properly, and support is not provided for these issues.
Edited by Andy_veal, 12 June 2005 - 03:03 AM.