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Scanning with Ad-aware SE


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garfluver

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Hi,

Was wondering what you recommend when scanning with Ad-aware...a smart system scan or full system scan?

I try to scan at least once a week if not more often. I've never done the full system scan.

Thanks for any insight!
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coachwife6

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These are the instructions the board recommends - I think they are sufficient. I would scan more often than once a week. I do it every day, but I'm kind of a freak and I'm on all day with my job. <_<

Download Ad-aware from: http://www.geekstogo...n=download&id=5

Install the program and launch it.

First, in the main window, look in the bottom right corner and click on Check for updates now and download the latest reference files.

Next, we need to configure Ad-aware for a full scan.

-> Click on the Gear icon (second from the left) to access the preferences/settings window

1. In the General window make sure the following are selected:
  • Automatically save log-file
  • Automatically quarantine objects prior to removal
  • Safe Mode (always request confirmation)
2. Click on the Scanning button on the left and select :
  • Scan Within Archives
  • Scan Active Processes
  • Scan Registry
  • Deep Scan Registry
  • Scan my IE favorites for banned URL’s
  • Scan my Hosts file
  • Under Click here to select drives + folders, choose:
  • All of your hard drives
-> Click on the Advanced button on the left and select:
  • Include additional process information
  • Include additional file information
  • Include environment information
  • Include additional object details
-> Click the Tweak button and select:
  • Under the Scanning Engine:
    • Unload recognized processes during scanning
    • Include basic Ad-aware settings in logfile
    • Include additional Ad-aware settings in logfile
  • Under the Cleaning Engine:
    • Let Windows remove files in use at next reboot
-> Click on Proceed to save the settings.

-> Click Start and on the next screen choose Activate in-depth Scan at the bottom of the page and then choose:
  • Use Custom Scanning Options
-> Click Next and Ad-aware will scan your hard drive(s) with the options you have selected.

-> Save the log file when it asks and then click Finish

-> When finished, mark everything for removal and get rid of it. (Right-click the window and choose Select All from the drop down menu and click Next).

Edited by coachwife6, 14 November 2004 - 09:19 PM.

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I always do a full system scan, just to make sure nothing is hiding deep within.

-=jonnyrotten=- <_<
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Are these directions for full scan true for the SE or the 6.0 version? I can't find some of the things listed here...I have the SE version now.

If it's different for SE could you please redo a step-by-step direction for it? (Some of us take baby steps when it comes to computers. <_< )

Thanks again--you guys/gals are the best!

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If you follow all these instructions listed on GTG site, you have to click "customize"
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These are instructions for SE. We always recommend a full system scan. <_<
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