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Please try updating to Ad-Aware 2008 available to download here: http://www.lavasoft....rison_chart.php
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I am having similar problem. I have Windows 2000, AVG free antivirus and paid Zonalarm Security Suite with virus and spyware scans disabled but firewall on, manual, to allow things through of my choice.
For a long time Adaware 7 worked okay, though I never got updates when I tried to, and finally I got suspicious. So I reloaded 7 and had the hanging scan problem. Yesterday I got rid of 7 and downloaded 8. Updated completely. But have tried to scan twice and hangs both times, at around 60,000 objects. First time scan hung on some old adaware 7 files. I totally removed them. This time it has hung on cookies/index.dat
I see that others are having variants of this problem. I would love to be able to use ad-aware, hope the problem gets fixed soon!