This same problem just happened last month, and here it is again!
Ad-Aware SE is rendered USELESS after downloading the latest Definitions File.
I had to load the OLD defs.ref file (fortunately I use the option to save the old file when updating), and only then did Ad-Aware start detecting critical objects again.
I sure hope this type failure doesn't become a monthly event.
Lavasoft: I know you no longer support Ad-Aware SE, and those of us who still use it really appreciate that you still provide regular Definitions File updates, but giving us CORRUPT updates is worse than no updates at all!
For me it is easy to tell when Ad-Aware stops working, because it always deletes the login cookie for my homepage, so I have to login everyday after starting my computer; If my homepage logs me in automatically, then Ad-Aware failed.
But not everyone can tell when Ad-Aware stops detecting & deleting critical objects, so a bug like this can be disastrous to those who just assume that Ad-Aware is actually doing it's job!
PLEASE be more careful in the future...
Edited by scottbbb, 14 May 2008 - 05:17 PM.