I thought, uninstall and do a fresh install, BUT it wouldn't install using either Lavasoft's uninstaller or through Add/Remove programs.
However, I did get an error message saying that it couldn't uninstall because a component (mia.lib) was missing or corrupt.
Now I remember this from a while ago, because Kaspersky picked this component up as being a threat, so I let it remove the offending item, and even thoughr this component was removed Ad-aware still ran and updated at that time. Only since the most recent update has update definition failed to work.
So now I can either use "Revo", as was mentioned in another forum here, to remove Ad-aware, or the other accepted routine seems to be to REINSTALL (obviously to add the missing mia.lib file) and then uninstall!!!
I have a few questions:-
1. Why is mia.lib picked up as a threat?
2. can I safely put mia.lib in my kaspersky exclusion list?
3. when will I be able to update my Ad-aware definitions?
4. Is there a more recent versioin of Ad-aware AE that I have missed that has these fixes???