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#1 McCoy_



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Posted 19 October 2009 - 08:54 PM


I am a longtime user of Ad-Aware, but am now struggling with the Download Guard feature. I am attempting to download several different files, and as the download almost completes, the windows displays the message "Unable to connect to Ad-Aware - Download Guard could not connect to Ad-Aware. . . . Send to Ad-Aware". Clicking Send to Ad-Aware does nothing.

I want to disable this 'Feature'. I have already stopped the Lavasoft service with no luck. I searched the forum and have not seen this problem, but it is entirely possible of course that I missed it. Sorry if this is a repeat.

What settings do I need to change so that I can use Ad-Aware *solely* to manually scan my computer - no automated processes, etc.?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 09:43 PM

Ok, you've got two questions here.

Firstly the download guard is a 'plug-in' for Ad-Aware and can be disabled within Internet Explorer or uninstalled through Windows Add/Remove.

Secondly, to run Ad-Aware as an on-demand scanner only. You need to go into the Ad-Watch settings and untick the protection.


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#3 McCoy_



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Posted 19 October 2009 - 09:46 PM

Thank you!

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:30 AM

I'll close this topic now, if you need it reopened, PM any moderator :)
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