Now that I have it installed, I've noticed the following "issues":
1) It automatically runs on startup (when I turn on my computer). How do I disable this? It wastes resources. I only want Ad-Aware to run when I tell it to scan.
I cannot access the "scheduler" menu because I have the free version. I even found a menu in the start menu (Start --> All Programs --> Lavasoft --> Ad-Aware --> Tool box --> Startup Manager) and I thought "awesome, this will be it!" Nope, it says I can't access it with the free version.
2) I run a keylogger at all times so that when I'm typing a long post or email or whatever and my browser crashes/power failure/hit submit and the connection dies, etc., I can easily recover my post and not have to spend 10-20 minutes typing it again. The keylogger was detected by Ad-Aware (as I would expect), so I added all the files and processes to the "ignore" lists so it wouldn't detect them anymore. However, the keylogger was still blocked from running (I had to manually start the keylogger rather than having it start automatically when Windows boots). I added the process to the safe list so that it would run, but now every time I start they keylogger, Ad-Aware "detects a malicious process" and runs a scan automatically. Why is it detecting malicious processes when they have been added to the safe list already?
Here's the bottom line. I love Ad-Aware. I've used it for the last 6 years. To be honest, I like it more than Spy-Bot S&D. But these two issues are absolute dealbreakers for me. How do I fix them?
If they cannot be fixed, where can I get a previous version of Ad-Aware that doesn't auto-scan when Windows starts?
Edited by super-ninja, 13 February 2010 - 07:03 AM.