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Guide for manually loading def file into Ad-Aware 8.3.x


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#1 LS Andy

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 10:35 AM

Steps
1. Stop Ad-Aware Service
2. Old Def File cleanup
3. Install 7-zip
4. Download and prepare def files
5. Install new def files
6. Restart Ad-Aware service

Step 1 - Stop Ad-Aware Service
  • Click on Start -> run. Type services.msc in the box
  • A window will appear. Scroll down till you find "Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service"
  • Right click it - select "Stop"
Step 2 - Old Def File cleanup
Go to:
  • XP - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Defs
  • Vista / Win 7 - C:\Users\All Users\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Defs
  • Delete core.aawdef, core.aawdef.fingerprintdiskcache.bin, core.aawdef.hashdiskcache.bin, core.aawdef.regdiskcache.bin
Go to:
  • XP - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Defs\Extended
  • Vista / Win 7 - C:\Users\All Users\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Defs\Extended
  • Delete contents of the Extended folder
Step 3 - Install 7-zipStep 4 - Download and prepare def files
  • Create a folder on the desktop (or preferred location) called 'AAWDefFiles'
  • Download http://download.lava..._definition.sgn to AAWDefFiles folder
  • Download http://download.lava...uded.aawdef.zip to AAWDefFiles folder
  • Right click on downloaded extended_full_definition.sgn file.
  • Select '7-zip' -> "Extract to extended_full_definition"
  • Right click on downloaded core.excluded.aawdef.zip.
  • Select '7-zip' -> "Extract to core.excluded.aawdef"

Step 5 - Install new def files
  • Go into AAWDefs\extended_full_definition folder. Copy the entire contents into:
  • XP - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Defs\Extended
  • Vista / Win 7 - C:\Users\All Users\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Defs\Extended
  • Go into AAWDefs\core.excluded.aawdef\consolidate_core_output folder
  • Rename core.excluded.aawdef to core.aawdef
  • Copy core.aawdef to:
  • XP - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Defs
  • Vista / Win 7 - C:\Users\All Users\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Defs
Step 6 - Restart Ad-Aware service
  • Click on Start -> Run. Type services.msc in the box
  • A window will appear. Scroll down till you find "Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service"
  • Right click it - select Start

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