The AdAware folder DOES NOT contain the msi_cache folder with the .msi updater as it is 72MB when zipped and 75 unzipped, but I DO have that updater.
I don't know if this is even relevant, but I would think that my system would time-stamp the files on the day that they're supposedly installed. That if, in fact, when the installer says that it is rewriting or removing OLD files and installing NEW files that these files would, in fact, be rewritten. It appears that the only things receiving the "Modified on" date are the folders themselves, not the contents.
I have run the .msi updater as admin. out of curiosity and boredom, The log states, "Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: AdAwareUpdater. Product Version: 12.0.636.11167. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: adaware. Installation success or error status: 0."
I have run a computer search (again) for "AdAwareUpdater" to ensure that I was locating all instances of "AdawareUpdater", within the Program Files > Common Files > AdAware > adaware antivirus > updater > 12.0.363.11167 NONE of the files are actually being rewritten. Since 02/13/2017, I have Uninstalled several times (Using Windows Fix to Uninstall as it could not be removed from Programs-Uninstall), I have deleted AppData folders multiple times, I have removed all occurrences of "Lavasoft" "Ad-Aware" and "Adaware" from my registry, yet some of these files still have "Last Modified" dates dating back to 2014. On December 6, 2016 I upgraded to Pro due to an infection, none of these files have the December 6, 2016 date.
D3Dcompiler_47.dll has a "last modified" date of 03/11/2014 (yes fourteen).
The api.... .dll files are all from 10/25/2016.
The Qt... .dll are from 02/13/2017
The SubFolders within CommonFiles>AdAware have a date of 02/21/2017 BUT their contents are NOT updated dates ranging from 02/13/2017 back to (Qt related files) 01/19/2017
Here is part of the log that appears after running the .msi updater install shield
=== Logging stopped: 2/21/2017 10:50:43 ===
MSI © (94:E0) [10:50:43:011]: Note: 1: 1707
MSI © (94:E0) [10:50:43:012]: Product: AdAwareUpdater -- Installation operation completed successfully.
MSI © (94:E0) [10:50:43:015]: Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: AdAwareUpdater. Product Version: 12.0.636.11167. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: adaware. Installation success or error status: 0.
MSI © (94:E0) [10:50:43:017]: Grabbed execution mutex.
MSI © (94:E0) [10:50:43:017]: Cleaning up uninstalled install packages, if any exist
MSI © (94:E0) [10:50:43:019]: MainEngineThread is returning 0
=== Verbose logging stopped: 2/21/2017 10:50:43 ===