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Can't Get Adaware To Run


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#1 Jove

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 07:01 PM

I recently D/L'd Adaware 2007.

I can not get Adaware to start run I get the following message.


Adaware C:\Documents and Settings\JP\Desktop\aaw2007.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

I wish I knew what to do ?

Edited by Jove, 12 January 2008 - 07:02 PM.

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 07:03 PM

Hello,

This is most likely to be a corrupted instalation, re download the instal file from lavasoft and try the install again.
Regards,

Alan.

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 10:09 PM

Mayer Cee BaKoo !

Mucho Graseeus !

and Thank you very much !

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 06:12 AM

No problem, glad it worked.
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Posted 13 January 2008 - 08:41 AM

can you kindly clarify what protection you have on board? in your profile you mention avg (presumably antivirus?) plus ??start up list

and Mcaffee firewall

you are running XP; do you also have the windows XP firewall enabled?

would you mind clarifying please exactly what protection IS on board?

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 09:14 AM

It was just that my brain stops working, . . .not my age , . . computer glare and fatigue, ! I can get pretty thankful when someone has a new idea, especially when it is one thats as complicated as that.

I have used several brands over a period of time and have un installed all hardware I have had, since I have had an episode of BSOD, and one previously called for to uninstall ant-virus etc.

I believe I have had a bad install and actually may have done better with a re-install, but have been trying to ride out the storm.

I have D/L Ad Aware and have Windows Firewall, I am shopping around for the possibility that there may be something better.

I am still in the process of un-installing some software hardware connections and drivers, that need manufactures to make uninstall procedures, I think the last install wired in wrong, with this modem fax install configuration, and the OS reinstall, . .

I'm still looking into it.

Why, Any special reason ?

Edited by Jove, 13 January 2008 - 09:23 AM.

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 10:56 AM

just wondered if you might have a clash of applications on there..hense the question
what IS your present av program?
and is adaware 2007 now working and doing proper complete scans?

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 11:15 AM

No I have not installed the Adaware D/L yet, I have it on disk and will probably run it soon on another computer a recently installed SP2 and new HD Compaq Presario 4403US, along with SuperAnti just to check.

But this PC, Compac Presario 5300US, no, I'll be waiting for a return letter for the fax software uninstall before I scan.

So I have to be a little precausious because I only have the Windows Firewall on.

I think Av is probably pretty good stuff, and I liked their mail scanner, but I did not have a really good download, I should have done something about it right away, it worked ok, but I received notices that I should re-install but didn't and it ran out, now I'm wondering and would like to eventually purchase something good, but am not sure what, I understand that some phone companies give a pretty good set up with a ISP service, cable or DSL so I'll probably go that route.

Edited by Jove, 13 January 2008 - 11:16 AM.

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 11:22 AM

which antivirus program have you got installed ; DO you have one? as you are extremely unwise and open to be infected to be on-line with NO installed antivirus program :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 02:15 PM

I think you are right, during this time I am not actively visiting any sites with few exceptions, that are not sites that are unfamiliar with me.

I know that you are right I am vulnerable, but I am not drifting around or surfing at this time, but thanks for the warning !

I am only going to use the computer, until I am installed, for mail and this web site and one or two others, . . let me ask you what do you think of that ?

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 07:23 PM

at present what antivirus cover do you THINK you have on there , how do you link TO the internet and who is your ISP?

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 09:48 PM

I link using Firefox after dialup connection to ISP; pop3 snip.net ????

In Windows Security Center I am only showing Windows Fire Wall ??

I would not have any huge problem installing Super Anti or Adaware now, I have only been waiting to uninstall some software that has decided to be stubborn, so I am waiting for an answer from OEM.



BTW- I have just now opened to run this on other computer and same thing ::



I can not get Adaware to start run I get the following message.

Adaware C:\Documents and Settings\JP\Desktop\aaw2007.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

Edited by Jove, 13 January 2008 - 10:05 PM.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 01:04 AM

I have down loaded add aware to (2) computers, CP 4403US + CP 5300US, neither one was able to open ;

The adaware was Uploaded to each from Disk E:

The 4403 messaged> C:\Documents and Settings\JP\Desktop\Ad-Aware\aaw2007.exe is not a valid Win32 application'

The 5300 messaged > E:\Ad-Aware\aaw2007.exe is not a Win 32 application.

I have also noticed that there are, two, (2) icons representing Ad-aware in the 4403 desktop folder.

The 5300 Ad-Aware desktop folder has three, (3), icons, on of which does not fit it is one of the fax software icons, which is the software I am presently un-installing.

There may be two different problems on each computer but the one fact that they share is that they were both uploaded from a HD removable storage unit Disk, E:.

Any comments are invited.

Edited by Jove, 14 January 2008 - 01:06 AM.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 02:46 PM

through whom are you dialing up and what is the ENDING of your email address?

I am suspicious that you do NOT have an installed active antivirus program on board and that you might have an infection or maybe more on board due to inappropriate computer protection

are your computers linked at all or running off the internet completely separately?

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 02:56 PM

Yes they are on the same line, The 4403, has the carpserv and standby restart problems, the 5300 has the frequent BSOD:Needs to close problems, I recent used SuperSnati to Scan each, the 4300 had ;


Browser Hijacker.Apropos Media/PeopleOnPage
HKCR\CLSID\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}
HKCR\CLSID\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}\409



The 5300 was clean on this scan, I am not sure if it is a sufficient scan process nor if it runs to prevent.

I think that the 4300 has PCI problems, and am trouble shooting devices today.

The 5300, I believe has a software, problem where the inter-relationship has caused problems such as the reason that the Adaware program is not able to run at this time, . .I also have detected a WAN Miniport(ATW) as a problem device.

Edited by Jove, 14 January 2008 - 02:57 PM.

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