Posted 27 November 2007 - 10:18 PM
Have you tried booting into safe mode before running these programs? Start your computer, then press F8 BEFORE Windows loads (usually about 5-10 seconds after turning computer on.) Use the arrow keys to scroll up to Safe Mode. Choose your version of Windows on the next screen, if necessary.
The colors will be all funky and everything on screen will be very large, as a stripped down display driver is loaded in Safe Mode, as well as preventing most viruses from loading into memory. It should allow you to run Ad-Aware, Spybot, and virus scanners, though!
Hope this helps!