Posted 08 January 2009 - 02:19 AM
I recently purchased a "free" copy of AdAware 2008 Free through the TrialPay service, which allows you to download the product if you agree to buy a product from one of AdAware's sponsors. I did so, and the transaction eventually went through on my pre-paid debit card.
I did 3 system restores this weekend, trying to recover my mailbox and repair my microsoft download function. While I did recover a little antivirus removal information, I lost AdAware when I restored to a very recent date after its download. My downloads are working a bit better from microsoft, but I have to be in hibernate or standby mode for it to work, or hit "turn off without updating", and there are 2 from MS which I still cannot download. I have been avoiding getting in touch with my ISP, but as their disc is now outdated, their site informs me, I will have to do so.
And yes, I have been doing scares with Spybot, Malware-bytes, Antivir, etc. Not all at the same time, and with them disabled while doing the scans. According to the Lavasoft site, the Spybot incompatibility is a minor one, just having something to do with the logs, and shouldn't create a real problem.
At some point I will have to break down and do a real Hijack this log, which seems to be a daunting task, as I have difficulty following directions and concentrating. But I was hoping to do some clean-up before posting for a major help project. I do try to use Secunia, but find it does not provide enough information for clean-up and prevention in the warnings logs, both advanced and default.
Any assistance would be appreciated!