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What's With Lavasoft?

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#1 LaFemmeMichele


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Posted 17 January 2007 - 10:11 PM

I'm unable to update Ad-aware--just hangs & have to close with "end now". Anyone else experiencing this?
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#2 tg1911


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Posted 17 January 2007 - 11:59 PM

I've had the same problem, before.
Trying at another time usually helps.
If it still won't update, try one of these:

Close Ad-aware.
Go to C: \ Program Files \ Lavasoft \ Ad-Aware SE Personal \ defs.ref
Delete defs.ref
Open Ad-aware, and try to update.

If that doesn't work, another way would be to download the definitions file, and install them manually.

Close Ad-aware.
Delete the defs.ref file (C: \ Program Files \ Lavasoft \ Ad-Aware SE Personal \ defs.ref)
Download the latest definitions file, in a ZIP file, from (This is a direct download):
Save the file to a temporary location.
When the download is complete, unzip the contents of the file to the installation directory of Ad-aware (Default Location: C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Personal)
Open Ad-aware, and confirm the success of the update.
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#3 DavidJuaquin


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Posted 19 January 2007 - 06:02 PM

Well, I've noticed that recently too. There sure has been a real increase in a delay when trying to update and on my girlfriends cpu (56k) it won't update at all just like yourself. I use broadband and I still have to wait anywhere from 5 - 10 seconds for it to connect and update (never had that problem till recently). My guess is give it time and like tg1911 said, try different times. :thumbsup:

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