The problem may be related to something that is blocking updates to you Windows registry. A procedure to correct the problem is described below. However, please note that it applies to Ad-Watch. If you are running another registry monitoring program such as Reg Prot, you will need to do the equivalent of the procedure below in that program.
To correct the problem, do the following:
- Start Ad-Watch, if it is not already running.
- Right-click on the Ad-Watch icon in the system tray (in the lower right corner by default) and then select "Ad-Watch Settings".
- At the bottom of the Ad-Watch window is an item labeled â€œAutomaticâ€?. Click on it to turn it into a red cross, i.e., turn off â€œAutomaticâ€?.
- Start Ad-Aware SE and click on the â€œAd-Aware Configuration Windowâ€? icon.
- Click on â€œStartupâ€? and make a change -- any change will do -- and click on â€œProceedâ€?. This will cause Ad-Watch to issue an alert notifying you of the change. Accept the change. In Ad-Aware SE set the startup options you want use.
- To prevent Ad-Aware SE from starting at boot time, under "Startup Scan Mode" select "No automated scanning".
- Make sure that the items under "Startup Action" and "Automatic Updating" have a red cross next to them, then click â€œProceedâ€?. Ad-Watch will again pop up an alert notifying you of the change.
- Accept the change. Ad-Watch will now accept the registry update and Ad-Aware SE will be configured not to start at boot time.
- At the bottom of the Ad-Watch window, turn on â€œAutomaticâ€?. The changes to the settings you made will now be accepted by both Ad-Watch and Ad-Aware SE.
- If you are running any other registry protection tools, you will need to accept their alerts as well during this process.
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