Ad-Aware SE Installs

Posted: 05-05-2007, 10:31 PM
Each time I double click Ad-Aware SE from my desktop Windows Vista
configures the program like it's installing it. It puts the Ad-Aware folder
in the Programs folder each time so it appears it's installing it again even
though I haven't uninstalled it.

Any ideas,
James

Ad-Aware SE Installs


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Richard Urban
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Re: Ad-Aware SE Installs
Posted: 05-05-2007, 11:16 PM
May I ask what aspects of the "default" operating system configuration you
have altered? It may have an influence on your problem.

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Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
(For email, remove the obvious from my address)

Quote from George Ankner:
If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!

"JamesJ" <jjy@Darwin_adelphia.net> wrote in message
news:uJnO5T2jHHA.1220@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Each time I double click Ad-Aware SE from my desktop Windows Vista
> configures the program like it's installing it. It puts the Ad-Aware
> folder
> in the Programs folder each time so it appears it's installing it again
> even
> though I haven't uninstalled it.
>
> Any ideas,
> James
JamesJ
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Re: Ad-Aware SE Installs
Posted: 05-05-2007, 11:23 PM
I haven't altered any, I don't believe. I disabled some uneeded services.
This is the only program that this occurs with. If it was an operating
system aspect wouldn't it occur with more than one program?

James

"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> May I ask what aspects of the "default" operating system configuration you
> have altered? It may have an influence on your problem.
>
> --
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
>
> Quote from George Ankner:
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
> "JamesJ" <jjy@Darwin_adelphia.net> wrote in message
> news:uJnO5T2jHHA.1220@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> Each time I double click Ad-Aware SE from my desktop Windows Vista
>> configures the program like it's installing it. It puts the Ad-Aware
>> folder
>> in the Programs folder each time so it appears it's installing it again
>> even
>> though I haven't uninstalled it.
>>
>> Any ideas,
>> James
>
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Re: Ad-Aware SE Installs
Posted: 05-06-2007, 12:30 AM
James,
You may have to un-install then make certain the directory is gone then
re-install.
I just installed the Personnel version about 4 days ago, and downloaded
the updates
with no problems. Have run it several times, and it is not trying to
re-install each
time.
JDa


JamesJ wrote:
> I haven't altered any, I don't believe. I disabled some uneeded services.
> This is the only program that this occurs with. If it was an operating
> system aspect wouldn't it occur with more than one program?
>
> James
>
> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23tzfXt2jHHA.4628@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> May I ask what aspects of the "default" operating system
>> configuration you have altered? It may have an influence on your
>> problem.
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Richard Urban
>> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
>> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
>>
>> Quote from George Ankner:
>> If you knew as much as you think you know,
>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>>
>> "JamesJ" <jjy@Darwin_adelphia.net> wrote in message
>> news:uJnO5T2jHHA.1220@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>> Each time I double click Ad-Aware SE from my desktop Windows Vista
>>> configures the program like it's installing it. It puts the Ad-Aware
>>> folder
>>> in the Programs folder each time so it appears it's installing it
>>> again even
>>> though I haven't uninstalled it.
>>>
>>> Any ideas,
>>> James
>>
>
Richard Urban
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Re: Ad-Aware SE Installs
Posted: 05-06-2007, 01:17 AM
OK. If you right click on the desktop icon and view the properties, what it
the file name? I am thinking that maybe you have the actual installer on the
desktop where it should never be. The desktop should not be used for
installation programs. It is for shortcuts to programs that have already
been installed.

Can you check?.

--


Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
(For email, remove the obvious from my address)

Quote from George Ankner:
If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!

"JamesJ" <jjy@Darwin_adelphia.net> wrote in message
news:%234rFex2jHHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>I haven't altered any, I don't believe. I disabled some uneeded services.
> This is the only program that this occurs with. If it was an operating
> system aspect wouldn't it occur with more than one program?
>
> James
>
> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23tzfXt2jHHA.4628@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> May I ask what aspects of the "default" operating system configuration
>> you have altered? It may have an influence on your problem.
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Richard Urban
>> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
>> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
>>
>> Quote from George Ankner:
>> If you knew as much as you think you know,
>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>>
>> "JamesJ" <jjy@Darwin_adelphia.net> wrote in message
>> news:uJnO5T2jHHA.1220@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>> Each time I double click Ad-Aware SE from my desktop Windows Vista
>>> configures the program like it's installing it. It puts the Ad-Aware
>>> folder
>>> in the Programs folder each time so it appears it's installing it again
>>> even
>>> though I haven't uninstalled it.
>>>
>>> Any ideas,
>>> James
>>
>
James
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Re: Ad-Aware SE Installs
Posted: 05-06-2007, 02:29 AM
It appears the program is intent on having it's links in the Programs start
menu. I'm using the classic start menu and everytime I delete the Ad-Aware
link from the Programs menu it wants to install itself. I try to keep the
Programs folder clean otherwise I'd be all day trying to find software.
--
Thanks,
James


"Richard Urban" wrote:
> OK. If you right click on the desktop icon and view the properties, what it
> the file name? I am thinking that maybe you have the actual installer on the
> desktop where it should never be. The desktop should not be used for
> installation programs. It is for shortcuts to programs that have already
> been installed.
>
> Can you check?.
>
> --
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
>
> Quote from George Ankner:
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
> "JamesJ" <jjy@Darwin_adelphia.net> wrote in message
> news:%234rFex2jHHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> >I haven't altered any, I don't believe. I disabled some uneeded services.
> > This is the only program that this occurs with. If it was an operating
> > system aspect wouldn't it occur with more than one program?
> >
> > James
> >
> > "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:%23tzfXt2jHHA.4628@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> >> May I ask what aspects of the "default" operating system configuration
> >> you have altered? It may have an influence on your problem.
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Richard Urban
> >> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
> >> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
> >>
> >> Quote from George Ankner:
> >> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> >> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
> >>
> >> "JamesJ" <jjy@Darwin_adelphia.net> wrote in message
> >> news:uJnO5T2jHHA.1220@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> >>> Each time I double click Ad-Aware SE from my desktop Windows Vista
> >>> configures the program like it's installing it. It puts the Ad-Aware
> >>> folder
> >>> in the Programs folder each time so it appears it's installing it again
> >>> even
> >>> though I haven't uninstalled it.
> >>>
> >>> Any ideas,
> >>> James
> >>
> >
>
>
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Re: Ad-Aware SE Installs
Posted: 05-06-2007, 04:23 AM

JamesJ;298523 Wrote:
> Each time I double click Ad-Aware SE from my desktop Windows Vist
> configures the program like it's installing it. It puts the Ad-Awar
> folde
> in the Programs folder each time so it appears it's installing it agai
> eve
> though I haven't uninstalled it
>
> Any ideas
> Jame
Hi James

I'm familiar with this little problem. Ad-Aware installs both
desktop & start menu shortcuts. When you click on any one of thes
shortcuts, Ad-Aware will check to see if the installed shortcuts ar
still there. If not, it will reinstall them by default. To get aroun
this, delete all shortcuts that Ad-Aware installed on your desktop
start menu. Then go into the "Program Files (x86)" and create a ne
shortcut for Ad-Aware manually & put it any where you like. When yo
click on the shortcut you created instead of the one Ad-Aware installe
you will not have that problem any more. Why Ad-Aware does this? No
sure, probally a security issue

Hope this helps
Shaw

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dean-dean
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Re: Ad-Aware SE Installs
Posted: 05-06-2007, 05:26 AM
If the the programs initial installation used Windows Installer, this can
occur, but not always. That is, the programmer has programmed a Windows
Installer "patch" to make sure certain elements of the install have remained
in place when the program is run. I've seen this with other programs, but
it's rare; (I've even seen instances where you can't delete the icon, short
of uninstalling the program, but this is even rarer).

If you right-click the icon for Ad-Aware in the Start Menu, and choose
Properties, is the entry for "Target:" grayed out, as well as the buttons
for "Open File Location" and"Change Icon..."? If they are, it's a special
Windows Installer type icon. This alone, is not a problem, but it may use
an invoked patch...

"James" <me@myip.net> wrote in message
news:6E835D27-69F6-4046-B196-2C52310479DF@microsoft.com...
> It appears the program is intent on having it's links in the Programs
> start
> menu. I'm using the classic start menu and everytime I delete the Ad-Aware
> link from the Programs menu it wants to install itself. I try to keep the
> Programs folder clean otherwise I'd be all day trying to find software.
> --
> Thanks,
> James
>
>
> "Richard Urban" wrote:
>
>> OK. If you right click on the desktop icon and view the properties, what
>> it
>> the file name? I am thinking that maybe you have the actual installer on
>> the
>> desktop where it should never be. The desktop should not be used for
>> installation programs. It is for shortcuts to programs that have already
>> been installed.
>>
>> Can you check?.
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Richard Urban
>> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
>> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
>>
>> Quote from George Ankner:
>> If you knew as much as you think you know,
>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>>
>> "JamesJ" <jjy@Darwin_adelphia.net> wrote in message
>> news:%234rFex2jHHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> >I haven't altered any, I don't believe. I disabled some uneeded
>> >services.
>> > This is the only program that this occurs with. If it was an operating
>> > system aspect wouldn't it occur with more than one program?
>> >
>> > James
>> >
>> > "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> > news:%23tzfXt2jHHA.4628@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> >> May I ask what aspects of the "default" operating system configuration
>> >> you have altered? It may have an influence on your problem.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Regards,
>> >>
>> >> Richard Urban
>> >> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
>> >> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
>> >>
>> >> Quote from George Ankner:
>> >> If you knew as much as you think you know,
>> >> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>> >>
>> >> "JamesJ" <jjy@Darwin_adelphia.net> wrote in message
>> >> news:uJnO5T2jHHA.1220@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> >>> Each time I double click Ad-Aware SE from my desktop Windows Vista
>> >>> configures the program like it's installing it. It puts the Ad-Aware
>> >>> folder
>> >>> in the Programs folder each time so it appears it's installing it
>> >>> again
>> >>> even
>> >>> though I haven't uninstalled it.
>> >>>
>> >>> Any ideas,
>> >>> James
>> >>
>> >
>>
>>
James
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Re: Ad-Aware SE Installs
Posted: 05-06-2007, 10:00 AM
Manually creating the shortcut worked. Thanks much.
I thought it might have beeen something I changed in the OS and didn't
remember as Richard asked.
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Thanks,
James


"dean-dean" wrote:
> If the the programs initial installation used Windows Installer, this can
> occur, but not always. That is, the programmer has programmed a Windows
> Installer "patch" to make sure certain elements of the install have remained
> in place when the program is run. I've seen this with other programs, but
> it's rare; (I've even seen instances where you can't delete the icon, short
> of uninstalling the program, but this is even rarer).
>
> If you right-click the icon for Ad-Aware in the Start Menu, and choose
> Properties, is the entry for "Target:" grayed out, as well as the buttons
> for "Open File Location" and"Change Icon..."? If they are, it's a special
> Windows Installer type icon. This alone, is not a problem, but it may use
> an invoked patch...
>
> "James" <me@myip.net> wrote in message
> news:6E835D27-69F6-4046-B196-2C52310479DF@microsoft.com...
> > It appears the program is intent on having it's links in the Programs
> > start
> > menu. I'm using the classic start menu and everytime I delete the Ad-Aware
> > link from the Programs menu it wants to install itself. I try to keep the
> > Programs folder clean otherwise I'd be all day trying to find software.
> > --
> > Thanks,
> > James
> >
> >
> > "Richard Urban" wrote:
> >
> >> OK. If you right click on the desktop icon and view the properties, what
> >> it
> >> the file name? I am thinking that maybe you have the actual installer on
> >> the
> >> desktop where it should never be. The desktop should not be used for
> >> installation programs. It is for shortcuts to programs that have already
> >> been installed.
> >>
> >> Can you check?.
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Richard Urban
> >> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
> >> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
> >>
> >> Quote from George Ankner:
> >> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> >> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
> >>
> >> "JamesJ" <jjy@Darwin_adelphia.net> wrote in message
> >> news:%234rFex2jHHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> >> >I haven't altered any, I don't believe. I disabled some uneeded
> >> >services.
> >> > This is the only program that this occurs with. If it was an operating
> >> > system aspect wouldn't it occur with more than one program?
> >> >
> >> > James
> >> >
> >> > "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:%23tzfXt2jHHA.4628@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> >> >> May I ask what aspects of the "default" operating system configuration
> >> >> you have altered? It may have an influence on your problem.
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> Regards,
> >> >>
> >> >> Richard Urban
> >> >> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
> >> >> (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
> >> >>
> >> >> Quote from George Ankner:
> >> >> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> >> >> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
> >> >>
> >> >> "JamesJ" <jjy@Darwin_adelphia.net> wrote in message
> >> >> news:uJnO5T2jHHA.1220@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> >> >>> Each time I double click Ad-Aware SE from my desktop Windows Vista
> >> >>> configures the program like it's installing it. It puts the Ad-Aware
> >> >>> folder
> >> >>> in the Programs folder each time so it appears it's installing it
> >> >>> again
> >> >>> even
> >> >>> though I haven't uninstalled it.
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Any ideas,
> >> >>> James
> >> >>
> >> >
> >>
> >>
>
>
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Re: Ad-Aware SE Installs
Posted: 05-06-2007, 06:59 PM

Glad to hear.

Shawn


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