How to run Ad-Aware 2008

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When the download is complete, double click on the file you downloaded to start the installation process.

(Note:- Windows Vista users only - After clicking the file to begin installation, enter your administrator user name and password and/or click continue if prompted to do so by Windows User Account Controls).

The following window will then appear:-


Install Ad-Aware AE - Step 1

Choose your preferred language and then click "OK". The following window will then appear:-


Install Ad-Aware AE - Step 2

Press "Next >" to be taken to the following window:-


Install Ad-Aware AE - Step 3

Scroll down to read the license agreement and when you are happy, click the button that is labelled "I accept the license agreement" then press "Next >" to move on to the next window:-


Install Ad-Aware AE - Step 4

Press "Install" to be taken to the following window:-


Install Ad-Aware AE - Step 5

There is a short pause while files are copied across, when everything is done, the following window is displayed:-


Install Ad-Aware AE - Step 6

You'll be prompted to restart your computer now. Click on "Finish".


Install Ad-Aware AE - Step 7

Before your computer restarts, the installer will run the Update Manager to check for any last minute program updates. Once this process has completed your PC will restart. The next time Windows boots up, Ad-Aware will start automatically. You should now view tutorial two to learn how to scan for spyware.

In this video tutorial, we show you how to update Ad-Aware 2008 to the latest Windows spyware definitions file. You should do this before running a scan to make sure that the software knows about the latest spyware threats.

Please allow for a short delay while the video loads. When loading is complete, press the play button to start the video.