Adaware crashes in Guest account

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by plh, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. plh

    plh Guest

    I have been using Ad-aware with XP pro for some time now. However, I
    realized I had never run it in the "Guest" account, or a least I could
    not remember having done so. However, when I ran it, it got though the
    file check, showed that it had some bad boys, then crashed. Still
    works fine in the administrator account. Any suggestions?
    I keep hitting "Esc" -- but I'm still here!
    [if "123" is in email address, that is an anti-spam thing.]
    plh, Jun 4, 2004
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  2. plh

    °Mike° Guest

    Uninstall / reinstall in the guest account.

    And please fix your signature. A signature should
    comprise TWO dashes, followed by ONE space, followed
    by CR/LF, and then the signature text. This allows
    compliant news readers to automatically snip the
    signature in replies.

    <snip broken signature>
    °Mike°, Jun 4, 2004
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  3. plh

    plh Guest

    1) Thanks for that tip about signatures, I was unaware of it. Should
    be compliant now.
    2) Can't install in the Guest account, because it does not have
    administrator privileges. I don't see any obvious way to give it those
    temporarily so I can try that fix -- is there one?
    plh, Jun 6, 2004
  4. plh

    Duane Arnold Guest

    You do know that you can find the Ad-aware.exe right-click on properties
    and select *RUN AS* and assign the exe/program an account that has the
    privileges so that it can run properly without being logged on as an

    Secondly, machines get hacked because of the *Guest* account and one
    should think about disabling the Guest account.

    One should think about trying to *harden* the XP O/S secure it from
    attack. If the O/S is not secure, then nothing on the machine is secure.
    The protection starts with the O/S and everything else is secondary to

    Duane :)
    Duane Arnold, Jun 6, 2004
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