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Ad-ware aawservice.exe

I am having a problem with the the new "Ad-aware 2007"...after I run the program, this thing "aawservice.exe" appears under my task manager (alt-control-del)

It eats up a TON of memory (I mean it's easy just to go to end-process) but it's kind of annoying to have to do that everytime I do Ad-ware scan...

Anybody had this problem and have a suggestion?
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Monkeyrod
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Monkeyrod
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KCTSCommented:
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MonkeyrodAuthor Commented:
ok, i've got AVG 7.5 Pro (the paid version) so I guess I'll d/l Spybot (I used to use it a long time ago)

Thanks
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MaerosCommented:
The Ad-Aware Service has been having issues for the past month or two.  While it does take a lot of resources at times, it can also crash while updating.

Spybot Search & Destroy is a good alternative, however if you have Ad-Aware Plus or Pro, keep in mind that Spybot S&D does not quite have the same on-access protection as Ad-Aware's AdWatch.  Spybot S&D does have other benefits, such as "immunization", SDHelper for IE, and TeaTimer for watching for registry changes.

If you want an anti-spyware product that provides on-access protection, there are free and paid alternatives available such as SpywareGuard (free) , COMODO BOClean (free) , Windows Defender (partly free), Webroot Spy Sweeper (paid), and many other solutions.
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ChiefITCommented:
Ran into this before and found out multiple Anitspyware programs were running and conflicting with eachother. Adaware was one and Spybot was another.
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