Step 1. Download and install Ad Aware
First download the free Ad Aware SE Personal from here:
Install A-A after closing as many running programs as possible.
Step 2a. Updating Ad Aware to the current reference file
You will need to run the Web-update Feature before each scan to make sure you have the current reference file installed. It is imperative that you always have the current Build and Reference File in use to ensure the proper detection and removal of objects.
On the start screen:
Click on the “Check for updates now” hotlink. (The globe at the upper right also opens the web-update feature)
If you see that a new reference file is available, click “OK”, and it will download and install automatically.