I can't help you with Ad-Aware. I removed Ad-Aware some time ago and replaced it with SUPERAntiSpyware Pro (the paid version, with realtime protection) I like it much better. I also installed the on demand Free Version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. They both scan very fast, and are both very good.
in 3 days and I do not intend to renew it. Will the PAID version automatically revert to the FREE version or do I have to uninstall it and then install the FREE one? I tried to get the answer from the Lavasoft Forum, but I'm having all kinds of problems registering to get access to their forum.