I just found this on the Lavasoft forum:
"The appearance of hanging usually occurs when 'Scan archives' is selected. Its not actually stopped scanning however. What's happening is Ad-aware is de-compressing/ unzipping files to check the contents for suspicious files, the Ad-aware re-compresses the files. This can take some time.
If this is the setting that's effecting your scans,
Open your Ad-aware,
Click the "Settings" (The Gear) button at the top right to display the "Settings" main menu.
Un-Tick 'Scan within archives',
Also try shutting as many programs/process as possible. (I.E firewall Anti-Virus etc.) Please make sure that you
Unplug/disconnect your Modem before disabling your Anti-Virus/Firewall
Just remember to turn them back on"
I am running XP PRO version 2002, service pack 1, AMD ATHLON, 2.01 GHz, 768 MB of RAM
I have Ad-aware 6.0 ref file# 01R29616.04.2004 (update installed yesterday). Also running AVG with all updates and daily scan and a hardware firewall.
Problem is--after the ad-aware update yesterday, my ad aware scan stops part way through, it stops at a file which is stored images from my zeca webcam. These images were there before the update of yesterday, and the scan has never stopped there before. I have tried it several times, I have also left it to sit on that file for more than half an hour and it will not proceed.
Up to that point the scan has found 5 files, but I cannot remove those because I have to abort the scan everytime. I deleted the images to my recycle bin, but then the ad aware scan stopped at "deep scanning C" and hung there forever.
Does anyone have any ideas?