I hope you did.
Also, sorry to hear of your "data" loss.
You can also try other antimalware products that is known good.
SAS, MBAM, A2
On my laptop using an XP3 platform, the following happened:
I had unknowingly transfered a W32Tr./NewMedia infection from a work computer to my apartment laptop. Using a freshly installed Adware AE (2009 Anniversary Edition), it found the trojan and from that point on I'm not sure what went wrong.
Weather the Trojan was able to, or was able to get AA AE to remove needed files from the XP OS, but the end result was that after AE had identified several 'flagged' issues, I tagged them all to be removed and once that started, several of my apparently need files were erased.
Being nieve, I allowed this because I though this was necessary to remove the Trojan, however it directly lead to AA AE, destroying key functionality programs for my XP OS. I had to restore my OS fresh and lost all files, photos, music and programs installed. An estimated $2000.00 loss or more to replace them fresh again.
Thankfully, this is just my traveling comp., so I still have everything backed up on an isolated comp at home. Still it is a frustrating set back, I'm hoping people will NOT use Adaware AE untill they can demonstrate that it will function safely without destroying XP (unless that is their goal, in which case BOYCOTT them).
Either way, be carefull of the W32Tr. NewMedia, perhaps this is the new culprit, in which case, don't worry about Adawre AE. I've always found them to be a good company, good products, but I am at a loss at the moment and unable to conduct many aspects of my employment because of this, so people; please be careful.