Both a corrupt profile and what I used to see happen with another expired antivirus.
1. I do not suggest Adaware today. Besides it is not an antivirus.
2. Try another account on this PC and report the findings.
3. Uninstall that old antivirus and install one of the many free ones such as Google's google pack (it has one or 2) as well as Avast, Free AVG.
First of all I havent been able to use flash while in Mozilla, it says I need updating for flash but Ive updated it and it still won't work... then I log on today and it says I have denied access to my own desktop... all icons are gone and what used to be windows vista appears to be a much older version. My free mcafee protection expired the other day and I'm trying to download ad-aware but nothing happens after I click save and I can't find where it supposedly "saved" to.... HELP