Little Lil wrote:
> Good Morning,
> I have downloaded a spyware program (Ad-Aware SE) from the internet and
> tried to save it to a new folder I called 'Security' in the 'Program Files"
> folder. It would not allow me to do that but offered to save it to my user
> folder. I saved it there but now it won't let me run the .exe stating
> "invalid access to memory location".
> Can anyone help me with this - most probably very simple - problem?
> Thanks in anticipation,
The problem is that the "Program Files" is not writable and is only
there for older programs that absolutely must have a Program Files
location. Here's a link that explains the Vista setup quite well: http://www.runrev.com/newsletter/mar...ewsletter3.php
I would uninstall Ad-aware or do a System Restore to before you
installed it. Then do as Mr. Urban suggests or simply allow Ad-aware to
install in the User folder as it wants to. Make sure that Ad-aware is
compatible with Vista, too.
Elephant Boy Computers www.elephantboycomputers.com
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User