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What is the 'use scanner extension' option in Ad-Aware 2008 Plus/Pro?
This option refers to the new virus scanning engine in Ad-Aware 2008 Plus/Pro.
In Ad-Aware 2008 Plus/Pro you can scan with or without the extended virus scanning engine.
This option is turned on by default. It is not included in Ad-Aware 2008 Free. To turn this option off go to the Ad-Aware 2008 settings and in the 'scanning' tab disable the option for 'use scanner extension' and click save.
Use Heuristics on extended scan:
During an extended scan, Ad-Aware will scan objects using Heuristics ? files are analyzed based on behavior to assess if they may pose a threat. This option is turned off by default. If you choose to scan using Heuristics, select the Heuristics level to be used.
In Ad-Watch you can also use this option to use the extended anti-virus database, to extend the real time protection of your system. This option is turned on by default. To turn this option off in Ad-Watch go to the settings and disable the option for 'Use scanner extension'.