Just spent an hour or two messing about with this new version of Ad-Aware. Have had Ad-Aware on my PC's for two or three years, since (if I remember correctly) v5.61. Never had the slightest problem. D/l'd SE last night, installed it properly (i.e uninstalled old version first) and did a scan. Apart from all the fp's on Hosts files reported in other forums, scan seemed to go smoothly. However when I clicked on PG or Ad-Aware again, my PC froze completely. I couldn't even switch it off or bring up Task Manager to stop the process - the whole lot completely frozen. I had to do a hard power down by just switching off at the tower. Tried a few times, always the same. Found out this morning that it would work only if PG protection was disabled, but when it was enabled nothing was being written to the log. With normal blocked flags it was freezing. Have just sussed out that apparently the only way I can get it to work without hanging up my PC is to give Ad-Aware.exe full allow privileges. Has anybody else experienced this or any other problems with AD-Aware/PG, or can anyone explain it? The old version 6.181 certainly never needed allow privileges.