Originally Posted by keakar
ok i did it by right clicking on "my computer" and then click "Manage/services and applications/services"
then find Ad-Aware 2007 Service and in the "status" column right click on "Started" and click "stop"
now under the "startup type" column right click to open up "properties" to change it from automatic start to manual start and then click on OK to save the changes.
i wonder why ad-aware2007 didnt just give us a box to check that turns this thing off?
Because it is an integral part of the program aimed at paid users. The full program is installed even on the free version its just crippled so that other features don't work. As far as the size of this service Lavasoft is currently offering some rather vague explanations along with promises to trim it down in future updates. We may have a long wait.