"Offering free computer help, hints, and tips to the Internet populace." Now with over 3,820 tips!


Reset Settings to the Default

SUMMARY: Revert Ad-Aware's settings to their default state.

After configuring Ad-Aware, if you find that some of the changed settings, especially the scanning settings, have some unintended consequences, you may wish to change all of the settings back to their defaults. Luckily, you do not have to change each setting individually - one option can change them all back immediately.

1. Click the button that looks like a gear ("Settings").
2. When the settings dialog opens, click the "Defaults" button.
3. Click the link "Reset ALL Ad-Aware settings to default".

Return to the Ad-Aware page.

Print this tip

Get the Newsletter

blog comments powered by Disqus

Thanks For Sharing!

Newest Tips:

Internet Explorer 11
Change the Default Search Provider to Google, Yahoo!, or Something Else
[MODIFIED] Disable Most Recently Used Files and Folders for Privacy
Google Chrome
[MODIFIED] Add Button to Scroll to Top of Long Web Pages
Google Gmail
Show Maps Automatically in Emails Instead of Copying and Pasting

Follow Us!

About MalekTips and the Author

The MalekTips website was created in 1998 by Andrew Malek of Envision Programming. The page's goal is to freely disperse computer-related tips, hints, and informative articles. Tips are organized to be easy to find, and are presented clearly, in easy-to-understand language. MalekTips also provides information and links to public-domain, open source, freeware, shareware, and commercial software available for download.