I can't help with AdAware, sorry, long story short, I found the program started to become quite buggy and bloated about 3 years ago, so removed it, never to be seen again.
What I can suggest is to use something a bit better, lighter, and problem free, like MBAM
Both these programs are often suggested here, and other security forums.
Both work in a similar manner to AdAware (but better, IMO) and both have free versions that are full-featured, payment secures resident protection. I find that last not to be necessary.