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I had used Ad-Aware since it's humble beginnings, however I didn't care for the new version much myself and won't use it either.

 

Hi Andavari,

 

Do you recommend an alternative to Ad-Aware, or is having Spyware Blaster, Spybot, AVG Free Edition and SuperAntiSpyware sufficient?

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Same here, I wouldn't touch the 2007 version with a barge pole.

 

The SE definitions ARE available at the above link.

 

 

That is a manual download of the defs. From reading the Lavasoft forums I get the impression that the manual download will be discontinued as well eventually.

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That is a manual download of the defs. From reading the Lavasoft I get the impression that the manual download will be discontinued as well eventually.

 

When that happens, I will be uninstalling it and won't be upgrading to the 2007 version.

 

What are you planning to use in its place?

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When that happens, I will be uninstalling it and won't be upgrading to the 2007 version.

 

What are you planning to use in its place?

 

I already have Superantispyware, AVG AS, Spybot S&D, and a-squared so I won't be replacing it with anything. I guess I will keep it until they stop providing manual downloads of the updates.

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I already have Superantispyware, AVG AS, Spybot S&D, and a-squared so I won't be replacing it with anything. I guess I will keep it until they stop providing manual downloads of the updates.

 

I haven't ever used Superantispyware or a-squared before - are they any good?

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I haven't ever used Superantispyware or a-squared before - are they any good?

 

They are highly regarded especially SAS. I don't get malware so they don't really get put to the test with me ;). They are easy to use and have caused me no problems with scanning or updating. A-Squared went through a period in the summer where it was updating the program (not the definitions) all most like 3 times a week and I didn't like that. That was because they upgraded to version 3 and they were working the bugs out. I felt they should have worked those bugs out before they released it but that has been worked out and it's fine now.

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They are highly regarded especially SAS. I don't get malware so they don't really get put to the test with me ;). They are easy to use and have caused me no problems with scanning or updating. A-Squared went through a period in the summer where it was updating the program (not the definitions) all most like 3 times a week and I didn't like that. That was because they upgraded to version 3 and they were working the bugs out. I felt they should have worked those bugs out before they released it but that has been worked out and it's fine now.

 

Thanks for the info - I'll certainly be checking SAS out then - I have plenty of antispyware software but it's nice to be able to try others out every so often.

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did not like new went back to old up date #1 Time & Date check #2 check Fire wall not stop #3 stop all till all up date is download if not work big job take off clean out all refit :rolleyes: :rolleyes:Got Update for Ad-aware SE 3 day a go 8 March 2008 http://www.lavasoft.com/support/securitycenter/blog/

0059.0000 = Ad-Aware 2007 http://www.lavasoft.com/support/securitycenter/blog/

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SE1R227 =Ad-Aware SE

10.03.2008

 

SE Update

 

http://www.softpedia.com/

Ad-aware SE Reference File SE1R240 21.04.2008 | Free Reference file update for Ad-aware SE (Ad-ware SE)

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Hello,

 

I haven't use Ad-Aware yet, but I face same problem when using Adware Alert from...

Best not to post the address of a dodgy anti-spyware site

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I have not had a definitions update for Ad-Aware SE in over 3 weeks. SE1R210 27.12.2007 is the last update I received. Has anybody been able to update since than?

 

Each time I load AdAware it states that the definitions file is outdated (Definition file: 0055.0000 Dated: 01/03/2008) and to run web update. After clicking on web update it then prompts to connect to the internet (even though I am already connected!) and the whole thing just freezes. :angry:

 

I've tried it numerous times and with different applications open/closed with no effect. I have to resort to using Task Manager to end the process.

 

I was a big fan of the 'old' AdAware and never had any problems, but I think they've taken a huge step backwards with this latest version (7). I also use Spyware Blaster and AVG Anti-Spyware and am wondering whether to stop using AdAware altogether.

 

Any thoughts? :unsure:

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I was a big fan of the 'old' AdAware and never had any problems, but I think they've taken a huge step backwards with this latest version (7). I also use Spyware Blaster and AVG Anti-Spyware and am wondering whether to stop using AdAware altogether.

Any thoughts? :unsure:

Hi kaybee,

Go back and read the whole thread.It pretty much says it all.

Although, some users may have some later updates.

So far it looks pretty grim.

:) davey

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Each time I load AdAware it states that the definitions file is outdated (Definition file: 0055.0000 Dated: 01/03/2008) and to run web update. After clicking on web update it then prompts to connect to the internet (even though I am already connected!) and the whole thing just freezes. :angry:

 

I've tried it numerous times and with different applications open/closed with no effect. I have to resort to using Task Manager to end the process.

 

I was a big fan of the 'old' AdAware and never had any problems, but I think they've taken a huge step backwards with this latest version (7). I also use Spyware Blaster and AVG Anti-Spyware and am wondering whether to stop using AdAware altogether.

 

Any thoughts? :unsure:

Ad-Aware 2007 http://www.lavasoft.com/support/securitycenter/blog/

see my post you need to get the zip & download unzip to Ad-aware folder, all the best from hotdoge3 good luck. :rolleyes::rolleyes:

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