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#1 Junior2007

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 03:33 PM

Recently I tried the newer version of Ad Aware2007 on my HP Pavillion with Vista Home Premium, and as stated elsewhere, it was too much of a resource hog, and I removed it from my computer. I currently use Super Antispyware along with AVG Free anti spyware. Today while doing some maintenance on my computer I discovered that I still had the software for my older version of Ad Aware SE Personal downloaded, so I ran the .exe file, installed, and ran a full scan. I always liked this program for anti spyware. My question is, would this be something to keep even though it is outdated and may not be supported by Lavasoft anymore?

If there are current users of this software, or others that have good ideas/thoughts, please feel free to respond. Thank you.

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 03:41 PM

Well, I may have answered part of my question, as a visit to the Lavasoft home page states that as of yesterday, there will be no updates to the definitions made available to Ad Aware SE Personal, so that may do it for me. Any replys are still welcome, thanks.

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 09:36 AM

Any anti-malware application is only as good as its definitions are current, especially given all the new ways some people find to do harm to your computer. I would certainly not rely on Ad-AwareSE for protection, especially since there are many other, free applications available (two of which you already have installed), and would uninstall it.
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Posted 02 January 2008 - 04:10 PM

Note for others reading this thread: Per Lavasoft, Ad-Aware SE expired Dec 31, 2007. If you haven't updated your version to Ad-Aware 2007 please do that now.
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mvps.org is no longer recommending Ad-Aware due to the ever increasing amount of problems. See here.
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 05:24 AM

I like Ad Aware 2007 for I observed it has intelligent feature.So I used to run it to deep scan malwares that have not been traced by those antispywares and malware removal tools I chose to run first.What's good about that is that it can detect hidden infections however,it hangs when it is about to finish so does not complete the cleaning process.I have attempted to install and uninstall this program thrice but did not work successfully.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 08:34 AM

however,it hangs when it is about to finish so does not complete the cleaning process

Have your tried running your scans in "Safe Mode"?
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 02:23 AM

Yes but there was box that appeared saying that program can not be run in safe mode nd so prompted me to switch bck to normal mode.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 08:18 PM

I don't know about the free version, but my paid version of AdAware Se Personal is still receiving support. There were updates both on Jan. 2 and today. I figure I'll keep it until they discontinue updating it, then I'll switch to something comparable. I like the Ad-Watch feature of the paid version and would like something similar to take its place.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 12:22 AM

I like Ad Aware 2007 for I observed it has intelligent feature.So I used to run it to deep scan malwares that have not been traced by those antispywares and malware removal tools I chose to run first.What's good about that is that it can detect hidden infections however,it hangs when it is about to finish so does not complete the cleaning process.I have attempted to install and uninstall this program thrice but did not work successfully.


I'm having problems with Ad Aware 2007, so I don't use it. I scan and for some reasons, I can't get past scanning the cookies for Mozilla Firefox... it just closes for some reasons.

So I just stick to Spyware Doctor and Superantispyware.
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