That was an interesting read... Though I too can say that there is no toolbar installation... I have used Adaware for at least 5 maybe 6 years now... I have never had anything bundled with any of their installation packages... I have also found Adaware to be one of the best anti-spyware programs out there... Though I have not used Malware bytes, which I might try...
I have just taken a look at that Malware bytes... I am not satisfied enough to even try it... In comparison to Adaware... It seems to be completely bs(no offense)... The trial version:
* Support for Windows 2000, XP, and Vista (32-bit only).
* Light speed quick scanning.
* Ability to perform full scans for all drives.
* Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Protection Module. (requires registration)
* Database updates released daily.
* Quarantine to hold threats and restore them at your convenience.
* Ignore list for both the scanner and Protection Module.
* Settings to enhance your Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware performance.
* A small list of extra utilities to help remove malware manually.
* Multi-lingual support.
* Works together with other anti-malware utilities.
* Command line support for quick scanning.
* Context menu integration to scan files on demand.
Lava-soft Adaware AE FREE
* Detect, Remove AND Clean
* New!Ad-Watch Live! Basic integrated real-time protection
* Rootkit Removal System
* New!Radically improved resource efficiency
* New!Lavasoft SmartSet
* New!Customizable Profile Scans
* New!External Drive Scanning
* New!Pin-Point Scanning
* New!Full integration with Windows Security Center
* Easy to download, install & use
Windows Vista (32 and 64-bit), Windows XP (32-bit), Windows 2000 Pro
I have only 64 bit processors... Yet Malware bytes only supports 32bit... Adaware removes root kits, Malware bytes is only spyware and malware...
Coming from 10 years in the game, I would choose Adaware hands down...
Edited by burn1337, 03 April 2009 - 01:41 AM.