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Windows Defender Permissions for Ad-Aware AE


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#1 Bartolo

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:51 PM

Since I upgraded to Ad-Aware Free Anniversary Edition, Windows Defender upon each boot-up asks me to give permission to Ad-Aware AE. Each time I give permission but WD keeps asking for permission again on the next boot.

Both these programs are active in my system tray.

My PC is running XP Pro SP3, which is fully patched. All apps are patched as indicated by Secunia's PSI.

I asked for help on the Ad-Aware forum but have received no replies.

This is not a serious issue, but I would like to stop Windows Defender from asking for permission each time, as indicated by the question mark that appears in its icon in the system tray.

Edited by garmanma, 05 February 2009 - 01:02 PM.
Moved to windows Defender forum-mark


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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:33 AM

Looks like the Ad-Aware AE (Anniversary Edition) forums are full of complaints and reported problems. I have not found a link in MS Newgroups in regard to this issue. Is Defender providing any further information other than asking for permission to allow Ad-aware. Could be that Defender is detecting the new service or one of the other files which have been added to the Anniv. Edition.

mvps.org is no longer recommending Spybot S&D or Ad-Aware due to poor testing results. See here - (scroll down and read under Freeware Antispyware Products)

Until a solution is ironed out, you may want to switch to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware which IMO is much more effective.
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 02:27 PM

I've replied to your topic in the LS Support Forums, I'm not sure what's causing this but we'll try and troubleshoot and see if anyone else can help.

I would imagine that this is definitely a Windows Defender issue as others are not reporting it.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 03:42 PM

Ok, lets us know what they say.
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:23 PM

Oddly, this issue went away after about two weeks of being a bother. Windows defender one day stopped asking me to give permission to Ad-Aware.

Thanks for the heads-up on the spyware alternatives!

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 10:05 PM

You're welcome.
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 12:42 PM

Bartolo, glad this is fixed. I didn't see a reply in the LS support forums?

Also, quietman7, that review on mvps.org is useless.

Ad-Aware 2008 Free
Note: due to poor testing results this product is no longer recommended.
Caution: now bundles the Ask Toolbar and is selected by default!


Firstly it's of 2008 NOT AE. Secondly poor results? Who conducted the test, what were the results? Thirdly, Ad-Aware DOES NOT bundle the ask toolbar - this is just completely wrong.

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 08:36 AM

Firstly it's of 2008 NOT AE. Secondly poor results? Who conducted the test, what were the results? Thirdly, Ad-Aware DOES NOT bundle the ask toolbar - this is just completely wrong.

Apparently, there has not been significant improvement in AE to warrant changing the recommendation made by Microsoft MVPs

As for the toolbar, the Ad-ware folks claimed they were going to bundle it for installation by default.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 09:55 PM

That was interesting reading, thanks quietman7 :thumbsup: but no, I can confirm, at least for now that there is no bundled toolbar with any installation of ad-aware.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:34 AM

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...
Edit:
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
Operating Systems
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.


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Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:22 AM

I used Adaware SE for 2years no problem upgraded to AE and it wouldn't run a full scan It would crash after about 10 minutes Tried reloading it two times after that i just deleted it.And now I just use zone alarm and avast pro.

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:25 AM

I was using Adaware SE as well, then I upgraded to AE, I haven't had a single problem... Just curious... Did it do anything other then just hang up?

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 11:24 AM

:thumbsup: Huh, That's funny I have both with no problems. Try upgrading them both to the most current version.

Edited by koolkat, 23 May 2009 - 11:26 AM.





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