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Is Adaware 10.5 really compatible?


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#1 jefferysitz

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:24 PM

I have been told by many people that you cannot run two virus scanners on the same machine.  I understand if they were running at the same time they could conflict.

 

AdAware 10.5 says in its manual that it is designed to be compatible with other AVs.  If installed in compatible mode it will install no drivers and have no real time protection, only the scheduled scan.

 

I use AVG Internet Security 2014 and have AdAware in compatible mode.  Is the prohibition on two virus scanners in effect here?  If so, it would mean AdAware is misrepresenting their program or people are using outdated information.

 

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:28 PM

Oh, I forgot to put on the AdAware link,

 

http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?/topic/33131-ad-aware-105-released/



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:43 PM

AdAware is not an anti virus. It is an on demand anti spyware. Though it won't conflict with an anti virus, AdAware hasn't been recommended for several years. Like Spybot, it was popular ten years ago but has fallen out of favour and surpassed by MalwareBytes and Superantispyware. 



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 06:01 PM

Ad-Aware 10.5 is available in three versions:
Ad-Aware FREE Antivirus, a proactive malware removal tool that allows users to combat today’s toughest cyber threats;
Ad-Aware Personal Security, a paid upgrade of Ad-Aware FREE that builds upon the product’s malware protection by adding a powerful Web filter that protects users against phishing attacks and online scams;
Ad-Aware Pro Security which actively protects users from the most dangerous forms of viruses, spyware, key loggers, Trojans password stealers, bot networks, adware, phishing and drive-by downloads.

Ad-Aware version 10.5

See the IMPORTANT NOTE about not using more than one anti-virus program in this topic:
Choosing an Anti-Virus Program
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 06:27 PM

Hi -
Just a quick note that Ad-Aware is also now Version 11 -

Ad-Aware offers a superfast antivirus engine that works alongside our legendary anti-spyware technology.

 

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 06:37 PM

works alongside our legendary anti-spyware technology.

That was Ad-Aware SE and they discontinued it...replacing with a version much less effective.
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:34 PM

Current Version 11 - This is the "Just Released" Version for October this year.
Not my quote, but direct from their Updated Version 11 area -

Ad-Aware offers a superfast antivirus engine that works alongside our legendary anti-spyware technology.

 

I have not used it for years due to falling detection rates and needed Google for these results.

Ad-Aware Version 11 Site link > http://www.lavasoft.com/mylavasoft/company/blog/adaware-11-free-antivirus

 

October 9, 2013 - Lavasoft, the original anti-spyware company, today released Ad-Aware 11

They claim "BitDefender’s multi-award winning antivirus with Lavasoft’s anti-malware technology"....

 

Ad-Aware SE was finally replaced with Ad-Aware BD (BitBefender) -

 

So the basic current "claim" by them is; that is all you need to know -



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:59 AM

Folks may also want to read Lavasoft Turning to the Dark Side? written by a former volunteer (now a MVP) who provided support for Ad-Aware but no longer uses the program.

Ad-Aware...have gone into a downhill spiral over the past five years and recently sold the company to Solaria... Majorgeeks stopped listing Ad-Aware as a pick some years ago as we watched the quality of the company slip over the years...it cant stand up to the new generation of anti-spyware applications...

What does the future hold for Ad-Aware?
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:11 PM

FWIW, Lavasoft Ad Aware Free anti virus 11.0 has been getting very high marks from a few reputable sources. It may be worth a serious look?



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:13 PM

What source?
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:27 PM

Here's a few;

 

http://download.cnet.com/Ad-Aware-Free-Antivirus/3000-8022_4-10045910.html

 

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Popup-Ad-Spyware-Blockers/Ad-Aware-2007.shtml

 

http://ad-aware.en.softonic.com/



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:39 PM

I'm by no means an expert, but it seems that Lavasoft has gotten it's stuff together with this latest release.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:42 PM

Those are just reviews. Comprehensive testing is performed by groups such as AV-Comparatives.org, Virus Bulletin Comparative Tests, AV-Test.org, NSS Labs Consumer Anti-Malware Products Group Test Report, etc.
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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:22 AM

 
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
  • Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
  • Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
  • Offers to download or install software or components (such as browser toolbars) that the program does not require to fully function

 

 

This Warning (above) is placed on the download pages that Junior 2007 has linked ......

Mainly www:Softpedia downloads and others ............

 

Still worth leaving this alone for at least another year or so -

 

Those "Good Sources" are no more than Sales/Download Sites & not Test sites.

Most quotes are from Lavasoft Company, and not Independant Sources .....

 

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:37 PM

Those are just reviews. Comprehensive testing is performed by groups such as AV-Comparatives.org, Virus Bulletin Comparative Tests, AV-Test.org, NSS Labs Consumer Anti-Malware Products Group Test Report, etc.

 

Well, I just went to a couple of these sites to get some more in depth analysis on AV software, and some of the results were a bit surprising. Thanks for the references.






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