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Removal of Ad-ware from GFI software

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#1 newagedavey11


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Posted 19 September 2014 - 10:44 AM

I am trying to remove a file named Ad-aware from GFI software, I also have a file named Ad-aware from Lavasoft Limited.
 I am unsure if either of these files are authentic. The Lavasoft version was purchased about a year and ago,but the user became unhappy with the service and tried to remove it. After many unsucessful attrempts, he not only had the Lavasoft version, he also had the GFI version. Any direction on removal process would be greatly appreciated.
 Thank you for your time.
                                                         Dave Russell (AKA Newagedavey)

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 11:48 AM

Apparently...newer versions of Ad-Aware install software labeled "GFI" as part of the install.of Ad-Aware Free Antivirus.


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Posted 19 September 2014 - 12:21 PM

Thank you for your help, Louis. Sorry for the extra work Animal.

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 01:56 PM

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

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 can’t stand up to the new generation of anti-spyware applications...

What does the future hold for Ad-Aware?
Lavasoft Controversies

Also 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.

With that said and to be fair, the newer versions of Ad-Aware Pro Security have earned Certificates & Awards from AV-Test and did well in Virus Bulletin August 2013 Testing results.
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