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Offline polonus

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Re: Ad-Aware 2007 Available....
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2007, 12:36:51 AM »
Hi Dan,

Been there, won a T-shirt? I wait with the next version of Ad-aware a bit.

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Re: Ad-Aware 2007 Available....
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2007, 12:51:04 AM »
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Been there,
been where ::) ???
ad-aware 2007 officially uninstalled :-*
nice moment in history for a new product 8)
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Re: Ad-Aware 2007 Available....
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2007, 12:59:51 AM »
Hi bob3160,

But why is this a problem for our friend drhayden1? It is nothing unlikely for anti-spyware programs (the newer ones) to scan silently in the background. Same with COMODO BoClean, but this has not been a problem for a normal modern comp with enough CPU. Over-cautious is another attitude than installing an update right as it comes available. The Chinese who are now after Symantec also reacted immediately to an update. But it is always good to pre-scan before you download anything period. Better safe than sorry,

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Ad-aware free is not scanning silently. Then why 30K on background??
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Re: Ad-Aware 2007 Available....
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2007, 04:46:00 PM »
good and some bad reviews on download.com http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-2007/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?tag=bubble
but no one is mentioning the usage of memory in background ??? ::)
aren't they looking or just don't know :P
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Re: Ad-Aware 2007 Available....
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2007, 04:59:54 PM »
Since the new version has only been released, virtually all of those reviews will relate to AdAware SE Personal. Whilst the Download is now called 'Ad-Aware 2007' it would appear its previous ratting and comments have been brought forward.

There is no way there would be 5115 votes since the release of Ad-Aware 2007, prehaps that is why there is no mention of background activity/memory use.
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Re: Ad-Aware 2007 Available....
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2007, 05:18:15 PM »
the page i looked at davidr had only 6 reviews on it for ad-aware 2007 not for the older personnel one
5 of the 6 8) wish they would of left the old version alone :-X
Pros: This new version of adaware finds more spyware and adware then ever before. Prettier interface, More friendly, and it does the job for me :)
Cons: This version has a new bug. It deleted all my cookies without my knowledge. This has never happened before, with other versions of adaware. And I had to reenter all my passwords again My advice: Download at your own risk 
I'll stick with the old version
Pros: It's probably great, but doesn't work on Vista.
Cons: Program crashes before you finish.
Good but still obtuse
Pros: Does a thorough scan of what are probably the most significant threat areas of my computer -- even on "quick scan." Somewhat nicer interface. It seems a bit faster than the previous version.
Cons: Threat descriptions are not helpful. AA found 2 registry entries flagged as "3" on their TAI scale. But gave no help as to what these were, why they were suspicious, etc. No help in the right-click menu either. It will catch numerous cookies, not all of them are threatening, however, so be careful what you delete (especially the 1st time -- mark your keepers on your ignore list).
Does not work on Vista.
Pros: I'm a big fan of Ad-Adare, but this one is not ready for prime time.
Cons: Does not work on Vista. Maybe it's not supposed to but I thought that was one of the goals. Scan runs but program terminates at end of scan before results can be reviewed. Also, when I uninstalled it, it completely REMOVED my paid Ad-Aware SE Plus that I had been running sucessfully for a year! THANKS LAVASOFT!
Pros: Great improvement on the interface and perfomance. I've notice that uses less system resources. I've always trusted AdAware to get the job done.
Cons: None so far!
 
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Re: Ad-Aware 2007 Available....
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2007, 06:27:42 PM »
Thanks for the reviews, it more or less confirms my original point, I don't think it is ready yet and stick with the SE Personal version for a little time.
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Re: Ad-Aware 2007 Available....
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2007, 06:49:41 PM »
but i guess the SE Personal version won't update anylonger unless you want the ad-aware memory eater in background 2007 ::)
and just posted this in the castlecops ad-aware section of the forum....
http://www.castlecops.com/forums.html
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Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:26 pm    Post subject: 30,000k in background     

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i installed ad-adware 2007 free yesterday and notice in my task manager processes it was taking on the average of 30,000K in memory usage without being on-why is this so-this is the free version and is just a scanner not on realtime like ad-aware plus with ad-watch-can i disable it when not being used or what is the reason for the memory usage
not saying i already uninstalled it...just seeing if i get an answer...probably no luck on the ad-aware forum if ever ::)
also posted the same there ::) http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showforum=1
 
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Re: Ad-Aware 2007 Available....
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2007, 09:02:43 PM »
Don't hold your breath for a response on the lavasoftsupport.com forum, I'v now been waiting 14 days and not a single response.
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Re: Ad-Aware 2007 Available....
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2007, 09:16:40 PM »
who knows davidr-i could get lucky(yeah!right) :P
and i answered your thread in the ad-aware forum ;D
at least someone answered ::)
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Re: Ad-Aware 2007 Available....
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2007, 02:43:25 AM »
The 30M memory belongs to the adwserivce (the name of the process may not be precise but close). This service is because ADware 2007 offers a new function, "scan in the start-up". However, this service will be activated no matter whether you launch this function.
One way to release memory is to change the setting in the "service" through the control panel. Change the setting from automatic to manual. In this case, this service will still be activated when you launch the ADware 2007. When you finish scan and close this application, you can stop this services from the control panel.

Hope this can help.

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Re: Ad-Aware 2007 Available....
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2007, 02:56:59 AM »
its aawservice.exe and could i just use the kill task function in winpatrol to stop the process until i need to scan with ad-aware again ???
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One way to release memory is to change the setting in the "service" through the control panel. Change the setting from automatic to manual.
cannot find that :P
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Re: Ad-Aware 2007 Available....
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2007, 03:01:50 AM »
Killing the task in winpatrol wouldn't stop it starting automatically on the next boot.

Type services.msc in the windows Start, Run window and look for the aawservice, stop it and then set it to manual.

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Re: Ad-Aware 2007 Available....
« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2007, 03:13:46 AM »
i stopped it davidr-just do this each thing after i run a scan to turn it off ???
and look at this http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=9476&st=0&#entry43222
http://www.castlecops.com/t191895-30_000k_in_background.html

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Re: Ad-Aware 2007 Available....
« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2007, 12:45:20 PM »
As pointed out at the CastleCops forum, other anti-spyware products do leave services running even when installed as on-demand scanners.

SUPERAntiSpyware Free was the worst offender for me. Although it's a good spyware remover, I never get spyware, so keeping it installed just hogged resources.

a-Squared has a service running, but resource usage is minimal- a2service.exe 440K.

AVG Anti-Spyware Free usually has guard.exe running, although I can't see it today. Again, resource usage is pretty minimal. This is the explanation for why the service has to run continually:

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The Guard.exe checks for example the Windows host file for suspicious entries
that would deny the update of the AVG AntiSpyware. The Guard process should
not be terminated.

http://forum.grisoft.cz/freeforum/read.php?9,89884,90153

I suggest that for those who do get the occasional spyware infection, leaving the service running might make sense. For those of us who don't, it perhaps doesn't make any sense.

I imagine having more than one on-demand scanner with a large background service running is going to have some negative effect on performance, so perhaps having Ad-Aware Free and SUPERAntiSpyware Free installed together is something to advise against.

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