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Offline MikeBCda

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AdAware SE still available?
« on: March 25, 2008, 06:50:07 PM »
I "upgraded" my old Ad Aware SE to 2007 quite a ways back, then dumped it because (imho, of course) the new one was garbage.  I felt SE wasn't bad at all, other than sometimes a little heavy on FP's.

I see Lavasoft is still (so far, anyway) offering def updates for SE.  So that raises two questions:

1) Anywhere I can download and re-install the SE version?

2) Any word on how much longer Lavasoft will continue to offer updated defs for it?  No point reinstalling if it's close to being officially discontinued.
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Re: AdAware SE still available?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2008, 07:13:17 PM »
Hi you MikeBCda,

I have given up on Ad-aware and mainly on it's dreadful updater/manager , glad to have Super Anti Spyware running on my full admin and normal user XP SP2 accounts, together with a-squared and Comodo BoClean 4.25 and Trend Micro RUBotted, and the new version of Spyware Blaster. Happy with that configuration, and who needs Ad-aware now, had to uninstall, re-install, the updater was a shambles, just a very good program helped down the drain i.m.h.o., I can imagine that you long to the days of Ad-aware SE like it was,

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Re: AdAware SE still available?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2008, 07:25:11 PM »
Thanks Damian,

I took a look at their website, and even that's confusing.  They say that "as of 2008" (beginning of year, or when?) SE will no longer be supported or updated, so I'm surprised to see def updates for it still showing up fairly regularly in Updates here.  Probably safe to assume it's essentially dead, even if still twitching a little.   ;)

So I'll stick with SS&D -- no prize either, but it should be around a while.

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Re: AdAware SE still available?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2008, 07:26:24 PM »
A second voice for get rid of it you have adequate protection. Though I would probably swap a-squared for SuperAntiSpyware.
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Re: AdAware SE still available?
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2008, 07:38:24 PM »
http://www.lavasoft.com/support/securitycenter/blog/
yup updates still available...but ad-aware and spybot are things of the past to me-have lost their reputations of being the great ones of the past and they don't seem to care ::) ???

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Re: AdAware SE still available?
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2008, 07:40:39 PM »
Mike... a lot of us gave up on Ad-aware... there are tons of better options, SpywareDoctor Starter Edition, SuperAntispyware, SpywareTerminator...
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Re: AdAware SE still available?
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2008, 03:56:05 AM »
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It is still available, Mike ... PM sent.

But, like the others, I gave up on Adaware and did so 2 years ago.


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Re: AdAware SE still available?
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2008, 06:35:41 PM »
Thanks, Charley, you'll see I replied to your PM a couple of mins ago.

I'm giving SuperAntispyware a try, since there seems to be almost a consensus recommending that one.
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Re: AdAware SE still available?
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2008, 09:26:07 PM »
I'm giving SuperAntispyware a try, since there seems to be almost a consensus recommending that one.
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Re: AdAware SE still available?
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2008, 08:13:52 PM »
One last question (about SAS) - how often do they typically update defs?  I see the default warning about old defs is at 5 days, so 2 or 3 times a week is probably normal.

Hopefully they'll someday figure out how to do incremental updates - that 2 megs, give or take, each time is a pain.
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Re: AdAware SE still available?
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2008, 08:22:51 PM »
One last question (about SAS) - how often do they typically update defs?  I see the default warning about old defs is at 5 days, so 2 or 3 times a week is probably normal.

Hopefully they'll someday figure out how to do incremental updates - that 2 megs, give or take, each time is a pain.
It updates at least once a  day.If you have the Pro version its automatic,if you have the free, you have to update manually.

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Re: AdAware SE still available?
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2008, 06:46:10 PM »
all you need these days is SUPERAnti-Spyware, AVG Anti-Spyware, Spybot, and AVAST! or AVG Anti-Virus Basic

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Re: AdAware SE still available?
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2008, 07:35:59 PM »
Scratch AVG-AS, the stand alone version will no longer be supported when avg-anti-malware 8.0 (I think that is the version) is released or shortly afterwards.
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Re: AdAware SE still available?
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2008, 07:56:25 PM »
I got rid of Ad-Aware SE & A-Squared long ago as all they found was fp's.

Now my AS choices are avast! 4.8 for real-time & SAS for on-demand.

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Re: AdAware SE still available?
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2008, 10:38:47 PM »
what davidr told me in another thread is to leave you spyware product as your realtime-for instance i'm using spywareterminator as my realtime spyware protection :D
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=34249.0
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