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11-Jan-2008, 05:38 AM #1
Ad-Aware alternative?
I've been using Ad-Aware for the last few years to remove spyware but for the last few days I've been getting the message whenever I run the programme that Ad-Aware is unable to clean the files.

Someone mentioned that the free version of Ad-Aware ceased working on the last day of 2007, can anyone advise or point me to an alternative programme.

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11-Jan-2008, 05:57 AM #3
If you got the Ad-Aware SE free then yes there are no more updates from Ad-Aware SE updater.
But you can get SE update for the def files still on your own and do a Manual install by going to there site here.
http://www.lavasoft.com/support/securitycenter/blog/
Then your see updated Def files for 2007 and SE in the top right.

Unzip the file which you have downloaded (defs.zip) to extract defs.ref and copy defs.ref to the directory where you have Ad-Aware SE installed, overwriting the existing defs.ref.
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11-Jan-2008, 06:30 AM #4
I had no problem updating Adaware 2007 (not SE) this morning, which is also a free version.
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11-Jan-2008, 07:09 AM #5
It looks as though Ad-Aware 2007 goes through the update process but I still get the pop up telling me:

Ad-Aware 2007 An Error Occurred.

CLEANING

Unable to remove file

Suggested Action
0

Will be removed after you restart your computer

The files appear to be removed after restarting the PC.

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11-Jan-2008, 07:36 PM #6
Winzip will not unzip AD-Adware Se Build1.06r1 current definitions manuelly.Should I download Ad-Adware 2007? Will it replace 1.06r1 and delete old files?
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11-Jan-2008, 08:59 PM #7
Not sure whether it would delete old files. I would just uninstall Adaware SE and install Adaware 2007.
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12-Jan-2008, 12:18 AM #8
Winzip should work because it is a ZIP archive.

If you got 98 or ME then 2007 will not work.

Ad-Aware 2007 Free

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Pentium 600 MHz or faster
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Operating system + minimum 50 MB (100 MB recommended)
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50 MB
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Windows Vista (32-bit), Windows XP (Home and Pro), Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 (Pro and Server)
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Internet Explorer (version 5.5 or higher), Firefox (version 1.5 or higher), Opera (version 9 or higher)
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12-Jan-2008, 07:37 AM #9
Read the "Editor's Review" part way down this page. Seems "AdAware 2007" can be troubling.

http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-200...-10045910.html

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12-Jan-2008, 10:15 AM #10
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Originally Posted by CuttingCrew View Post
I've been using Ad-Aware for the last few years to remove spyware but for the last few days I've been getting the message whenever I run the programme that Ad-Aware is unable to clean the files.

Someone mentioned that the free version of Ad-Aware ceased working on the last day of 2007, can anyone advise or point me to an alternative programme.

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try this

www.superantispyware.com
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13-Jan-2008, 02:21 AM #11
I have not used Glary Utilities but it may do some of the same things. It is a all-in-one utility does does more then one thing.

http://www.glaryutilities.com/gu.html

The #1 free, powerful and all-in-one utility in the world market!
Glary Utilities

Optimize, clean and boost the speed of your Windows.
Protect your privacy and security.
Block spyware, trojans, adware, etc.
Fix certain application errors.
Simple, fast and User friendly interface
For only private use

Glary Utilities is able to adapt to differing Windows versions and supports the following Windows releases: Windows 98, ME, 2000, 2003, XP, NT and Vista.The 64-bit versions of Windows XP/Vista are not supported.

Minimal system configuration

* Graphics mode 800x600 with 16-bit colors
* 20 MB free hard disk space at least
* Intel Pentium or AMD K5 processor with 133 MHz
* 32 MB RAM

Recommended system configuration

* Graphics mode 1024x768 with 32-bit color
* 30 MB or more free hard disk space
* Intel Pentium 3/4 or AMD Athlon processor with 500 or above MHz
* 128 MB RAM or more
* Internet access
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