Ad-Aware SE ... Tweak

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Aug 18, 2003
Tweak SE

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Lavasoft´s new add-on Tweak SE allows you to alter and "tweak" settings as well as make GUI alterations available to the user.

Tweak SE works with all Ad-Aware SE versions.

The following options are available via the Tweak SE add-on

User Interface Modifications Include

Hide the text information (Status lines)
Hides the text information shown on some pages ("Doubleclick an item to show details.. " etc).

Hide flashing bug after scan
Hides the "flashing bug" image that shows up at the end of a scan if critical objects have been detected.

Hide MRU items on detailed statistics
Hides the entries for MRU items in the detailed statistics list.

Use IE Icon for Browser Hijack Objects (regardless of reference-type)
The image shown on the scan result list usually reflects the type of reference (files show a different image then a registry key etc.) using this option, all references assigned to "possible browser hijack attempt" will use an Internet Explorer icon instead of the actual image associated with its reference-type.

Show WebUpdate GUI during automated updates
Shows the WebUpdate user interface during automated updates (command line, startup mode, etc).

Ad-Aware window caption
If empty, the default title will be used for the Ad-Aware main window, otherwise the content entered in the edit box will be used.

Scanning Engine Modifications Include

Flag all encoded url references as possible browser hijack attempt
If an encoded url is used (Example: %77%77%77%2e%6c%6f%70..) Ad-Aware will assume it is a possible browser hijack attempts and translate the url in the logfile.

Flag all unrecognized Alternate Data Streams
Using this option will let Ad-Aware put any detected alternate-data streams (except for those streams that the user has chosen to filter) in the results list, whether the object in question is malicious or not.

Skip IE Cache (Temporary internet files) folder during scan
This option will allow you to filter out temporary internet files when performing a scan.

Skip system restore folder during scan
As specified, the system restore folder will not be scanned.

Additional Options Included

Validate folders after editing Ad-Aware preferences
Varifies if the path entered by the user in the Ad-Aware preferences (log files, definition file, etc) is valid and alerts the user if it isnt. this has been made optional since remote paths may be temporary unavailable.

Skip automated saving of clean logfiles
Log files will not be created or saved for scans that do not include detected content. In other words, if Ad-Aware does not detect anything during the scan, a log file will not be created.

Delay (seconds) if delayed loading is active
The default delay time for initializing Ad-Aware is 15 seconds. Using this option will allow you to increase the delay timing to a maximum of 120 seconds for slower systems.

Append this text to logfile
Adds the text entered in the edit box within the header section of the log file. Text can be appended up to a maximum of 255 bytes.

Please Note: If settings have been modified, Ad-Aware should be restarted after the plugin closes.

Tweak SE preferences can be exported by using the following registry key (export the entire key)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE

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