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Solved: Ad-Aware not working?

Discussion in 'General Security' started by cycler, Jan 20, 2009.

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  1. cycler

    cycler Thread Starter

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    I'm not sure if this is the right category but today I attempted to use Ad-Aware and it said that updates were available so I clicked to download - they did but then it closed and refused to re-open. I uninstalled it but does anyone know if it is still a viable scanner?

    Thanks!
     
  2. karbo

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    Forget about it. You should get SuperAntiSpyware or Malwarebytes instead. Also add SpywareBlaster.
     
  3. cycler

    cycler Thread Starter

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    I've already got Malwarebytes and SpywareBlaster. Do I still need SuperAntiSpyware?

    Thanks!
     
  4. karbo

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    Not necessarily. Malwarebytes is well reputable.
     
  5. cycler

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    Thanks!
     
  6. perfume

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    Hello there,Dear Karbo,
    what's the problem with Ad-Aware (free)? is it the lack of Updates? Or do you find the same "TIA family adware found"---annoying? Clarify please! The first post in this forum is talking about Ad-Aware Anniversary edition release too!:confused:
     
  7. karbo

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    For me, Ad-Aware has been surpassed a long time ago by favorites like SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes.

    Let's just say it has let me down a few times before (not seeing things others would, update problems,...). I just don't trust it anymore.
     
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