Ad-Aware 10

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Mops21, Feb 20, 2013.

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  1. Mops21
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  2. anon
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  3. quanzi_1507
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    Great, you can now installing Ad-Aware as an on-demand version to avoid compatibility with other antivirus solutions.

    This is a definitely a smart move by them, finally I can have Ad-Aware running alongside my favourite antivirus (just like the old days) and enjoy Vipre's powerful engine as a second opinion scanner.
  4. johnyjohn
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    Hi,

    I think it uses the Avira engine for antivirus scanner.
  5. quanzi_1507
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    It used to.

    -http://msmvps.com/blogs/donna/archive/2010/07/07/ad-aware-free-gains-antivirus-abilities-using-sunbelt-s-detection-engine.aspx-
  6. ght1
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    It's still bloatware and there are no automatic program upgrades. I think there are better free AV products.
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    Last edited: Feb 20, 2013
  8. hayc59
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    hayc59 Updates Team

    would not touch this program with a twenty foot pole
  9. Securon
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    Good Evening! hayc59....add another twenty feet...and I'll join you...Lol. Sincerely...Securon
  10. hayc59
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    hayc59 Updates Team

    Right and you know the history I take it?
  11. LoneWolf
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    I'm with both of you, yes I too am aware of their history and would never in my right mind even consider this one.
  12. KelvinW4
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    I might use this once it can get an inproduct updater :)
    I like it.
  13. RejZoR
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    Ad-aware is not bad really. Only downside is lack of program updater and required registration which makes it unsuitable for casual users because it will go out of date and run out of registration unless someone is constantly keeping an eye on it which might not be always possible.

    It's 2013, it's really time they move on from clumsy updating with stand alone installers and start using built in updaters. Antivirus sofwtare depends on being always up to date to be efefctive but they keep on neglecting that part. :rolleyes:
  14. Noob
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    I think people are afraid of Lavasoft because they were acquired by a shady company, am i right?
  15. luciddream
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    I stopped using this years ago because it became bloated. It used to be a decent on demand anti-spyware app before it became too big for it's britches and tried to do too much stuff... an all too common pitfall products fall into.

    Just stick with your bread & butter... and focus all your attention on that bread & butter so that you're the best at what it is you do. Then a lot of people will use you to address that 1 need because nobody can do that 1 thing like you can. Try taking on a half dozen different things and there will be better options out there for all 6 of those things, and nobody will want to use you.

    Take notes vendors...

    Vendors that "get this", and stay within themselves:

    Sandboxie
    MalwareBytes
    Avira
    Malware Defender
    NVT EXE Radar Pro
    Shadow Defender
    LookNStop
    WinPatrol

    I'm probably leaving out a bunch, but I'm just going off the top of my head here and don't want to go on forever.

    ... Comodo "did" until v6. A slim version (or 2) would put them back on the list. So many people only want their FW & D+, and many only their FW.
  16. RejZoR
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    Comodo hasn't really changed really. It's basicalyl the same old CIS just has few extra features like Killswitch and Kiosk along with new GUI. And the sandboxing is a lot smarter now and if you want the old behavior you can enable HIPS. So realistically, it's the same thing in new GUI with few new features. They all evolved because threats require them to do so.
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  18. The Red Moon
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    Comodo interface sort of reminds me of kaspy and outpost mixed.Its good though.
  19. luciddream
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    That's fine for people that want an all encompassing suite. But it would be nice to have an option for people that don't too (slim version). Hell, I'd even pay for it. Even if you disable the other modules it still adds bloat to your box, and even conflict potentially because of drivers. It's much better if they're not there to begin with.

    And I personally think the old GUI was far more intuitive. It takes awhile to find what you want in 6. But that's inevitable when there's so much stuff in there to sift through.

    I have no problem with the product itself. What I don't like is that it's the only one they offer. There should be an option for people like me that only want the FW & D+, without having to break the thing and disable 75% of the features. There are plenty of people out there that would like to use the FW only too. And it's just not feasible or rational to install a gigantic suite and disable a half dozen things to get the 1 you need. I think this realization should be included in their "evolution" personally. There are TONS of Sandboxie users out there and they aren't going anywhere... but they would however love a trim FW/HIPS to compliment it. I'll bet many would even be willing to pay for it.

    People (still) pay for LooknStop because it's trim & exactly what they need. So even more would pay for a product that's still being supported. In fact if Melih had "evolved" a long time ago and made a FW only version he would have picked up most of the coin that landed in LnS's pocket instead.
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  20. RejZoR
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    Why? Killswitch is an option download and Kiosk is basically a slight extension of a sandbox system they already use. So, it's not like they have all lot of extra crap on top of it...
  21. The Red Moon
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    Incorrect.
    Comodo never had FULL virtualization in previous versions..:D
  22. siketa
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    Of course they had.
    Right click-Run in Comodo Sandbox was fully virtualized.
    It is AutoSandbox that you are talking about.
    ;)
  23. quanzi_1507
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    UPDATE: This is bad, I thought installing it as an on-demand scanner wouldn't leave any process running once I close the program.

    Well I was wrong! It actually did leave 3 processes running. You will only be able to disable one (by closing the systray icon), not the other two. But by doing so, every time you use the context-menu scan on something the gui will take a while to load, then leaves its process running again.

    Would be great if they allow us to shutdown the program completely (just like MalwareBytes' or HitmanPro).
  24. ght1
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    I guess they want you to buy Ad-Aware Pro. :D
  25. quanzi_1507
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    Quite the opposite, Ad-Aware Pro has even more processes running :D
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