How to install Ad-Aware 5.83 over 5.82?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by polo, Jun 21, 2002.

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  1. polo

    polo Guest

    I know this might sound very simple but there appears to be conflicting information...
    Q: Do I need to uninstall previous versions before installing an updated version?
    A: Yes please uninstall all previous versions before installing an update

    The contains Ad-aware.exe (version 5.83) and reffile.awr so isn't it superfluous to uninstall and reinstall? Just copy those files across, otherwise ___why___ provide
    Only thing I can see is that the registry information will still have 5.82 as the current version and perhaps the readme.txt might be outofdate!
  2. discogail

    discogail Security Expert

    Feb 9, 2002
    It's an either/or thing.
    Either......Download the full update:
    "Uninstall the previous versions of AdAware before installing the new version."
    An alternative installation...
    "Download the zipped 'update' only files.
    Unzip the file to the desktop.
    Open the AdAware folder.
    Delete the AdAware icon and the reffile.awr
    Open the new 'update' folder on the desktop
    Copy and paste the 2 new files from the 'update' folder into the AdAware folder. "

    & yeah.....seems like add/remove programs & registry will still show 5.82 as the version.
  3. spy1

    spy1 Registered Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    Clover, SC
  4. polo

    polo Guest


    I don't particularly care too much if the registry, etc has the wrong version so after reading that thread it looks the is the neater and faster way of updating? Any problems there?

    The only minor thing is that the readme.txt which might have some "vital new info" (!) won't be updated...
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