Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by phyniks, Jan 5, 2012.
It checks for updates every 1 hour but Lavasoft realeases updates every 2-3 days
Ok, update from Lavasoft.
It appears that Ad-Aware 10 is delayed and hasn't been officially launched. We've been asked to remove the download link(s) and news story. Great, considering it's now all over the internet.
What a mess and bad PR on their part.
And Vipre updates more than once a day. Lavasoft free contains Vipre engine.
No, they releases updates at least once a day. They write in one of their blogs what has been added/updated: http://www.lavasoft.com/mylavasoft/securitycenter/blog
I'm a beta tester of Ad-Aware 10.
Ad-Aware 10 includes file protection just as version 9 does.
Are there any detection tests of Ad-Aware Free?
Take a look here hxxp://www.youtube.com/user/languy99?blend=1&ob=0#p/u/1/Yj9K4Yqo_b8
It sucks if you ask me
The detection of Ad-Aware Free and Pro should be the same, they have the same definitions and functionality in that respect, as far I as know. See comparison chart for Ad-Aware 9: http://www.lavasoft.com/download_and_buy/product_comparison_chart.php
Virusbulletin has tested Ad-Aware Pro with very good results: http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/rap-index.xml
Is Languy99 ever satisfied with anything else than Comodo?
https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=280496 Post #2, 21, 23...
I know about Languy's "love" for Comodo and I never pick my security software based on Youtube's videos,but for fun...
PS.But Ad-Aware still sucks,there are far,far more better free choices out there.
Can you explain why you think Ad-Aware sucks?
When information is correct it uses Vipre and its own adware engine. It also provides most of the guards (not only process guard anymore). So when they do something about the slooowwwww initial loading, it should be okay
Because it's heavy on my system (2.00GHz CPU,4 Gb RAM,Win 7 Ultimate x32),it's sluggish,slows down the opening files and the browsing.The updates fail with errors,and i've done some un-professional detection tests for myself.Conclusion-i would and in fact i will never trust this software to protect my system.
Adaware 10 beta has quite a few issues so you are bound to come across realtime and update errors. I believe this is why they recalled the final release.
Or is that not the version you are referring to?
No,i was talking about the last stable-9.6.0 version.
Though v10 beta is much lighter...! As we have been discussing, the free version will be a real major contender in the free AV market.
Besides, this thread is about v10 not 9.6.
Ad-Aware 10 Beta is now available for download from Lavasoft website. Link is below.
So the free version now has a sandbox?
You will get basic protection ...
Their webpage linked above is very misleading then.
The webpage is not misleading, the sandbox emulator is included in the basic protection provided by Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+, and everything else listed on the webpage. It is other features that are included in the "Advanced protection", provided by Ad-Aware Pro Security, as you see in the picture.
External storage scan is off - does it mean that Ad-Aware Free is unable to scan an USB drive?
How about rootkit protection?
External storage scan is that a USB drive is scanned automatically upon insertion, so far I have seen. I'm a beta tester of the Pro version
More information about Ad-Aware 10 can be found in Lavasoft's blog:
And in their forum for Ad-Aware 10: http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?/forum/184-ad-aware-10x/
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