Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by ad-aware, Jan 27, 2003.
Ad-aware 6+ and Pro have been released today, anyone have a verdict on it?
In the process of getting it now.
JUST got the email now [Plus customer] with name/password and link to download + version.
will report back later.
will post some screenies for you guys.
FAST, wow. Cruised thru 40,000+ files in under 30 seconds.
man it's fast....
I compared it with Spybot after its scan and Spybot found the same 4 things [only tracking cookies so far]
I like it
Fast, looks good, very easy intuitive UI, medium resources [around 9000k],
I won't post any more screenies after this [unless you really want some more, lol] don't want to wear out my welcome here
Suffice to say I am *impressed* so far with it.
Have to wait for the coming days/weeks to see what it's truely capable of. At the moment I am loving the GUI, the options/tweaks/etc.
I have not yet utilised ALL of the options [archives/favourites/etc, etc.] but it certainly is a MAJOR IMPROVEMENT on the previous ones.
I have to say well done Lavasoft for the design but as most will agree, not so well done in Public Relations Department via the updating/communicating of it's PLUS customers' new reflists, etc.
Still, I will continue to use in conjunction with other proggys, as the more they find, the better.
Oh sorry, one more screenie.
AdWatch. As you know if a PLUS users you get AdWatch as well, so here is a shot.
Not a problem Tassie!!
And, if there are any others you think we ought to see, then post away!! We've all been waiting long for this!
looking good (as I check my emails for the umpteenth time today ) their new site is nice too.
taking Low Water Mark at his word
Here is an interesting options when using AdWatch....
Blocking things in the first place.
Most of these are not ON in default settings, so will test.
Cannot comment any more as have to go to work so won't be back for around 10 hours.
Hope the screeenies are making you salivate
These are of the beta versions so there may be some small differences with the final product.
Yup. It sounds like the same thing that Spywareblaster does.
And SpyBot S&D Beta does it as well:
Thanks guys, on most forums i asked this i got my head bitten off, by even mention the word "Ad-aware"
I'm off to download and buy it now. Thanks again
I have some pretty strong opinions on this and I posted them in another thread in which they are advertising:
EDIT - The post was moved so the old link I posted here led nowhere, sorry. Here is the updated thread
Mine is the second post in that thread.
I'll say this here: It takes GALL to come back here and ask people who care about security and privacy and ask for anybody to trust you again. All my thoughts are in the thread above.
Luv2BSecure (and not abandoned)
Hi John, how are you?
I have just read your post re your position on AdAware, plus the link you gave.
There is no doubt they abandoned their customers [PAID and free] and I fully respect your decision on that program's non-use by you.
That is a given, no need to argue on that point about it in any way.
As a matter of fact this will be my only post in that regard.
However, MY own personal views were at first to hell with them. I had uninstalled the previous version, completely cleaned out any leftover folders, text logs, the like. I had even trashed my Username/Password and had no intention of using it again.
Then I got an email with new Username/Password and actually trashed it, but *just* before closing down email and permanently erasing it, I had second thoughts.
Reason: I had already paid bloody good money for the PLUS version previously and thought I shall just see what it offered.
If I had just been a FREE user previously I would not have bothered in all liklihood.
So I downloaded and installed and as you can see by my posts I was pretty impressed with it's performance/UI/features.
Even now, though I am liking it, I am in two minds simply because of their past history.
Then I thought, since I HAVE paid, have installed, have used it [and like it] I may as well keep using it, until the first sign of trouble with it.
I am completely happy with Spybot as you mentioned [as a matter of fact I rate it 10+] and all of javacools' tools to keep me safe, but AdAware is a good back-up.
Like a spare tyre for your car so to speak. Just because I run Goodyear tyres on my car and have a Dunlop spare, I am not about to throw it out the door because of brand and I have already paid for it.
Anyhow John, just my opinion and I *most sincerely* respect your opinion on this issue [as I do with many of your helpful posts in here].
As stated previously, I will not comment any further on that score, and only post if someone directly asks me a question about the program itself.
Only posted as I thought your post deserved an answer just from MY side, seeing as how I did a lot of posts on this touchy subject.
Cheers [and Beers] TAS
Dont worry i'm not in any way associated with Ad-aware/Lavasoft. I gave up eveing looking on their site once they started to abandon AAW 5.
And also , the link you gave , gave me an error "This topic doesnt exist"?
I think he meant this one: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=6799;start=0
Like Tasse Devil, I am impressed by the new version especially the AD-Watch active component. I also run Spybot & donated to them. It was a shame thet Lavasoft chose the route they did in abandoning version 5 & must have been a hard decision for them to make. However, they both add more armour to our defences & that alone is good enough for me.