Ad-Aware updates

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by guitarelf, Oct 4, 2006.

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  1. guitarelf

    guitarelf Registered Member

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    My last def. update was 19/09/06. When I check for updates now, I get the 'no updates available' message. Never had this problem with Ad-Aware personal SE before. What should I do?
    Guitarelf.:doubt:
     
  2. Londonbeat

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    Adaware have not updated their definitions since 19/9/06 so this is not a problem with your setup.

    Regards
     
  3. guitarelf

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    Thanks, Londonbeat. They usually update the defs. more frequently so I was a little perplexed!
    Guitarelf. :) :thumb:
     
  4. farmerlee

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    I think thats pretty bad not to have updated their defs in over 2 weeks, especially for people who pay money to have ad-aware protect their systems. Maybe they are all hard at work on ad-aware 2006 lol.
     
  5. guitarelf

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    SUCCESS!! Managed to update defs. this evening,
    Guitarelf. :D
     
  6. lodore

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    yup success here to. f-secure updated def as well.
     
  7. cheater87

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    having update problems here
     
  8. crifasi

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    I had some problems too updating to Ad-Aware SE1R125. Last night I updated it, and the updater said "retrieving update" as usual, but then stalled at 5%. But then after about 15 seconds or so it continued downloading other files, and said that it had successfully installed the new definition file (SE1R125). But when I clicked update again just to make sure, it reported an error in updating, instead of "no update components available." So I wasn't certain whether the update was totally completed, even though Ad-Aware now says SE1R125 has been loaded. This morning I clicked update again, and now it says "retrieving update," stalls at 5% again for only about a second, and then says "no update components available," presumably meaning that I have completed all updates. But then why does it start by saying "retrieving update" at all, and stall at 5%?

    anyone know?
     
  9. Tommy

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    Same here. Seams they have server problems. Trying to download anything from Lavasoft page takes centuries or is impossible.
     
  10. cheater87

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    9 30 am and i still can't download it
     
  11. Londonbeat

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    I am also still having problems updating, gets to 5% then crashes, saying the definition file could not be read.
     
  12. ASpace

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    Same here
     
  13. Bubba

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    Server problems earlier for SE1R125 06.10.2006 update appear to be fixed as of this post from my location.
     
  14. cheater87

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    woohoo i updated it
     
  15. ASpace

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    I still can't :(


    Reinstalled it many time with Automatic install/uninstall and it can't update . It still hangs on 5% and then reports signatures can't be read . It is very unlikely .
     
  16. BlueZannetti

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    HiTech_boy,

    Have you performed a manual delete of the old defs file (typically C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\...\defs.ref) before launching Ad-Aware and performing the update?

    Blue
     
  17. ASpace

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    No ,Blue , I haven't . Will try out later :thumb:
     
  18. Hydra

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    Hi all ,

    I have just last week got a new pc with XPPro sp2. I downloaded AdAware from Lavasoft and did an update. But since then ..like most of you ... i have not been able to get past 5% or sometimes 30 % before the update stops. ?
    At least i see others have this problem . I have tried reinstalling from my download but that took me back to very old def's 501 days old !! At least before I was only 18 days old !! I will try a fresh download from the site .
    Any other suggestions ? ( I even tried an update with the XP firewall turned off)
    Oh ..and yes .. I have allowed AdAware in the firewall.


    Any new thoughts ,

    Hydra
     
  19. ghodgson

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    I think the server was down last night as I too had the same problem,. However, today it seems all is ok and the Definitions are dated 6 Oct 2006.
    Gordon
     
  20. ASpace

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    Hydra , you don't need to turn off Windows Firewall in XP's SP2 to update Ad-Aware , you don't need an exception , too . It is just an update problem . You can wait some days or change with another program
     
  21. ASpace

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    Hi Blue .
    I reinstall again and tried your suggestion . Unfortunately , it still can't update o_O . I use Windows Firewall , though . I am thinking of changing it with something else .

    Thank you very much ! :thumb:
     
  22. Hydra

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    Thanks Hi Tech Boy ..
    In the meantime I found on the Lavasoft site a manual update up to 19/09/06. I put that in OK ... then I found an other manual update on the "Major Geeks" site with updates to 06/10/06. These are 'zip' files with the "def." files. These can be opened and extracted to the Lavasoft\Adaware\ files in C:\programe files ..or what ever you have. They will overwrite the old files ..and then you are up to date.
    I hope that the Lavasoft servers are fixed soon as I have been happily using AdAware for a long time now. I was beginning to think that only the 'paid for' version would get the automatic updates !!
    All the best ,
    Hydra
     
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  24. Green Dragon

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    Hi guys,

    each time i try to update I have a message "Error retrieving update".
    My last def. update was 20/09/06. I had never this problem with Ad-Aware personal SE before.
    What should I do?
    Is time to try another antimalware programme?
    In such a case, which is the best?

    Thanks a lot
    GD
     
  25. Eldar

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    Move the defs to another location and try again.
    Hope that will start the updater. ;)
    Yours to decide whether you want to try another.
    I'm using SuperAntispyware & AVG AS realtime without any problems.
    Dropped Spy Sweeper to only scan on demand, but will try again with the new version. :)
    Ad-Aware is also used on demand.

    As to say which one is the best, I really don't know.
    Use whatever you like and make sure it plays nicely with your other apps. :thumb:

    Since no anti-spyware can detect everything, it's better to use more then one IMO.

    Try some apps already mentioned here, so you can make a better decision which ones to keep. ;)
     
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