Free Adaware Anniversary Edition

kemical

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#1
Lavasoft has released a new Anniversary Edition (AE) of Ad-Aware anti-spyware, including a free version.

Some of it's features could be quite invasive though as well as a resource eater.. It may be worth closing some of the utilities/scanners and TweakGuides.com has a list of whats best to turn off...
 


#2
I have given it a go and followed the suggestions in TweakGuides. Carrying out a full scan so it should be interesting what the results are.
 


kemical

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#3
Just to add to this thread as an update. I've now switched back to the old version as the Anniversary Edition I found to be a pain in the butt! Some, however, may find they have no problem with the utility and I suggest making up your own minds about which to use...
 


#4
I tried it and it worked ok untill I shut down for the night. When I turned on my pc in the morning I got a blue screen showing a memory dump.....stating that if I have had hardware or software recently installed to uninstall and blah blah blah. I finally had to do system start up repair and then unisntall it. Since then I've not had a problem. So I went back to the old version I had. So for a week now the old program version is doing just fine. I'll keep it like that for now.
 


kemical

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I must admit that i totally sympathise... I found the utility to be a real pain (as i said above) and whilst the idea is a good one, the execution could do with some work!
 


#6
ditto............very disappointed over this new version. Made my rig go "cranky"
 


kemical

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#7
I recently gave this utility another go and was pleasantly surprised. It no longer feels 'buggy' and the taskbar icon doesn't start re-appearing after being disabled.
I now use it in place of the default version and find it works just as good if not better!

Just to add that the 'quick scan' is fast, really fast...
 


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