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Ad Aware 2007 causing headaches

by jevenew / March 10, 2008 10:35 AM PDT

Has anyone else had any problem with Lavasoft and their 2007 offering?
Just today, I noticed problems updating the definitions database, and kept getting error messages. (WinXP Pro and Vista) I posted to their forums, only to find many others experiencing the same thing. I uninstalled and reinstalled, based on several panes that popped up telling me to use WebUpdate, and then timing out, with no good result. I downloaded the def file from their website, and so far that is the only way I can get the application to show current updating.
This forum has touted this software, and I have used this software for many years. I sure hope it continues.

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Oh yes...
by glenn30 / March 10, 2008 10:49 AM PDT

Same problem here. I gave up... if their update feature does not work its a piece of junk! That is not all that's wrong with this software. Sad


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Join the 1,000's of others
by roddy32 / March 10, 2008 11:01 AM PDT
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A solution....
by jevenew / March 10, 2008 2:53 PM PDT

Seems to help if 'ALL' security software is disabled. I exited out of Spybot S&D, my firewall, and my antivirus, and voila! it updated.
I never had to jump through those hoops before, though.

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(NT) That's Alot of Nakedness Just for an Update!! :-(
by tobeach / March 10, 2008 4:14 PM PDT
In reply to: A solution....
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(NT) Ahhh you are so right! Do not like nakedness! ;) :)
by glenn30 / March 11, 2008 3:16 AM PDT
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I have something occur occasionally on WINXP Home ED.

An orange triangle pops up an says Use Webupdate . Anyhow, it took some time to figure out some nuiances, especially whebn it offers 2 updates, I take one. After I reboot or restart,now I can update the 2nd one. May have to do wih updating and it locks up. Rest of the time, no problem! Darrell

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Roddy, I am still using......
by michhala / March 13, 2008 7:10 AM PDT

....Ad-Aware SE Personal free -- lately LavaSoft has been releasing two updates a week for this version for manual download. That said, I keep up with their forum and the problems with their 2007 version are non-stop. They fix one thing and something else shows up. It's an excellent forum, however, and the responses and help are quickly forthcoming.


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Yes I know when and how often they
by roddy32 / March 13, 2008 7:45 AM PDT

release updates Miki. I post defs. updates for most products at a dozen or so security websites so I know when they ALL update LOL. I still have Ad-Aware SE on this computer but I don't bother to manually download the updates and scan with it. CCleaner deletes the same cookies easier. The ONLY reason I bother keeping the old program is becuse I use 2 of the add-ons.

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Yes, I know you know and I know about your updates :)
by michhala / March 13, 2008 7:51 AM PDT

Hi Roddy -- When I submit a post, I give information and history not always needed by the person to whom it is addressed. I try to remember the many other people looking for information who also read the forum or pick up a post from Google.....and who are not regular participants.


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(NT) OK Miki, no problem :)
by roddy32 / March 13, 2008 7:55 AM PDT
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I got rid of it.
by JonathanCase / March 13, 2008 7:52 AM PDT

Couldn't even register at the forum to ask for help.Kept timing out, and when I tried to email them, the mail bounced straight back.Similar bugs to the OP. Very happy using alternatives such as Superantispyware. I doubt AdAware, once a mainstay, will be on my PC again.
There are quite a few better alternatives around.

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I stay with Ad-Aware SE Personal because......
by michhala / March 13, 2008 8:15 AM PDT
In reply to: I got rid of it.

I go to all lengths to not make changes until I have no choice.....which would be when LavaSoft stopped releasing defs for subject version. I appreciate their so doing and hope it continues until their newest version matures into a proper program like its predecessors.

I am sure you are right in that there are many alternatives around. I keep my finger on the pulse of their forum and only when, and if, the complaints become minimal and minor instead of major, I will upgrade to the latest version.

I did not have a problem registering at LavaSoft forum, but that was quite a while ago. I find Calamity Jane and other senior mods and members are right there when needed. However, the forum is full of exasperated and ready-to-give-it-all-up posters.


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by Tom Aikman / March 13, 2008 10:27 AM PDT

....has got a long way to go.
I received errors after trying to update.
Why pay for that?


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I don't pay.......
by michhala / March 13, 2008 10:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Ad-Aware....

....so that's why I appreciate the fact they are still releasing updates for Ad-Aware SE Personal. I agree with you, however, they still have a long way to go with their new version.


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Yes, Miki....I Was One of Those Posters....
by tobeach / March 15, 2008 3:34 PM PDT

after begging them NOT to discontinue Updates for SE on behalf of "legacy systems" (less than current Vista monster specs). 2 days later my post was gone & my sign in account vanished. No problem since I won't be using 2007 anyway & won't need help for it and will continue w/ SE as long as they update defs. I also use several of the SE add-ons.
I fully agree that several of the mods are very good & quick to jump in as needed. Sad tale all around. Wink

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'tis a sad tale you tell all around, tobeach :(
by michhala / March 15, 2008 3:51 PM PDT

You were violated by the powers that be for Lavasoft's forum ......I would be very angry.

How could such a good program as Ad-Aware get to be so bad!


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Uninstalled Ad-aware 2007 almost... I think! :(
by glenn30 / March 15, 2008 11:19 PM PDT

But still am annoyed with a black and white screen on boot of the system that reads "lsdelete Program not found - Skipping AUTOCHECK" From a Google search it seems this is connected to Ad-aware. Many others having this same problem... some solutions involve editing the registry. Until now I have not the nerve to try this... one would expect a remedy to be offered by Ad-aware but none so far that I see.

Just another example of poorly crafted software. My feelings are never to install Ad-aware again. The 2007 version has been out too long for these shortcomings not to have been corrected. Lack of responsibility and attention I am afraid. Sad

Hope this helps someone avoid this disaster.


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