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Ad-Aware SE problem

by Sch29 / March 20, 2008 4:28 PM PDT

Have been using AD-Aware for some time and really like it. Normally there are new updates every 15 days but I have gone over 80 days with no updates. When I try to get an update, it states that there are none available. Have any of you experienced this? I can't find any way to actually contact them to ask about this. Help would be appreciated.

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Adaware SE Has Been Officially Unsupported...
by tobeach / March 20, 2008 4:51 PM PDT
In reply to: Ad-Aware SE problem

since Dec.31st/07 while they've pushed their >>20 MB<<< new 2007 version
which unfortunately has been very buggy & too much for many older
"Legacy" OS's & machines (example Win95 & 98 )which used SE easily at 4.5 MBs.

HOWEVER....after much pleading, begging & bitching...some kind soul there has taken pity on us old fogies and started re-issuing current updates for MANUAL download & install via a mirror site using .zip defs.

Get 'em Here: http://www.lavasoft.com/single/mirror_download.php?f=948DEWk12

If you have never done this before, it's pretty easy to do.
Go to site & download & save to My docs the offered .zip file.

When ready, go to downloaded.zip and right click to "extract all".
New folder "defs will appear.

Open Defs folder and right click & "copy" defs.ref file there.

Back out to desktop & double click "My Computer" Navigate > C: or OS drive letter>program files>Lavasoft. Open Lavasoft & see Adaware Folder.

Without opening Adaware folder, right click and select "paste".

You'll get pop-up asking if you want to replace existing defs.ref file and reply Yes. Back-out and you're done!

Hard to believe but our savior & Lavasoft in general have been putting out update defs for both old & new on average every 3 days so far.

Caveat: No promise how long they'll continue to make available SE versions in this manner. For now this is keeping SE on my machine which will NOT be using 2007. I am thankful for the small blessing. Grin

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Sorry! Forgot To Mention....
by tobeach / March 20, 2008 5:40 PM PDT

The defs file you get each time is complete & current. Each larger than the last one so contains all past & additions. Current is R231.

This should disable your pop-up saying "its been x days since your last update" etc. No more nag! Grin

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