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Ad-Aware Substitute

by Disiple / May 27, 2008 6:19 AM PDT

I've had nothing but trouble with the new Ad-Aware 2008, when I visit sites and run a quick scan, it says unable to remove file, it will be removed when you restart your computer, there might be 46 files listed and it might remove 4, then this message starts and you can't remove any more. I had Spybot before and don't like the interface.
I liked the prior Ad-Aware SE version, is there any other free spyware program, I have Norton Anti-Virus, but like something to remove ads, and hijackers and clean my browser after exiting the internet? I tried the free Avast program, but it doesn't appear to do anything but scan for viruses. Thanks for your help.

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You could have a look at......
by Marianna Schmudlach / May 27, 2008 6:28 AM PDT
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Operating Systems: Microsoft

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free Avast program
by SultanEmerr / May 28, 2008 10:02 AM PDT
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Are you saying that the free Avast Anti-VIRUS program only scans for viruses?

HOUSECALL from TRENDMICRO - FREE online Virus scan and repair = (Check the autoclean box) = ( IT IS OK TO HAVE MORE THAN ONE ANT-SPYWARE/MALWARE PROGRAM ENABLED AND RUNNIBG AT THE SAME TIME) = Download Here >>>> http://housecall.trendmicro.com


MS Windows Defender -- http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx = Windows Defender = http://www.microsoft.com/defender - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=435BFCE7-DA2B-4A6A-AFA4-F7F14E605A0D&displaylang=en

+ http://www.pctools.com/spyware-doctor/
http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan
WinCleaner AntiSpyware 5.4, Free protection against spyware =
http://mail.vnunet.com/cgi-bin1/flo/y/e6oO0Hd7VN0ac60DtCf0E8

+ SpywareBlaster/SpywareGuard - Freeware = http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

McAfee SiteAdvisor - Free = http://www.siteadvisor.com

AnalogX Script Defender- Freeware = http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/system/sdefend.htm

and

http://www.winpatrol.com = Freeware - WINPATROL
http://andymanchesta.com/Links.html
http://www.drweb.com

An important thing to keep in mind, regardless of which anti-virus, anti-trojan, anti-worm, anti-malware, anti-spyware and firewall you use -
( http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/default.mspx ) is to keep it UPDATED, just as it is important to make sure you have all windows critical and security updates +
http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Browse.aspx?displaylang=en&productID=38DF6AB1-13D4-409C-966D-CBE61F040027
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/downloads/list/webdev.asp


Note: The way I have mine set is to only notify me that updates are availiable, but to not download them automaticaly. Then I can check to be sure I get just the ones I want. I then click on "custom", and after the updates have been downloaded I look them over to see which ones I want, then disconnect from the net, disable firewall and anti-virus program, and then install the updates, and then re-enable the firewall and anti-virus programs before reconnecting to the net. = http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525

http://www.dailyrotation.com

Calendar Of Updates= http://www.dozleng.com/updates/index.php?act=calendar

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Had trouble with Ad- Aware 2007. 2008 not tried.
by dawillie / May 28, 2008 10:49 AM PDT
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Ad- Aware SE is still providing updates here:

http://www.lavasoft.com/support/securitycenter/blog/?p=232#more-232

They are in a zipped file on the far right side of the page.

D/L to your desktop, 'extract' and use the drop down to scroll to where your Ad- Aware is.

'Extract' to that location and scan with current definitions.

Not sure how long this will last but plan on using as long as I can.

If you do not have an unzipping software, contact me on email in my profile.

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