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    Update ► Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition

    Lavasoft have released an updated version of its venerable anti-malware product Ad-Aware. At Lavasoft Blog - Lavasoft they claim much less resouce usage and faster scan speed. See Ad-Aware Free - Lavasoft for more feature information and a download link.

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    Re: Update ► Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition

    Thanks, Joe - and worth adding that
    "Ad-Aware Free – Anniversary Edition is available for personal home use only."
    Unfortunately!

    And that the download is 33 MB.
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    Re: Update ► Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition

    On the blog post there are links to Ad-Aware Plus - Lavasoft & Ad-Aware Pro - Lavasoft both of which say they are the anniversary edition. AFAIK, The <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> version has always been for home use only.

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    Re: Update ► Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition

    In light of this thread about Malwarebytes ( <post:=753,485>post 753,485</post:> ) and since I've used AdAware for a LONG time, I downloaded and installed this latest. The GUI has changed a lot! Doing their quick scan takes only minutes and in my case found only (as usual) a few tracking cooking. So, I wanted to do a deeper scan, on ONE drive to see what happens and how long it takes. Well, their next level now is called a Full Scan which says it scans ALL local drives (including USB ???) and I don't want to do that just yet. I just want a deep scan of the C: drive. So I went with the Profile Scan. I set the profile to scan only the C: drive and for the life of me, I can't find if it's possible to create additional profiles for other drives separately. Anyway, this full scan took just under 35 minutes on my C: drive, which is faster than Manwarebytes but DOES give me pause for concern! It identified an Avast Cleaner file as a "backdoor" and I know that has to be wrong, so I told it to ignore.

    Now that I'm finished, I can't find where the <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> log file is and it no longer shows ANYWHERE on the GUI. I'm a tad disappointed in Lavasoft about this one, other than the decent time for a full drive scan. Waiting for comments from others...
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    Re: Update ► Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition

    Identifying the Avast cleaner file as malware does not particularly surprise me. Often NirSoft - freeware utilities: password recovery, system utilities, desktop utilities are identified as malware. I think a false positive like that is fairly common.

    For the scan log, go to the Main screen, then the statistics tab. There should be an export log link in the bottom right.

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    Re: Update ► Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition

    <hr>...Main screen, then the statistics tab... <hr>
    Thanks Joe! Got it NOW...

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