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    Re: AdAware 6

    Thanks for this notice, Al. I've been waiting, although I didn't see anything about an upgrade price...after all, they did abandon updates for the earlier version...not a good way to keep customers. <img src=/S/cauldron.gif border=0 alt=cauldron width=20 height=20>

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    AdAware 6

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by bigaldoc on 29-Jan-03 17:43. )</P> AdAware 6 is out, but may be swamped. I see they have the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> version as well as two "fee" versions.

    Edited to add: I have a note out to the guy who told me he has tried it, to find out where he got it from. When I tried all their mirrors I got a javascript message that it won't be available until February.

    Edit the edit: My friend evidently went right for the PRO version, unlike what most of us would prefer to do.

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    Re: AdAware 6

    You are right , Phil.
    No mention of upgrade availability OR price.
    For the benefit of other Loungers who haven't checked the site. Price is $39.95(US) for the Pro $26.95 (US) for the Plus.
    Free version, as Al mentioned "beginning of February"
    They are really going out of their way to keep customers aren't they? <img src=/S/disappointed.gif border=0 alt=disappointed width=15 height=15>

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    Re: AdAware 6

    According to one of Lavasoft's Forum Admins:

    "All existing Ad-aware Plus customers will be provided with an FREE upgrade to Ad-aware Plus 6."

    You can find the whole post at here
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    Re: AdAware 6

    Thank you, Bryan. You'd think they would post it on their site, but it's good to know. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: AdAware 6

    I was a raving fan (still am, sort of) of AdAware until there was no updated dat file for a long time. Just wanted to mention that SpyBot Search and Destroy does a pretty magnificent job as well, and found a few things that AdAware did not.

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    Re: AdAware 6

    They do make a good combo. Hopefully they will v6 .dats more up to date than before with 5x.

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    Re: AdAware 6

    I can't recall whether I bought the Plus version or have the free version. I don't know if it's because it's been so long or I'm just forgetful. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> I have 5.83. Do you recall whether the free & paid version numbers were different?

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    Re: AdAware 6

    Same number, but the difference was the 'Plus'. Current version is 6.0 and there is now a current link and other mirrors at <post#=221501>post 221501</post#>.

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    Re: AdAware 6

    Scot Finnie has some positive things to say here: http://www.scotsnewsletter.com/39.htm

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    Re: AdAware 6

    The <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> version of adaware6 is now available for download. I got a copy and will see how it is.
    There are a number of mirror sites to download from and it's only 1.45MB.
    Now I hope they support it properly.

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    Re: AdAware 6

    Test of AdAware 6.0.
    I first ran V5.83 and did not get any hits. (as expected, since I ran it a while back) Then Un-Installed 5.83 and refupdate completely. Installed V6.0.
    After adjusting the settings to my liking, I ran V6 with a complete test. I picked up TWO things that 5.83 did NOT.
    Observations:
    1-V6.0 seemed to run a little slower than the older version. Although it did scan both HD's in just under 4 minutes, which isn't bad for an initial scan.
    2-It looks in compressed files AND also checks your favorites list for known sites that have had AD implants. ( That's where it picked up the two hits on my system).
    3-It eliminated the progress bar on V6. something I would like to have kept.
    4-Updates are now handled direct from within AdAware instead of refupdate. (good)
    5-More extensive customizing available and a good help file available.

    That's the preliminary report for now. I will do more extensive probing later, but for now, I think that it is a good worthwhile upgrade.
    Go for it <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> <img src=/S/exclamation.gif border=0 alt=exclamation width=15 height=15>

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    Re: AdAware 6

    I decided, since I've been using the free version of 5.x for so long, to spring for the "big bucks" and order the Pro version, even though I intend NOT to run the Ad-Watch thing for awhile. The version 6 user interface takes a little getting used to, but it ran pretty quickly on my system of several partitions. As usual, it found some "objectionable" cookies which I allowed it to remove. I too like the integrated dataset updating and it did that pretty nicely for me. All-in-all, for only one pass, I was pretty satisfied. Afterward, I ran SpyBot S&D as has been my habit, and this time, the only thing it came up with was my ol' friend CDILLA, the TurboTax activation program which I now know shouldn't be removed. To its credit, the new AdAware evidently trusts CDILLA, since it didn't even mention it.

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    Re: AdAware 6

    Hey Doc, Send us some of that money. I want that Pro version. Just kidden. I got the 6.0 Plus. Works great. Hadn't talk to ya lately Doc. Good to see your doing OK. Tell your better half high for me. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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    Re: AdAware 6

    Hi, Doc ~

    Thanks to the personal suggestion of a buddy, I installed the Plus version last night. I didn't like the AdAwatch feature initially, but I gave it a chance and what I liked about it was it told me in real time when an attempt was made of a 'drive-by' download by Xupiter and another similar browser hijacker and gave me the option to block it right then and there. Normally, I would find this after browsing sessions running Spybot or Adaware.

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