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    Spybot S&D update frequency

    There hasn't been an update since 4th March, whereas Ad-aware seems to have one every few days.

    Has anyone any idea why?

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    Re: Spybot S&D update frequency

    Don't know the answer, John, except to wonder if that date might not be 3 April since he writes dates in the "non-U.S." way on other pages of his web site.?.?

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    Re: Spybot S&D update frequency

    Al

    Unlikely, since I was looking at his websites which say "4th March"!

    I have sent him an email...

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    Re: Spybot S&D update frequency

    Yes, you're right, John. I checked for updates while inside the program and it downloaded the "latest," dated 2004-03-09, so I know it isn't 3 September <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> Let us know if you hear from him. I don't know if he's been completely out of commission because of his reported attack.

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    Re: Spybot S&D update frequency

    And furthermore..... I hope this doesn't muck up your thread, John, but I also ran my AdAware Pro just now and it downloaded an update file dated TODAY, 14 April. Upon running, AdAware discovered that I am saddled with something called BargainBuddy, and a few cookies, all of which I allowed it to remove. Upon looking around for info on BargainBuddy, I saw that it MUST be installed manually (according to Symantec) but that some software installers carry it along. None of the items I was able to find mention of has been installed on this computer, so I don't know what the @#$%& I did to get this thing. Well, such is life in the fast lane!

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    Re: Spybot S&D update frequency

    John,
    I believe that a beta version is in the works. This could be why. However, it is a bit disconcerting not to keep the definitions updated regularly. I seem to remember the Adaware author(s) being roundly criticized for a lack of updates during their last big release cycle.

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    Re: Spybot S&D update frequency

    Joe

    Seems a pity there's nothing on the website about a beta. No response to my email yet, either!

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    Re: Spybot S&D update frequency

    Ploughing through some likely threads helps a bit, but doesn't really explain why no updates have been issued to v1.2 since 4th March! It's hardly a valid answer to say that everyone is working on v1.3...

    But since it's FREE, I don't suppose I can validly complain?!

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    Re: Spybot S&D update frequency

    John

    Have you tried their Complaints Dept? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Spybot S&D update frequency

    I tried...I still use the current version...still like it...but since no newer updates, I have relied on Ad-Aware and SpyWareBlaster plus my NAV defs to protect me. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
    At one point when the Beta was 1st issued, I tried it...but was too buggy for me, uninstalled it, then re-installed the current version...I will wait for the Beta to become the newest version <IMG SRC=http://users.adelphia.net/~nanalonnie/images/Gifs/All/tappingfoot.gif>.

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