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    AdAware Update

    Curious. At my office, I checked for an Ad-Aware update. One was indicated, which I downloaded. Several hours later at home, I checked for an update but was shown that none were available. (I've about given up on SpyBot--I know that previous threads discussed SpyBot, but has anyone heard anything more recent? I'm about to uninstall it.)

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    Re: AdAware Update

    Just checked for an update, it said there was none.
    The date of last update that I have is March 4, 2004. None since then.

    This sounds like the same thing that AdAware went through a while back, before they came out with a newer version. Could be?
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    Re: AdAware Update

    That's strange. I have one dated May 3, that I downloaded on the 6th. Ad-Aware has had frequent updates lately.

    I just checked again. There's a new one dated 5/8.

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    Re: AdAware Update

    Yes...the latest update for Ad-Aware is 05-08-2004.

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    Re: AdAware Update

    I just tried again. Nothing. As you indicated, Ad-Aware has had frequent updates. And what I've downloaded at my office and at home have generally corresponded.

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    Re: AdAware Update

    Hmmm. I should mention that I have the paid version: 6.0.1.181. I don't know if this should make a difference. You might also go to their site & see that you have the latest free version.

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    Re: AdAware Update

    I can give you an update on Spybot - that version 1.3 is due out "real soon now", after going through a number of release candidates and an unexpected number of problems, which has caused a number of people a lot of annoyance. I received the following email yesterday (after about three weeks!):

    Hello Gray*,

    Unfortunately, it is true that there hasn't been an update for two
    months now. This is because we are working hard on the new version 1.3.
    This will hopefully be released by next week. Spybot S&D 1.3 will also
    contain 2000 - 3000 new detection rules.
    For 1.3 we will provide updates much more regularly than recently.

    Best regards,
    Your Team Spybot

    With regard to "automatic updates of Ad-aware", I can't do this at work anyway because of DNS stupidities, so I simply download the latest reference file and unzip it. Then start Ad-aware to use it.

    John

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    Re: AdAware Update

    Hi Dennis

    I use the free version and latest update I have is 5th May.

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    Re: AdAware Update

    <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15> Thanks. I didn't notice the "promotion." <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
    I have the same update on my office computer, but, as I mentioned before, that update won't display as available on my home PC.

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    Re: AdAware Update

    Is it me or has this thread drifted from Spy Bot to AdAware?
    You said you were about giving up on SpyBot and that's when I checked my version but then AdAware came into the picture.
    At any rate, here are BOTH, the way they are on my machine:

    SpyBot:
    Version 1.2
    Last available update: 3/4/04

    AdAware:
    Version 6.181 Build 182
    Ref. # 01R255- 06.02.2004

    Just checked for updates on both and they said both were up to date ! One question I have is, how does AdAware show an update dated JUNE 2, 2004?? Isn't this still the month of MAY? Or am I reading this wrong?
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    Re: AdAware Update

    AdAware is developed by a European company with it's headquarters in Sweden, the dates shown are in a European format, in this case dd.mm.yyyy

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    Re: AdAware Update

    So it's saying my last file update is dated FEB 2, 2004?

    Edited to add:
    So I had to go to their website and manually download the May 8, 2004 updated definitions. AdAware that is.

    SpyBot remains at March 4, 2004. even with a manual check.
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    Re: AdAware Update

    Bob,
    That is correct for Spybot. See John Gray's <post#=371271>post 371271</post#>

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    Re: AdAware Update

    Joe,


    OK so I'm up to date for now.
    Wonder why AdAware doesn't show available updates? ( from within the program ) It seems to me, we went through this on the Lounge some time back.
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    Re: AdAware Update

    Bob,
    I'm not sure. I run the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> version 6.0.181 at home. So, I always have to manually update. I've not had any problems that I can recall. Have you tried a re-install? Or could be a firewall, DNS, router problem.

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