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    important Lavasoft (Ad-aware 6) notice

    This is from the Lavasoft site:

    Important notice for users of Ad-Aware 6 all versions!
    Please upgrade to Ad-Aware SE.
    We are now discontinuing reference file and product support for Ad-Aware 6 and urge users to upgrade their existing copies to the new Ad-Aware SE. We continued support of the older version of Ad-Aware to allow users time to upgrade while still enjoying the protection they have come to expect from our software.

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    Re: important Lavasoft (Ad-aware 6) notice

    What's the deal, Joe? Are they saying that AdAware Pro is no more?

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    Re: important Lavasoft (Ad-aware 6) notice

    Al,

    Ad-aware Se has Personal, Plus, & Pro versions. So, I guess if you have Pro they want you to upgrade. I just use the personal (i.e. free) version so I haven't looked at what the $$$ might be to upgrade.

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    Re: important Lavasoft (Ad-aware 6) notice

    Thanks Joe. I guess I'd better read it a little more carefully. I don't know if it'll let me install the free SE on top of my paid-for Pro but I can always un-install and start over. This is one of those times where I paid for the Pro version some time back but I've never been able to "see" any difference in performance.

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    Re: important Lavasoft (Ad-aware 6) notice

    Al,

    You're welcome. Easy to overlook as most of the software sites are so full of BS you can't find much good information. IIRC, the Pro version was supposed to have some real-time preventive junk in it (and maybe more). I'm pretty careful about what I d/l and install so I never felt the need to have even more c**p running in the background.

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    Re: important Lavasoft (Ad-aware 6) notice

    The SE appears to mean "7" rather than "free version," just judging by this page: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/...eprofessional/ (referring to Ad-Aware SE Professional).

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    Re: important Lavasoft (Ad-aware 6) notice

    Yep. "Personal" is the free for non-commercial use version.

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    Re: important Lavasoft (Ad-aware 6) notice

    Among the differences is Ad-Watch, which is only available with the paid version.
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    Re: important Lavasoft (Ad-aware 6) notice

    IMHO - The Plus version is the way to go for an individual PC user. I love Ad-Watch. Genius. Haven't had spyware on my personal PC in years.

    Full Disclosure: as an early purchaser I get free life-time upgrades...

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    Re: important Lavasoft (Ad-aware 6) notice

    The SpyBot Tea-Timer performs a similar function for free.
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    Re: important Lavasoft (Ad-aware 6) notice

    Good to know. I'm a big Spybot fan, but never activated the Tea-Timer...

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