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Old 01-27-2009, 06:45 PM   #1
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Default New Version of Ad-Aware 2009 SUCKS!!!

I foolishly downloaded 2009 Anniversary Edition. Boy did it suck.

The installation was really bad, it took 3 tries and it didn't remember that I have a licensed version on my PC.

I ran a scan with the new software. Graphics sucked. After the scan it found a uninstall file that it wanted to remove. I selected ignore and it still removed it from my PC.

Then it would NOT let me uninstall it, I had to go through the control panel application to do the uninstall.

I'm back on 2007 version. I've got 56 days until it expires....

Do you guys have a preferred Ad scanner that you could recommend?

I will never use 2009 AE.


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Old 01-27-2009, 06:52 PM   #2
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Ad-Aware went downhill early last year as far as I'm concerned...

I've been using malwarebytes for a while now and have no gripes -> Malwarebytes.org


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Old 01-27-2009, 06:53 PM   #3
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I like SpyHunter.
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I've been using malwarebytes for a while now and have no gripes -> Malwarebytes.org
A big +1 here. Not only do I have no gripes about it, I would go as far as to say it is the #1 free spyware/virus remover. I work on PC's for a living, and spyware/viruses come up often. I have used tons of different programs with varying success, but none have worked as well as malwarebytes.
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Oh yah, I remember around Xmas trying to put it on my mom's PC.

The "FREE" version is not really free. They wanted you to buy a subscription to netflix or sign of for some kind of credit card. There were pages of whole bunch a crap you needed to sign up for to complete the install.

What BS.

They REALLY did go down hill.
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I'll try malwarebytes. Thanks!!!
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A big +1 here. Not only do I have no gripes about it, I would go as far as to say it is the #1 free spyware/virus remover. I work on PC's for a living, and spyware/viruses come up often. I have used tons of different programs with varying success, but none have worked as well as malwarebytes.

Would you recommend using more than one type? (Just to cover your butt.)
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I do personally. I also use Spybot. However, I don't know if the spyware programmers have figured out Spybot's code or what, but it seems like Spybot is removing less and less stuff everyday.

In short though, yeah, you might as well use more than one.
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I ran back to back scans with Ad-Aware vs Malwarebytes.

Ad-Aware went first; 2 infections found

Malwarebytes went second; 24 more infections!!!

Ad-Aware missed them. I'm sold!! Its seem Malwarebytes will do a better job.
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I've been running Spy-Bot and Spyware Terminator for about a year. I got rid of Ad-Aware after talking to my brother (who does 'puter graphics for a living) and a repair shop that we brought SWMBO's 'puter to, both ripped Ad-Aware. The Repair shop told me about Spyware terminator, saying that's what everyone there uses.


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