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alpinosci





PostPosted: Fri Aug 31 23:37:33 CDT 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> AdAware 2007

FYI:

AdAware 2007 is now Vista compatible.
However, if you have DEP set to opt out, you must add AdAware as an
exclusion.

Windows Vista19  
 
 
ENCOM





PostPosted: Fri Aug 31 23:37:33 CDT 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> AdAware 2007

> FYI:
>
> AdAware 2007 is now Vista compatible.
> However, if you have DEP set to opt out, you must add AdAware as an
> exclusion.
>
>

Way better then the lowly BitDefender but still a huge file at 18MB.
Bloatware. Spybot is just as good, if not better, without annoying upgrade
options. Spybot will immunize too. Either way they both leave BitDefender
for dead.
 
 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31 23:54:53 CDT 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> AdAware 2007

>
>> FYI:
>>
>> AdAware 2007 is now Vista compatible.
>> However, if you have DEP set to opt out, you must add AdAware as an
>> exclusion.
>>
>>
>
> Way better then the lowly BitDefender but still a huge file at 18MB.
> Bloatware. Spybot is just as good, if not better, without annoying upgrade
> options. Spybot will immunize too. Either way they both leave BitDefender
> for dead.


I've not bothered to use Spybot or AdAware for years now, as they never find
anything.

Just use an up to date HOSTS file, like this one:
http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/

I also sometimes use this very good online malware scanner:
http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/

ss.


 
 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01 00:00:26 CDT 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> AdAware 2007

>
> I also sometimes use this very good online malware scanner:
> http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/


I forgot to mention that IE needs to be run as administrator for that
ActiveX online scanner to work.

ss.


 
 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01 00:09:09 CDT 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> AdAware 2007




>>
>>> FYI:
>>>
>>> AdAware 2007 is now Vista compatible.
>>> However, if you have DEP set to opt out, you must add AdAware as an
>>> exclusion.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Way better then the lowly BitDefender but still a huge file at 18MB.
>> Bloatware. Spybot is just as good, if not better, without annoying
>> upgrade options. Spybot will immunize too. Either way they both leave
>> BitDefender for dead.
>
>
> I've not bothered to use Spybot or AdAware for years now, as they
> never find anything.

I've had the same result with BitDefender. Found nothing, and I KNEW I
was infected. Piece of crap. Spybot not only found the malware it removed
it rather easily...I was sold. Well, not really sold, as it's freeware.
:-)

>
> Just use an up to date HOSTS file, like this one:
> http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/

Not bad..I like the heading of the page. LOL..


>
> I also sometimes use this very good online malware scanner:
> http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/
>
> ss.

Allowing users to run ActiveX is a major flaw..and as Admin? Please...
 
 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01 00:15:32 CDT 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> AdAware 2007

>
>>
>> I also sometimes use this very good online malware scanner:
>> http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/
>>
>
> Allowing users to run ActiveX is a major flaw..and as Admin? Please...


Generally, yes, but that app is totally fine. It's highly regarded in the
security forums and I have been using it for years.

Anyway, with a HOSTS file you are unlikely to find any malware from browsing
the web. I don't.

ss.


 
 
CZ





PostPosted: Sat Sep 01 00:24:38 CDT 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> AdAware 2007 > FYI:
>
> AdAware 2007 is now Vista compatible.
> However, if you have DEP set to opt out, you must add AdAware as an
> exclusion.
>
>

Way better then the lowly BitDefender but still a huge file at 18MB.
Bloatware. Spybot is just as good, if not better, without annoying upgrade
options. Spybot will immunize too. Either way they both leave BitDefender
for dead.


ENCOM:

Are you running SpyBot v1.4 or the beta for v1.5 in Vista?




 
 
dennis





PostPosted: Sat Sep 01 02:46:59 CDT 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> AdAware 2007


> FYI:
>
> AdAware 2007 is now Vista compatible.
> However, if you have DEP set to opt out, you must add AdAware as an
> exclusion.

Why would a properly written application need DEP off?
Just which bit of code is being written to when it runs and by what?
I will stick to DEP on everything thanks.. I have yet to find anything I use
that doesn't work.