Ad-Aware now has an extended version of Ad-Aware Free, called the Anniversary Edition. It now automatically updates itself, and has some (but not all) Ad-Watch features as well as ThreatWork, a feature that allows you to submit suspicious files for analysis.
Not only that, it has a nice new skin that tells you at a glance what status the update and Ad-Watch features are at. Other than that it seems to scan much faster now, so those of you whom love Ad-Aware or have heard about it, give this new one a try, it's much better. [COLOR=Blue] Ad-Aware Free - Lavasoft[/COLOR]
Eh, does it scan in real time? If not I will probably stick with Malwarebytes.
RadioShackRob;4785830Eh, does it scan in real time? If not I will probably stick with Malwarebytes.
As mentioned it has minimal Ad-Watch features, which is the real time part of it. So that AAWService.exe process that ran all the time before is now there for a reason. It's showing around 19MB RAM consumption.
The only complaint I've heard of so far is a glitch they're looking into whereby AAWTray.exe keeps running as a process even after disabling the Ad-Aware taskbar icon. It takes up about 2.7MB RAM. I have disabled it, ended the process in Task Manager, and even thoroughly deleted it via Search Assistant and registry searches and still it reappears as a process.
I take what n0e says way too seriously
25th April 2007
I had As-Aware, however it stopped working a while ago, I think some viris have been able to get around it, and/or shut it down? O_O To many evil poeple with to much time on there hands !>_