AdAware 2008.7.1 0.1 beta

  anniesboy 15:13 16 Apr 2008

Available from file hippo (apologies if previously posted)

  sunny staines 15:50 16 Apr 2008

I was about to scrap adaware 2007 due to it running slow and affecting other programs running when your scanning in the background.

i will give the beta a go first fingers crossed.

thanks for the posting.

  cocteau48 15:55 16 Apr 2008

I downloaded this version this morning and it is best described as "buggy"

The installation auto uninstalled version 2007 but I then found that 2007 was still in the Lavasoft folder in program files-although it had disappeared from the add/remove programs list. There appeared to be no way to uninstall the 2007 files other than deleting and running a reg clean to pick up the remnants.

A quick scan then hung at about 2/3 progress and eventually said it was complete (in under 2 minutes)at that 2/3 point.

Closing the program down did not shut down the running process in CPU which was running at about 94%

Updating Spybot got a message to the effect that Spybot recognized Ad-Aware was on the system and that there may be a conflict. (never had that with version 2007)

Finally new file definition (71) released today for 2007 would not auto update into version 2008.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled 2007 and shall await a more stable release.

  Stuartli 16:02 16 Apr 2008

>> is best described as "buggy">>

That's why it's only a Beta...:-)

  cocteau48 16:08 16 Apr 2008

Hi Stuartli
Suppose that makes me a "beta-blocker" then?

  rawprawn 16:14 16 Apr 2008

No, a Betinkerer!I had a look although I don't want it as I run the 2007 Plus version, but it seemed to me that it still said 2007 on the download page Screen Shots, maybe that is what you are seeing in the Program Files.

  Stuartli 16:16 16 Apr 2008

I haven't the heart to tell you...:-)

  sunny staines 16:27 16 Apr 2008

even the 2007 normal version leaves processes running after closure for some reason.

  cocteau48 16:28 16 Apr 2008

It actually installs into a separate folder in the Lavasoft folder but is only called Ad-Aware so you end up with two folders called Ad-aware and Ad-aware 2007.
The so called auto uninstall during installation does not seem to touch the 2007 folder but does remove any reference from add/remove programs or CCleaner or Revouninstaller.

Also if you go into All Programs and hit the uninstall 2007 button it removes the 2008 version.

Methinks it's Lavasoft who need to "betinkering"

  sunny staines 16:37 16 Apr 2008

looks like a universal thumbs down for the beta at this stage.

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