AdAware Alternative

  Border View 10:44 04 Aug 2008

Can anyone please recommend an alternative to AdAware.

Yesterday when I returned from holiday did my usual updates and when I went into Spybot S&D a message appeared something about Lava. When I came to update AdAware I kept getting the message that I was not connected to the internet, which of course I was, and could not get any further. I subsequently uninstalled AdAware.

Advice on where to go from here would be appreciated. Thank you.


  Border View 10:51 04 Aug 2008

Sorry, should have mentioned that I run with XP Home Edition SP2. Avast antivirus, and Sunbelt Firewall. Also have a-squared, and Spyware Blaster.

  DippyGirl 11:00 04 Aug 2008

Just updated my definitions file for AdAware 2008 - I also run Spybot updated definitions file and that is OK too.
Why did you uninstall AdAware?

  rawprawn 11:02 04 Aug 2008


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  rdave13 11:04 04 Aug 2008

I personally prefer superantispyware and removed Adaware some time ago.
click here

  rawprawn 11:06 04 Aug 2008

I have Ad Aware Plus, and I get that message occasionally.I think that there may be a small comppatibility problem between Ad Aware and Spybot.

  €dstowe 11:15 04 Aug 2008

Seems a bit drastic to remove a program just because its website was down.

  Border View 11:19 04 Aug 2008

I concur with your comments Edstowe. The message from Spybot did mention compatibility.

Think I shall have a try of Superantispyware.

Thanks for your comments and help.

Kind regards - Barmoor

  Stuartli 11:34 04 Aug 2008

I have AdAware and SUPERAntispyware installed - the latter, manually updated each morning, almost invariably has new definitions for download.

  Border View 13:51 04 Aug 2008

I have installed SUPERAntispyware free. Did a scan and it found 11 Adware cookies. Only recognised one, so used the new software to deal with them.

Again thank you for your help.


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