What is Ad-aware?



I have seen Ad aware mentioned quite a bit lately. What is it?

and what are the benefits? Thanks.

  Valvegrid 19:35 04 Jun 03

It's a program that when run detects Trojan horse viruses amongst other nasties, have a look here at their site:

click here

  researcher 19:41 04 Jun 03

I've used it since the PC had a virus - you can set it to do a basic scan at start up, etc.

Used, in conjunction with Spy-bot S&D, it seems to get rid of most nasties.



So if it a substitute for an Antivirus program or is it an antivirus program?

  Valvegrid 20:04 04 Jun 03

No!! It compliments an anti virus program, you must still have a anti virus program and you make sure you update Daly, like this one:

click here

  Stuartli 20:04 04 Jun 03

It is not a substitute for an antivirus program but a means of ridding your system of unwanted visitors.

The blub might help:

"Ad-aware is THE award winning, multi-trackware detection and removal utility (designed for Windows 98 / 98SE / ME / NT40 / 2000 / XP Home / XP Pro) that will comprehensively scan your memory, registry, hard, removable and optical drives for known Datamining, aggressive advertising, Parasites, Scumware, Keyloggers, selected traditional Trojans, Dialers, Malware, Browser hijackers, and tracking components.

Ad-aware will provide you with the confidence to surf the Internet knowing that your privacy will remain intact."

  Stuartli 20:06 04 Jun 03

It actually "complements" in this case rather than praise it...:-)

  Valvegrid 20:08 04 Jun 03


  Valvegrid 20:10 04 Jun 03

Also Daly = daily :-)

  Despicable Desperado 01:34 05 Jun 03

It is only really used if you utilse certain p2p programs to hopefully remove the annoying ads that pop whilst going about your work. Unfortunalry it does not work with the latest versions of these software programs. These programs it pertains to help you with are Kazaa (not Kazaa lite), Morpheus, Grokster etc. If you do use these make sure your AV is up to date.

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