On November 10, we will release our first beta for the new version of Ad-Aware, due to be launched in January.
You’ll see some exciting changes to the new engine, which has been totally rebuilt from the ground up, including heuristics scans and integrated Ad-Watch Live! real-time protection against known threats (over 2 million by the time we release) as well as many of those not yet in our signature database. No more loading Ad-Watch as a separate tool! And we don’t even dare to put a number yet on how much we’ve improved the load on resources…you wouldn’t believe us if we did! But be assured you’ll be seeing those numbers soon.
Watch for the beta release – coming November 10! Just like last year, registered beta testers can log-in to our specially dedicated Beta Center in order to pick up the beta file and access other important resources, like the Beta Forums.
looks pretty interesting, im downloading and installing right now ;D
38MB Installer?.. Look at Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware & SUPERAntispyware. MBAM uses 2MB & SAS uses 6MB! I will download a beta later to test it & I will report back.
EDIT: Ad-aware still doesn’t live up to the prime times once again! This new beta version of Ad-aware is 15MB Bigger then Ad-aware 2008, And it still runs a 33MB Service in the back ground, Even if Ad-aware is NOT running, And this is the free version! The Scanning speed is almost 4 times slower then SUPERAntispyware, Where SAS Ran a Full System Scan at 3 mins 45 seconds, Took Ad-aware 8 mins 40 seconds.
Sorry Lavasoft - These are only a [u]few reasons why I don’t recommend Ad-aware anymore to users. I remember the good old days of when Ad-aware was a fine Anti-Malware application, And 2MB! But now… It just can’t keep up with technology & detection. I have a strong suggestion for Ad-aware, Really re-engineer it from Scratch. Analyze EVERY little piece of code of the program, Evaluate the code, And really put it back to where it was 3 years ago or so. Download SUPERAntispyware & Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and take a look at what there doing.
Well, I decided to give it a go in my production system. After performing a full system scan that took more than Well, I decided to give it a go in my production system. After performing a full system scan that took more than 1h30min the results were 4 infections (2 of them were two leak tests I had in my local drive and the 2 other were two registry entries of a a worm). You can see it in the image below.
Could it be? :THNK
I will be reporting and posting the same at lavasoft forum, but I what are your thoughts on this new journey of Lavasoft? Is my system really infected ??? and the new beta of Ad-aware is the only capable of finding it? :o
My guess is: FP. Still, what if is indeed an infection? Could this mean that Ad-aware, which according to their, had seen the full engine redesigned from scract, is the only engine able to find this infection? :THNK