If the update stops at the file called "Thorax.aaw" and closes then please do the following to fix it:

  1. Right-click the Ad-Aware tray icon and select "Exit Ad-Aware" and click 'Yes'.
  2. Then go to Start - All Programs - Lavasoft - Ad-Aware and click "Ad-Aware Updates"

When the update is finished start Ad-Aware and you should have the latest definition file and the "Last Update Details" will reflect this.


Ad-Aware 9.0 Released

by LS_Zoran on December 8th, 2010.

We have released a new version of Ad-Aware.

New features:

Significantly improved Proactive Detection
Ad-Aware 9.0 introduces Dedicated Detection, a new proactive detection technology that identifies malware on the instruction level and thereby creating incredibly effective signatures to detect entire families of malware.

Improved GUI for Scanning

We have created a new design for the Scan functionality, which provides a better overview and easier navigation of the scan results.

Winlogon Protection
We have added a layer of protection to the Winlogon, an essential Windows component that handles user profiles and screen locks. If this component is compromised by malware, the user will effectively be locked out of his own machine.  

Ad-Watch Registry
We have added Windows startup settings to the areas in that the Ad-Watch Registry module protects.

TrackSweep Improvements

TrackSweep has been updated to add support for Google Chrome, as well as the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera.