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8.2.6 Update to Ad-Aware

by Jona on June 29th, 2010.

Software update 8.2.6 was released today. June 29, 2010

It includes:

A fix for a bug affecting detection of cookies
When scanning for cookies, the bug caused the cookie scanner to stop before looking through all locations where cookies are stored. The bug affected only cookie detection, and it only occurred on some systems.


8.2.5 Update to Ad-Aware

by LS_Johan on June 15th, 2010.

We have just release an update to Ad-Aware.

It includes:

    - Updates to scan statistics.
    - Added Mozilla Thunderbird to whitelist.
    - Adjusted the size of the configure proxy dialog.
    - Fixed crash in configure proxy dialog.
    - Fixed text overlap when switching from simply to advanced mode.
    - Fixed profile switching back to default profile in scheduler.
    - Several stability fixes.


Update Connection Issues

by Question Mark on June 10th, 2010.

We are experiencing high traffic on our servers which may be causing slow updates and even failed connections and time-out errors. 

We are working to resolve this issue. Please try to updating again in a few hours.


8.2.4 Update to Ad-Aware

by LS_Johan on June 4th, 2010.

 We have just release an update to Ad-Aware.

It includes:
- Updates to Threatwork statistics gathering.
- Added contributors to the about box.
- Added a scan log before cleaning takes place.


To retrieve this update, click the Webupdate button in Ad-Aware or from the Start Menu in All Programs->Lavasoft->Ad-Aware->Ad-Aware Updates


8.2.3 Update to Ad-Aware

by Kim on May 12th, 2010.

An Ad-Aware software update has been released. The contents of the update can be seen below.

* Visual Studio 2010
A fix for an issue that made Ad-Aware crash when installing Visual Studio 2010.

To retrieve this update, click the Webupdate button in Ad-Aware or from the Start Menu in All Programs->Lavasoft->Ad-Aware->Ad-Aware Updates


8.2.2 Update to Ad-Aware

by Kim on March 30th, 2010.

Today we released an update to Ad-aware that includes the following:

* Windows Security Center

The Windows Security Center used to indicate that you were out of protection, even though Ad-Watch was in fact running; this has now been fixed. As an added bonus, you should now be able to turn Ad-Watch on from the Security Center as well.

* Ad-Watch Modules Stay Turned Off

The issue where Ad-Watch modules would re-enable themselves automatically has now been resolved.

* ESET NOD32 Incompatibility Detection


8.2.1 Update to Ad-Aware

by Kim on March 18th, 2010.

Today we released an update to Ad-Aware that includes the following:

* Improved whitelisting for Ad-Watch.

In cases where Ad-Watch detectes files or processes as being suspicious, but users want to run the software anyway, Ad-Watch now has improved whitelisting capabilities, allowing these users to make exceptions for these programs.

* Ad-Watch Files turns itself off when incompatible software is found.

Incompatibilities between the Ad-Watch Files module, introduced in 8.2, and similar functionailty in other security software has caused some systems to freeze up.


Ad-Aware 8.2 Update

by Erin on February 19th, 2010.

Following this week’s release of version 8.2 of Ad-Aware, Lavasoft became aware of an issue with scanning that affected a limited number of our Ad-Aware users. This has only affected users of Windows XP (Home and Professional).

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or concern this may have caused.  Lavasoft’s developers prioritized this issue in order to promptly resolve it, and a software update to fix the issue has now been released. In order to resolve the issue, please update Ad-Aware by clicking “Web Update.”


Ad-Aware Gets New Features!

by Erin on February 16th, 2010.

Today, we updated our anti-malware software, bringing you new features that will give a boost to your security whether you use Ad-Aware Free, Ad-Aware Plus, or Ad-Aware Pro.


Important notice for all Ad-Aware users:

We have launched an update for Ad-Aware (version 8.1.4).
Due to the size of this latest update, you may experience a delay when trying to download it.


Please allow the update to finish even if it appears slow. Should you be disconnected when trying to update, please try again.


The update will be successful eventually (unfortunately in some cases it will take longer and/or numerous attempts before being successful).