What is ad-aware?


On your radio program this past weekend you gave the website for a Free Ware program for scanning your drive for bad files/programs. It started with AD-xxxxx.com. I didn't write it down and now can't remember it.

Can you reply?




This question was answered on March 21, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It is ad-aware.com

What is Ad-aware?

Ad-aware is a free multi spyware removal utility, that scans your memory, registry and hard drives for known spyware components and lets you remove them safely.

Many options like scanning depth or automatic modes can be set in the preferences menu Ad-aware features an easy to use wizard-style interface, guiding you through the scanning and removal process A detailled log file can be created automatically or manually after scanning.

Parasites detected by Ad-aware:

Adware, Alexa 1.0-5.0, Aureate v1.0,2.0 3.0, Comet Cursor v1.0 and v2.0, Cydoor, Doubleclick, DSSAgent, EverAd, EzUla, Expedioware, Flyswat, Gator, Hotbar 1 2, OnFlow, TimeSink v1.0,v2.0 and v5.0, Web3000, Webhancer, Transponder and more.. (updated regulary)


Backup and restore functionality

RegHance integration

Multi language support

New user interface

Entirely new Manual included

Shell integration

Exclude list to let Ad-aware ignore certain components

Scanning of removable drives

Ad-watch upgraded to v2.3

System Requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000

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Posted by Enyenihi of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 21, 2003