July 21st, 2011, 18:07 PM
AdAware Free Security Software declared best
PC Magazine has declared AdAware Free as the best of free anti-malware software. Full article - here.
September 17th, 2011, 02:05 AM
I am surprised there are no replies to this article about AdAware 9 Free ??
Anyway, I always thought that Adaware was for stopping and cleaning malware etc., but I see the word antivirus used frequently in the articles. Is this Adaware 9 Free an antivirus AND an malware remover. If so, maybe I should replace Microsoft Security Essentials with this product. Thanks, Mike
September 17th, 2011, 21:29 PM
It provides "Real-time protection against virus, spyware, trojans,
rootkits, hijackers, keyloggers, and more"
September 18th, 2011, 00:40 AM
Thanks Reverend for the reply. Since this Adaware is also an antivirus, I think I will disable Microsoft Security Essentials, and install Adaware and use it for a while. I plam on keeping CCeaner, and Malwarebytes on the computer for my weekly scans. Mike
September 18th, 2011, 01:41 AM
OK, I downloaded and installed Adaware 9 Free. I did a full scan, and got all the updates, and I beleive everything is fine. If I open Adaware, there are three main categories. WEB UPDATE, Status OK, Last Update 9/17/2011...Scan System Status OK Last scan 9/17/2011, and Ad Watch Live Real time protection OK However if I go into Msconfig, Startup, I di not see Adaware listed there like I used to see MSE, and AVG before that. Is this normal ?? Thanks, Mike
September 18th, 2011, 21:28 PM
I believe it is started as a service via AAWService and therefore is not a startup entry in msconfig.
September 20th, 2011, 01:30 AM
Ok Reverend. Thanks for the reply. Mike