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Windows 7: Anyone use LavaSoft Ad-Aware ?

23 Jan 2017   #1
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 
Anyone use LavaSoft Ad-Aware ?

Anyone have recent experience and comments with LavaSoft Ad-Aware ?
Ad-Aware Free Antivirus and Free Antispyware download - Lavasoft

I used/tested Ad-Aware many years ago, before it included an Anti-Virus.
Back then i decided to use MalwareBytes for real-time anti-malware security.
With current changes to MBAM 3 i'm looking for some alternative if MBAM 3 doesn't work things out and MBAM 2 is EOL.


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23 Jan 2017   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Thanks, I'll check those out.
Yea, i'm just looking for some option for a real-time Anti-Malware if MBAM 3 doesn't work for me and MBAM 2 is EOL.

I'm playing with Lavasoft right now in Win 10.
This OS has Windows Defender AV and MBAM 2 Premium, turned off.

I did read Lavasoft uses the BitDefender AV engine, which i guess is good.
I'm not a security expert so i can't test protection/detection results.
I can only test how a program works for me, usability/performance.

I'm not against using a different AV, heck i'm using several different AV's now on different systems.
I just want only 1 real-time AV and AM, to avoid possible conflicts.
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23 Jan 2017   #3
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I used it a few years ago but not recently.

Check out Zemana Antimalware and VoodooShield Pro as MBAM alternatives. You might find them interesting. Both have real time protection. I use both but I disable real time protection in Zemana and just use it as an on demand scanner.
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23 Jan 2017   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Thanks, i do have Zemana AntiLogger Pro real-time on this system, but i can remove/disable that if i need to.
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23 Jan 2017   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

So far for me the biggest issue with Lavasoft, i get hundreds of event errors for this:
Quote:
Error while updating status to SECURITY_PRODUCT_STATE_OFF (error 02000000).
and i haven't found out how to turn those messages off and still know i'm secure
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23 Jan 2017   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Just guessing that it might be something to do with Action Center notifications.
Anyone use LavaSoft Ad-Aware ?-action-center.jpg
I used Lavasoft AdAware a couple of years ago but ditched after less than one month. I don't remember why.


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23 Jan 2017   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Thanks.
Windows 10 recognizes Ad-Aware AV is turned on ...

Thanks for that tip about VoodooShield, it looks interesting, something i want to try and could use if i drop MBAM !

Anyone use LavaSoft Ad-Aware ?-install_snip_06.png


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23 Jan 2017   #8
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

RE: VoodooShield. I've used paid version for three years but it is still under development and configuration is an issue. It's cheap. You can get a free licence if you ask the developer over at Wilder's.
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