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  1. Spy Sentinel There are at least four of us (myself, cammer, DerekS, and Hunni at http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=11006) who have noted the drastic reduction in cookie detection by AdAware. It's not just my problem. I find AdAware detecting only a few or no cookies (tracking or otherwise) while the previous edition detected numerous cookies. I have yet to hear Lavasoft give a good explanation.
  2. See the following forum discussion: http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=10794 I haven't yet gotten a clear answer from Lavasoft on this issue. My copy of the most recent version of AdAware still detects very few cookies. Occasionally it detects some (4-8) but never anywhere near the number that the older SE version did or that my cookie counter shows or that shows in my cookies folder in Windows. It would be good if Lavasoft gave us a clear explanation for the difference and some type of assurance that the new version is really detecting cookies. WallowaGuy
  3. Tobias, Per your advice, I went to the web sites you mentioned and generated a bunch of cookies (23 by my Earthlink cookie counter, 10 cookies in the C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR_USER_NAME\Cookies\ folder). I then ran a Full Scan. It detected only 2 MRU Objects and no Tracking Cookies. It seems that there is something wrong with the cookie detection function on my AdAware 7.0.1.5. Do you have any suggestions or ideas? Thanks. WallowaGuy
  4. Tobias, Thanks for the reply. It is strange that with my normal use of the web I'm not collecting Tracking Cookies. My AdAware scans have not shown any. Is there a way I can test to be sure that my AdAware is detecting Tracking Cookies? Is there a safe web site that uses Tracking Cookies that I can visit and then run a scan to see if the Tracking Cookie is detected by my AdAware? Again, I surf the web all the time and none of my scans have detected Tracking Cookies. That seems strange. WallowaGuy
  5. When I run a Full Scan I find only two or three items for removal even though my web browser cookie counter shows many (30-40) cookies. I have my scanning options set to include Tracking Cookies and MRU Objects and my TAI level set to 0 (maximum sensitivity). I have not been using TrackSweep. How come AdAaware isn’t detecting all the cookies that my browser has counted? Does AdAware list each cookie separately? I have AdAware version 7.0.1.5 installed. My browser is Internet Explorer and my ISP Earthlink has a cookie counter installed on the toolbar. It shows the number of cookies detected while using IE.
  6. Tobias Another example of why a Lavasoft "to-do list" might help. WallowaGuy
  7. As people who follow this forum know, there have been countless issues/problems associated with the recent release of AdAware 2007. These issues have been discussed and debated across many forum topics making it difficult to keep track of the status of their resolution. In several cases, forum moderators have indicated that these issues will be addressed, resolved, or solved in upcoming updates or upgrades of AdAware 2007. I can think of several instances in which Tobias has promised that specific issues will be fixed in future updates (Tobia used the phrase "to-do list"). Examples include the aawservice.exe issue and definition update confirmation issue. There may be additional examples. My suggestion; Lavasoft should create a pinned/locked forum item that lists its plans to fix AdAware 2007 issues. That is, post a “to-do†list. That way forum users could quickly see in one single forum topic what issues are going to be resolved. Many of us may be frustrated with the problems associated with the new release of AdAware 2007 but we are willing to be patient if we know that Lavasoft has specific, listed plans to address our concerns and issues. The list would also likely reduce the repetition of discussion across various forums that arises because it is not easy to find out what Lavasoft has planned. It would also be helpful if the Lavasoft-posted “to-do†list included some timeframe for completion. It need not be a specific date, but should indicate whether we are talking days, weeks, or months for the promised resolution of issues. Forum users could still bring new issues to Lavasoft’s attention in a separate forum listing, but they could easily check the “to-do†list first to make sure their issue is not already being addressed. Lavasoft could update the “to-do†list to allow users to see its progress.
  8. Robin9 Thanks for your suggestion. I opened Services (Local) under Administrative Services and found Ad-Aware 2007 services. I then switched it from automatic to manual. I want to be sure I understand this correctly. Set in the manual mode, aawservice.exe will run automatically but ONLY after I open AdAware 2007 from my desktop. That is, I will not have to separately turn on aawservice.exe but simply open Ad-Aware 2007 from my desktop, correct? Furthermore, set to manual the aawservice.exe will not run in the background and be a memory consumer if I don't first open Ad-Aware 2007 from my desktop. Is that correct? As you can tell, I may still be confused about the role of manual vs. automatic. Since Ad-Aware 2007 Free version does not have real-time monitoring is there any reason to have aawservice.exe set to run automatically? Is there any harm to using Ad-Aware 2007 Free version with aawservice.exe set in the manual mode? If all of this is true, why wouldn't everyone want to have the aawservice.exe set to manual? I just want to be sure that switching to manual doesn't cause any problems or inconveniences. Other folks should feel free to comment on this. WallowaGuy
  9. Polygon Would you please post for everyone's benefit simple instructions for turning off the Aawservice.exe in the free version? Thanks. WallowaGuy
  10. Hello to everyone who might be having the "SSL Download failed" error! Tobias is right. You need to get the Update Manager to work around your firewall. I'm using the Earthlink ISP firewall. I temporarily turned it off and then I was able to download both the new version (7.0.1.4) of AdAware 2007 and the new definitions. I then turned the firewall back on. I added the Update Manager to my firewall exceptions list. Hopefully, that will allow me to get definition updates with the firewall up. Tobias, since this firewall issue seems to be plaguing many people should the forum moderator consider posting a pinned note for this issue? WallowaGuy
  11. Hello to everyone who might be having the "SSL Download failed" error! Tobias is right. You need to get the Update Manager to work around your firewall. I'm using the Earthlink ISP firewall. I temporarily turned it off and then I was able to download both the new version (7.0.1.4) of AdAware 2007 and the new definitions. I then turned the firewall back on. I added the Update Manager to my firewall exceptions list. Hopefully, that will allow me to get definition updates with the firewall up. Tobias, since this firewall issue seems to be plaguing many people should the forum moderator consider posting a pinned note for this issue? WallowaGuy
  12. Moby Duck Check out posts #8 and #9 at http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=9585 WallowaGuy
  13. Tobias, I, like so many others, appreciate your help on these update issues. The core.aawdef file is in my AdAware 2007 program folder that you listed above but I don't know how to get it to open and install the definitions. My Windows XP system keeps asking what program to use to run/open it if I click on the core.aawdef file. How do I get the definitions installed from the core.aawdef file? WallowaGuy