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  1. My question is just how and why this was released, when several beta testers have said they clearly told LS NOT to release this.


    Edit - I still am not sasitifed with the service, I've been told it is to extend the flexibility of the service. Why does AAW still fail to remove most basic infections? Why can a one-man tool do a better job than AAW can? That combined with it's huge memory usage makes AAW 2007 a total flop to start with.

  2. Ad-Aware 2007 is bug-free or it would not have been released.




    Define 'final release'.




    It is typically almost identical to the final release candidate, with only last-minute bugs fixed. A gold release is considered to be very stable and relatively bug-free with a quality suitable for wide distribution and use by end users.


    Two minutes in this forum will show you this program has various bugs and thus should not be classed as a final/gold release.


    It is a final release product, but should have never been released as final. At best, this should have been a release candiate.


    I really don't know why all these bugs passed through beta testing, but then again nobody ever said software testing was perfect. However it is clear Lavasoft's products reliability has been decreasing for quite some time, AAW 2007 is clear proof of that.


    Lavasoft promise they are working on it, I sincerely hope they are, not just for their own sake but for the millions of people around the world that rely heavily on their software.

  3. I cannot go into details of the inner workings of the software, but the service adds flexibility that the new engine needs in order to cope with the more advanced types of malware that are emerging.


    We realize that you don't want the program to hog unnecessary resources and we have tried to keep the consumption to a minimum, without compromising when it comes to performance.


    Regards, Tobias



    Could you tell me please, based on that it adds more flexibility, why does AAW fail to remove Vundo completely?


    Let me guess, Vundo 'changed'?




    This is a serious disappointment to faithful users, and a serious embarrassment to the antispyware community. NOD32 = 28MB of memory at this current moment in time. AAW = 79MB of memory, and it's not even scanning.

  4. sean,


    Sorry I didn't see it was in the HijackThis log too. Try this for me please;


    First, If Ad-watch is in Automatic mode, then please turn it off.


    Attached to my post is, like before, a file called homepage.txt


    Download it and rename it to .reg, launch it, answer Yes to the prompt and simply re-scan with HijackThis to see if it is still there.


    When you click 'Yes' at the confirmation prompt, Ad-watch and/or Windows Defender may kick in and tell you about the change (since, from what I can remember both monitor that registry key for any changes). If they do, then allow the change.


    When you re-scan with HijackThis, post the fresh logfile here. If it is still there, we can try a more agressive method.


    Let me know how it turns out :D


  5. Hey sean,


    You seem to have a stubborn registry item there....


    Can you download this and run it for me please? We'll see if this gets rid of it, if not we will try a different method.


    Attached to my post is a file called remove.reg, download it and launch it. (When you double-click on it to run it, you'll be prompted with a message smiliar to 'Do you wish to add the information into the registry?', make sure you click Yes)


    No restart is needed, just simply re-scan with Ad-aware afterwards to see if it is still there.


    Just like the old days ...


    Some things never change ;)


    Note: It seems this forum doesn't allow .reg files to be uploaded so, sean when you download it, rename it to remove.reg. Sorry about that.