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I feel very badly for feeling I have to suggest this but.......

 

Not just for AAW but for numerous other similar providers (Spybot etc.etc.); the latest versions of long standing & extremely reliable programs are destroying these program's reputations as the readers/users become more & more frustrated/confused/frantic in there attempts to use new programs intended to be compatible with VISTA(s)!!!

 

In truth, I'm sure that it is extremely HARD to create w/Vista(s) being changed repeatedly (here come the service packs). I realize the push to Vista is horrendous & someday most will be stuck w/ it, but for now, a great percentage are & will continue to resist Vista (& IE7) due to the terror of being embroiled in a half baked OS pie.

 

I believe the current BEST option for the producers & the users/clients is to retain both the Older (SE1.06r) & re-write the newer AAW2007 to be specific for Vista(s) ONLY. Even a new Non-Vista specific version should times & tides require such. Businesses, en mass, are rejecting Vista & siblings for the near (3 years +) and much of your cash must flow from there.

 

One of the main reasons Spybot/Adaware etc. gained the huge popularity they justly deserve (beyond the FREE versions!!) was that even first month computer users could download/install/ & operate the programs easily & with confidence & with basically no computer knowledge. They didn't need to know how to delve into their C: drives, find programs folders, look inside them etc. to be & feel protected.

 

Sadly, even experienced, nay even highly accomplished professionals & experts, are finding that the new versions are too time consuming & troublesome to try & keep operational & are either reverting to the older (about to be unsupported)versions or abandoning the programs all together!

 

For a company with such a Glorious & Enviable history/record of service to the masses such as Lavasoft has been, this is a tragedy beyond compare!! Hopefully..not beyond Repair!!!

 

Please , for ALL our sakes, KEEP that which works and develop for the NEW OS specifically unless/until the marriage is solid as rock. I've been loyal & kept my readers & suggestion followers loyal since Win 98SE & am having extreme un-easiness about suggesting they abandon ye or endure more head-aches than I or they can/wish to suffer!

 

Stop the hemorrhaging NOW before any more harm is done: Announce that you will continue to update SE106r for at least a few more years or until newer version suitable for legacy OS's is equally reliable. The cost is minimal compared to the destruction of a fine reputation so richly deserved! Sincerely Yours, Sandy. :(;)

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I agree with keeping the old version. I downloaded AAW2007 about 3 weeks ago when i found out that the old ver. was gone after Dec 2007. i think the old Ad-Aware Personal ver worked very well. The new version does not give any detail that it is doing anything Only a total of what was scaned and what was removed. shows nothing in quarantine. the quarantine before removel is set and nothing changes. update does nothing for several seconds before it lets you know you have an update or not. I dont care for the new version much. Ill stick with if for a little while and see if it improves.

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One can only hope....no pray that Lavasoft will start to listen to the masses, very well stated and presented Sir, please Lavasoft pay attention.

 

 

 

I feel very badly for feeling I have to suggest this but.......

 

Not just for AAW but for numerous other similar providers (Spybot etc.etc.); the latest versions of long standing & extremely reliable programs are destroying these program's reputations as the readers/users become more & more frustrated/confused/frantic in there attempts to use new programs intended to be compatible with VISTA(s)!!!

 

In truth, I'm sure that it is extremely HARD to create w/Vista(s) being changed repeatedly (here come the service packs). I realize the push to Vista is horrendous & someday most will be stuck w/ it, but for now, a great percentage are & will continue to resist Vista (& IE7) due to the terror of being embroiled in a half baked OS pie.

 

I believe the current BEST option for the producers & the users/clients is to retain both the Older (SE1.06r) & re-write the newer AAW2007 to be specific for Vista(s) ONLY. Even a new Non-Vista specific version should times & tides require such. Businesses, en mass, are rejecting Vista & siblings for the near (3 years +) and much of your cash must flow from there.

 

One of the main reasons Spybot/Adaware etc. gained the huge popularity they justly deserve (beyond the FREE versions!!) was that even first month computer users could download/install/ & operate the programs easily & with confidence & with basically no computer knowledge. They didn't need to know how to delve into their C: drives, find programs folders, look inside them etc. to be & feel protected.

 

Sadly, even experienced, nay even highly accomplished professionals & experts, are finding that the new versions are too time consuming & troublesome to try & keep operational & are either reverting to the older (about to be unsupported)versions or abandoning the programs all together!

 

For a company with such a Glorious & Enviable history/record of service to the masses such as Lavasoft has been, this is a tragedy beyond compare!! Hopefully..not beyond Repair!!!

 

Please , for ALL our sakes, KEEP that which works and develop for the NEW OS specifically unless/until the marriage is solid as rock. I've been loyal & kept my readers & suggestion followers loyal since Win 98SE & am having extreme un-easiness about suggesting they abandon ye or endure more head-aches than I or they can/wish to suffer!

 

Stop the hemorrhaging NOW before any more harm is done: Announce that you will continue to update SE106r for at least a few more years or until newer version suitable for legacy OS's is equally reliable. The cost is minimal compared to the destruction of a fine reputation so richly deserved! Sincerely Yours, Sandy. ;):)

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I too have contributed to several threads about SE Plus/Pro being better/more stable/bug-free - and back in October/November started one asking for users' feedback on whether the original bugs of July/August/September/October '07 have been fixed.

 

What we WANT is the transparency and features of SE Plus/Pro, AND continued update support.

 

What we've got, it seems, is neither.

 

I visit this forum to view posts regularly. I am extremely worried that, once the support for SE Plus ceases, I will spend hours treading old ground (July '07 - tried 2007 for over a fortnight, gave up and reverted to SE Plus), attempting to get this new program to work as well as SE Plus. From what I've read over the last few months, the prospects, whilst having improved, are still laden with obstacles.

 

Do I continue with Lavasoft? Do I go elsewhere? Why have I been handed this unwelcome choice in the first place?

 

I suggest that Lavasoft extend the cut-off date for SE Support by at least 3 months - this forum should be redundant - certainly completely uncontaminated by AdAware2007 Bug Reports, BEFORE SE support is removed, IMHO.

 

Ciao,

 

Gelert.

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