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Which difference between the two free versions ?

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I have updated the Ad aware 2007 free at the beginning of the year when Ad aware SE released-

Now there is a new version Ad aware 2008. I wanted to know what is the difference between the both FREE.And if every 6 months we have to update a new Ad aware version ?

Many thanks-


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What's New in 2008


* Improved Threat Detection

o Spyware, Adware, Trojans & Hijackers

o Fraud Tools & Rogue Applications

o Password Stealers & Keyloggers

* Enhanced Rootkit removal system

* Faster Updates & Faster Scans

* Less Resource Usage for optimal computer performance

* Easy to Download, Install and Use

* Lavasoft ThreatWork submission tool

* Compatible with Windows Vista (32- and 64-bit)


More feature details


* NEW! Extensive Detection Database - Bigger and better detection to guard your privacy against malware attacks.

* Advanced Code Sequence Identification (CSI) Technology - Precise detection of embedded malware including Trojans, worms, spyware, bots, and other forms of deceptive malware.

* NEW! Enhanced Rootkit Removal System - Rootkit detection technology to find and remove hidden threats.

* TrackSweep - Control your privacy by erasing tracks left behind while surfing the Web on multiple browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera, with one easy click.

* Easy to Download, Install & Use - Effortlessly maneuver the complexities of malware detection and removal with our new user-friendly interface.

* NEW! Lavasoft ThreatWork - Directly submit suspicious files for analysis via ThreatWork, an alliance of global anti-spyware security volunteers actively fighting online threats.

* NEW! Faster Updates - Save precious time and maximize resource efficiency with faster download times.

* System Restore Point - Easily revert to your clean system to recover from a spyware attack.

* Free Updates - Protect against the latest forms of spyware and malware with free software feature updates and definitions file (threat) updates throughout the license duration.

* Free Support - Unlimited support from an extensive international network of Lavasoft security analysts and volunteers at the Lavasoft Support Forums.


Pulled directly from lavasofts product page



So basically its faster and has an improved scanner to get rid of even more nasty's it also has some usefull extras.


Oh and Ad-Aware 2007 is actually a year old now ;) It was released on the 7th of June 07 shame it wasn't july really

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