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JimB007

Ad-aware without AV

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I would like to DL a free Ad-aware version without all the things that it comes with today like antvirus, firewall etc. Just on-demand scan for spyware and malware. Like it used to be for many years b4 the new AIO was launched. How do I get the basic Ad-aware. And with the possibility to disable the ad-watch, if it comes with it.

How do I get it ?

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The new features started with the free version 8.3. You can download prior versions from filehippo.com - the main page will have the current version, with prior versions listed on the right side. Prior free versions had only Ad-Watch processes protection, which you can turn off for on-demand scanning only.

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That will be the same thing I am doing, however Lavasoft really should put a do not install AV option in the Ad-Aware setup if they ever decide to "End of Life" the AE edition.

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[quote name='visitor' post='122704' date='Sep 18 2010, 08:08 AM']The new features started with the free version 8.3. You can download prior versions from filehippo.com - the main page will have the current version, with prior versions listed on the right side. Prior free versions had only Ad-Watch processes protection, which you can turn off for on-demand scanning only.[/quote]Geez, thanks, that's great visitor, I knew this hippo thing for some time now and used it occasionally, but in fact I never realised that it kept old versions. Better than going through the difficulties to obtain it from the original website.

BTW for all those that listen. It's not because a manufacturer of a software is good in one thing that it automatically is good in all the things it makes.

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[quote name='JimB007' post='122733' date='Sep 18 2010, 03:40 PM']BTW for all those that listen. It's not because a manufacturer of a software is good in one thing that it automatically is good in all the things it makes.[/quote]
Actually, Lavasoft doesn't develop their own anti-virus. Before version 8.3, they incorporated Avira Antivir in the Plus and Pro versions. Now they use Vipre for the free version. From what I read, both are decent anti-virus programs.

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