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Update error 'Connection Error' on v8.1.4 Free

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Updates applying OK until file Viprebridge.dll.file.lzma (53Kb) is encountered. The error message 'Connection error, check your settings' is then displayed. I am running Avira free AV & ZoneAlarm Firewall and have tried disabling the AV to do the update, with no change in the outcome. Anybody any ideas as to how to fix this please?

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Hi baggins,

I advice you to upgrade to a newer version, with each new version there are improvements to deal with the newer malware.

Even if you don't want to have the latest version, you can try to install version 8.2 at least. You can find old versions at FileHippo: [url="http://www.filehippo.com/download_ad-aware/"]http://www.filehippo.com/download_ad-aware/[/url]

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Hello everyone

The updates on 8.1.4 should now be resolved.

However, I HIGHLY recommend that everyone updates to the 9.0 version. With the speed at which the malware industry changes, you need to keep your technology up to date to ensure your protection. If you are using an old version you are not as protected as you should be, so once again, I highly recommend you get the latest version.

Regards,
Jeff - Lavasoft

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[quote name='LS Jeffery' post='126212' date='Apr 18 2011, 01:52 AM']Hello everyone

The updates on 8.1.4 should now be resolved.

However, I HIGHLY recommend that everyone updates to the 9.0 version. With the speed at which the malware industry changes, you need to keep your technology up to date to ensure your protection. If you are using an old version you are not as protected as you should be, so once again, I highly recommend you get the latest version.

Regards,
Jeff - Lavasoft[/quote]

Jeff, will the 8.2 version detect/cleanup malwares only with no anti-virus scanning at all? I find the simpler yours is, the less program conflicts with my exisitng McAfee anti-virus program in Windows XP. That's way I stay in the V8.1.4 version still.

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Hi Louis Kam,

Virus Bulletin has performed detection tests and shows the result here: [url="http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/rap-index.xml"]http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/rap-index.xml[/url]
You can study the results and you find that your computer probably is better protected by using latest Ad-Aware with antivirus than with you McAfee antivirus.

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[quote name='Louis Kam' post='126225' date='Apr 18 2011, 01:55 PM']Jeff, will the 8.2 version detect/cleanup malwares only with no anti-virus scanning at all? I find the simpler yours is, the less program conflicts with my exisitng McAfee anti-virus program in Windows XP. That's way I stay in the V8.1.4 version still.[/quote]

Excellent point. Many of us love Ad-Aware Free 8.1.4, but we already have good anti-virus programs. While better heuristic detection is great, system slowdowns and conficts are best to be avoided.

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No definition update for V8.1.4 today (Monday)...... is it the sign that this version is dying?

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Hi Louis Kam,

Usually Lavasoft only support a certain version of Ad-Aware for about 18 months, and version 8.1 is 24 months old. You need to upgrade Ad-Aware.

Many persons run Ad-Aware Free version 9.x together with other antivirus programs without any problems. Lavasoft has worked hard to make Ad-Aware compatible with all major antivirus programs.

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Cecilia,

In V9.6 free version, can I set it to NOT run its antivirus & Ad-watch at startup under my slow PC? Under my V8.1.4 version, I update the daily definition manually & scan/remove the malwares weekly.

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Hi Louis Kam,

Yes, you can disable Ad-Watch and the anti-virus engine.
[url="http://www.lavasoft.com/mylavasoft/support/supportcenter/product_manuals"]http://www.lavasoft....product_manuals[/url]

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Cecilia,
Thanks for the assurance. To play safe on my slow PC, I'll leave the just-released V9.6 alone to go for the 2-months old V9.5.1 first (unless I can't disable Ad-Watch and the anti-virus engine on this).
Problem is the assigned download sites have no V9.5.1 though. Edited by Louis Kam

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Louis Kam,

The only difference between 9.5.1 and 9.6 is that 9.6 includes a security enhancement to Internet Explorer and Firefox, that is the main program is the same.
[url="http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?/topic/31882-96-update/"]http://www.lavasofts...1882-96-update/[/url]

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In this case, I'll play safe to try out the V9.5.1 this year first. Any download link for V.9.5.1 is much appreciated.

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At the moment you can still find 9.5 on [url="http://download.cnet.com/Ad-Aware-Free-Internet-Security/3000-8022_4-10045910.html"]http://download.cnet...4-10045910.html[/url] but it might change at any time.

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Got the V9.5 running with the Antivirus & Ad-watch features being turned off. Will update the definitions to see if it'll get me the V9.5.1 to speed-up my slow PC. Stay tune.... Edited by Louis Kam

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Nice that it works so far :)

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Even better, I just successfully updated the V8.1.4's latest definition to 149.923 on my other slow PC this morning too..... Cheers.

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I had the same problem. Mine didn't update too. My version isn't the latest? Where can I download the latest one. Although, Thanks for the tips. I think it will work... :D

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Hi ledzef,

According to your other post, you are not using Ad-Aware but McAfee. What do you mean?

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I just successfully updated the V8.1.4's latest definition to 149.931 on my other slow PC this morning. So far all works as before.

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[quote name='Louis Kam' timestamp='1321134768' post='130451']
I just successfully updated the V8.1.4's latest definition to 149.931 on my other slow PC this morning. So far all works as before.
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I am glad it works :)

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