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  • 2.0 stars

    "This Version Keeps Crashing"

    December 23, 2009  |   By claymore2211

    Pros

    Normally, this is a great little program for removing spyware. I've had it on my laptop since I got it. It's been easy to use and maintain and has become so even more with subsequent updates.

    Cons

    It can take over an hour to do a full system scan. This latest version (8.1.2), which I installed over a week ago, crashes EVERY TIME I try to use it. The program allows me to send an error report to LavaSoft but I get no feedback as to the problem.

    Summary

    I am not happy with this latest version. It crashes every time I try to run it. The program asks me to send an error report to LavaSoft but I don't get any feedback about what the problem is and I have not had any notifications of any patches or fixes. I've tried uninstalling Ad-Aware and reinstalling but this does not seem to help. I run Firefox as my browser. I can't use this program until Lavasoft fixes it.

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