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    May 27, 2005
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    Free to try (Real time protection disabled)
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Read a CNET review of the full version of Lavasoft Ad-Aware.

One of the first applications built to find and remove adware and spyware, Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition's excellent reputation is well justified. The sky-blue, skinnable interface features five buttons. The first two, Status and Scan, lead to the core function of the application. These buttons initiate a scan of your files for adware components. After scanning is complete, the program presents a summary of results, followed by a list from which you select exactly which components to remove. Right-clicking an individual entry gives some information about the piece of suspected adware, though we would like more details.

Ad-Aware SE can alert you to more malignant forms of malware by separating items into critical and negligible categories. The third button, Ad-Watch, is nonfunctional in the Standard version. The fourth button, Plug-ins, shows you which Ad-Aware plug-ins are installed. The fifth leads to the help files.Ad-Aware SE does an excellent job of quickly finding and removing most adware and spyware components, although you will have to restart and rescan for a seriously infected machine. We were pleased to see an auto-update feature included with the program, keeping Ad-Aware up-to-date with the latest adware components. Ad-Aware SE should be part of your arsenal for keeping your machine free of adware and spyware components.

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Full Specifications

Publisher adaware
Publisher web site
Release Date May 27, 2005
Date Added May 27, 2005
Version 1.06
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 2.5MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Total Downloads 391,658,762
Downloads Last Week 878
License Model Free to try
Limitations Real time protection disabled
Price Free
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