Monday, December 27, 2004

Ad-Aware


What is Ad-Aware SE?


Ad-Aware SE is the latest version of our award winning and industry leading line of antispyware solutions and represents the next generation in Spyware detection and removal. It is quite simply the most advanced solution available to protect your privacy. With the all new Code Sequence Identification (CSI) technology that we have developed, you will not only be protected from know content, but will also have advanced protection against many of their unknown variants.

Designed for Windows 98, 98SE, Win ME, Win NT 4, Win 2000, and Win XP Home/Professional you can be sure that you will have the most effective privacy protection that has ever been offered by Lavasoft. Ad-Aware SE Personal edition will comprehensively scan your memory, registry, hard, removable and optical drives for known Data-mining, aggressive advertising, Parasites, Scumware, selected Keyloggers, selected traditional Trojans, Dialers, Malware, Browser hijackers, and tracking components.

See the What's new in Ad-Aware SE? chapter for a detailed description of the improvements we have built into our latest version of Personal edition.



What's new in Ad-Aware SE Personal edition?


Hardened against third party uninstall with encrypted preference files

Scanning engine improvements
- Extended protection against DLL-injection, SE can unload process modules on the fly
- Extended Memory scanning
- Now scans all modules loaded by a process
- Uses our all new CSI (Code Sequence Identification) technology to identify new and unknown variants of known targets

Extended Registry scanning
- Now scans registry branches of multiple user accounts
- Performs additional smart checks to detect dynamically created references
- Scanning speed noticeably faster
- Extended Scanning for known and unknown/possible Browser-Hijackers

Extended Disk scanning
- Now scans and lists alternate Data-streams on NTFS volumes
- Now Ad-Aware supports scanning of Cabinet files, (including spanned archives)
- Scanning speed increased
- Improved Hosts-file scan
- Now Ad-Aware and Ad-Watch Use much smaller reference files

Several User Interface improvements
- Improved Graphical UI
- Ad-Aware now supports custom graphical Skins
- More user friendly Plug-in/Extension GUI (Plug-ins and Extensions now shown on separate screens)
- New Scan Result view, includes a scan summary and detailed view
- Ad-Aware now linked to the online TAC database

Multiple New Tweak options
- Unloading of process modules during a scan
- Obtaining command line of scanned processes
- Ignoring spanned cab files
- Permanent archive caching
- Always try to unload modules before deletion
- Disable manual quarantine if auto quarantine is selected
- Write protect system files after repair
- Use gridlines in item lists
- Log file detail section condensed

Several logfile improvements
- Includes support for separate removal logfiles
- Allows adding a Reference summary/index to logfiles
- Logfile contains overall more detailed information

System Requirements


Processor: P166

RAM: Operating system + 24 MB

Hard Disk: 25 MB free space (minimal configuration)

Operating Systems:
Windows 98
Windows 98se
Windows Me
Windows NT4 Workstation
Windows NT4 Server
Windows 2000 Pro
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2003 Server
Windows XP Home
Windows XP Pro
Windows XP (Home/Professional)
Windows XP 64-Bit Edition
Windows Terminal Services

Other: Internet Explorer version 5.5 or higher


Initialization Status
Shows the current definition file loaded in Ad-Aware SE
Details: Shows the details of the current definition file that is loaded

Usage Statistics
Ad-Watch status: Shows if Ad-Watch is loaded or not
Detailed Statistics: Takes you to the screen
Last system scan: Shows the date and time of the last scan
Objects removed total: Shows the total number of objects that have been removed since installation or the statistics have been reset
Total Ad-Aware scans: Shows the total number of scans that have been preformed since installation or the statistics have been reset
Objects in ignore list: Shows the total number of objects that are currently being ignored
Open ignore list: Takes you to the Ignore List manager where the ignored objects can be viewed, restored, or removed from the ignore list
Objects quarantined: Shows the total number of objects that are currently in quarantine
Open quarantine list: Takes you to the Quarantine Manager where the objects in quarantine can be viewed and/or restored. You can also delete old quarantines at your discretion

Status
Status ok Ad-Aware SE initialized: Ad-Aware has been initialized without problems
Warning!
Definition file not found or corrupted!: The definition file could not be loaded. Run WebUpdate to download the latest definition file.
Check for updates now: Opens WebUpdate
Start: Takes you to the Preparing System Scan screen

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