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Type of Program: Spyware Detector/Remover
Supported Platforms: Win 95/98/2000/ME/NT
Company Name: LavaSoft
Version: 4.51
Price: Freeware
Installed Size: 658 kb


Extracted from the official Radiate homepage:

"Maybe your audience hears it - Maybe they don't. But what if you could whisper in their ear, talk to them, know them?

Now that's power. Real power.

Discover that power through software advertising. That's right, software. Users want it and we give it to them for free. In exchange, they give us information about themselves that you can use to target your market . . . "

I agree with Lavasoft: I want to make up MY OWN mind.

I've reviewed Ad-Aware before, when version 4.02 came out. Well, the good folks at Lavasoft have upgraded the software and it deserves another look.

To begin with, Ad-aware detects more types of spyware (Adware, Alexa, Aureate v1.0,2.0 and 3.0, Comet Cursor v1.0 and v2.0, Cydoor, Doubleclick, DSSAgent, EverAd, OnFlow, Flyswat, Gator, TimeSink v1.0, v2.0, and v5.0, Web3000 and Webhancer), can be started from a scheduler, and can create logfiles automatically. It's also now Windows NT compatible. The registry scan has been improved, and you can set Ad-Aware to run minimized in the background and run automatically at Windows startup.

I have now used Ad-Aware for four months without incident.

I recommend Ad-aware and give it a five star rating!

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Angelene

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