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Type of Program: Spyware Detector/Remover
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/2000/ME
Company  Name: LavaSoft
Version: 5.6
Price: Freeware
Installed Size: 862 kb


I've told you about Ad-aware before (versions 4.02 and 4.5, I believe).  Version 5.6 is much better!

Ad-aware scans your computer's memory, registry, and hard drives for  spyware components (Alexa, Aureate, Comet Cursor, Cydoor, Doubleclick,  DSSAgent,EzUla, Expedioware, EverAd, Flyswat, Gator, Gratisware, HotBar,  NewDotNet, OnFlow, TimeSink, Transponder, Web3000, and Webhancer). The  software then shows a list of its finds and allows you to remove them  from your system. Version 5.6 now supports the removal of EzUla,  Expedioware, and Transponder modules, as well as allowing you to  "exclude" spyware modules you want to keep.

I downloaded, installed and have used Ad-Aware ver. 5.6. The software  is very uncluttered, clear and easy to use. Remember, some ad-supported  software might not work after running Ad-aware; if you're using Windows  2000, check the software's website for further information. If you've  used previous versions of Ad-aware, please uninstall and delete the  previous folder before installing version 5.6.

I highly recommend Ad-aware, and "free" is a price I can afford! Try it  today!

Note:  This was recieved on January 14, 2002:
You are currently exhibiting on your web site a description of the Ad-aware
software that is no longer accurate (
<> ). We are concerned
because your now out-of-date description says (paraphrasing) that "Ad-aware
detects and removes spyware software such as NewDotNet." As you may know,
the NewDotNet software is not "spyware" and consequently, Ad-aware has
modified the Ad-aware software so that it no longer labels or removes
NewDotNet as spyware. We believe your web site's now incorrect description
of the Ad-aware software is damaging our business. Consequently, we ask
that you use the updated description ( in lieu of the one you are
currently using.

Please do not hesitate to contact our legal department if you have any
questions. Our General Counsel may be reached at 818 385 2006.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Leonard A. Amabile
Director of Customer Care, Inc.


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