Jump to content


Photo

New Definitions Update


  • Please log in to reply
35 replies to this topic

#1 debba1

debba1

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts

Posted 01 August 2008 - 02:32 PM

I am a Windows ME user and am trying to manually update the definitions for Ad-Aware SE 1.06r1. Can someone please tell me step-by-step how to update this file? I've also seen the phrase "extract to" used. I'm not sure how to 'extract to' so I also need a step-by-step on that part also.

Please help.

Thanks.

#2 Jaheira

Jaheira

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts

Posted 01 August 2008 - 04:59 PM

Forget it! None of the definitions files have worked with 98/ME since the middle of May. If you unzip the file into the correct place and fire up AAW SE, it'll throw up an error. Your only option is to grab the final file to work with 98/ME (Gelert's the man to ask if you want it, and I think he's pretty legit ;) ). But it's not a very wise idea as you'd be using a defintions file over two months out of date.

Better to switch to a product from another company that still supports 98/ME such as:- There are a few more out there, but be careful as many are bogus. The above two were the favoured products amongst those of us still using a dinosaur OS!!

Edited by Jaheira, 01 August 2008 - 04:59 PM.


#3 hank

hank

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts

Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:18 PM

I've been manually updating successfully from the link for SE.

Today it shows a new update (SE1R277) definition file available, but when I download that, the ZIP file actually contains an older (SE1R275) update from July 31st.

That's actually older than my previous (SE1R276) definition file.

What's up? Just slow replacing the file online there at the download link?

(no, I can't change up from SE, it's not my computer, sigh)


EDITED --- the update is now updated, shows 8/6 timestamp.
Thank you.

Edited by hank, 06 August 2008 - 11:50 PM.


#4 Percival

Percival

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts

Posted 11 August 2008 - 06:01 AM

I came to this forum today, and now I see why Ad-Aware SE does not find any updates!
I had expected Ad-Aware to inform me if I had to install a newer program version?!

I never used the program on a regular basis, anyway. I think last time I tried to run it was around Easter time.

Now I must download the new version. ;)

#5 hank

hank

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts

Posted 11 August 2008 - 05:59 PM

...

Now I must download the new version. :)


Yep. They quit doing it for us a few months back.
But I'm very grateful they're still making the files available, for manual install.

Is there a notice board anywhere, or email available, to warn that there's a new update for us stuck in SE yet?
I don't always remember to check every day here.

#6 forwardthought

forwardthought

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts

Posted 11 August 2008 - 08:34 PM

heres weird my SE just updated the easy way.

when did they start having the update button work again?

I thought we had to go to the download page and add the file to the folder manually.

#7 forwardthought

forwardthought

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts

Posted 11 August 2008 - 08:36 PM

SE is so much easier to use than the 2008 version. In fact I think 2008 is a step backwards with a non-userfriendly GUI.

I know they want to look pretty but man cant they just stick with what works.? I have had nothing but problems with 2008 and am going to uninstall it.

#8 Jaheira

Jaheira

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts

Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:13 PM

SE is so much easier to use than the 2008 version. In fact I think 2008 is a step backwards with a non-userfriendly GUI.

I know they want to look pretty but man cant they just stick with what works.? I have had nothing but problems with 2008 and am going to uninstall it.

But SE is two generations out of date and no longer supported, so therefore unable to deal with new/emerging spyware threats.

Better to have an ugly product that can protect you than something pretty that doesn't!

#9 gelert

gelert

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 215 posts

Posted 12 August 2008 - 05:48 PM

Better to have an ugly product that can protect you than something pretty that doesn't!


Women, eh... :o
XP Pro SP3; ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite v8.0.059; WinPatrol Plus v15.9.2008.5; SpywareBlaster v4.1;
Spybot S&D v1.6.0.31 (TeaTimer Disabled); Piriform CCleaner v2.15.815; MBSA x86 v2.1; WICU rubbish;
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe; AMD Athlon Newcastle 64 Processor 3500+; Sata RAID 1 (Mirror) 70Gb Raptors;
Corsair XMS3200 2GB 2x1024MB DDR CAS2; Asus Probe II, and Cool n'Quiet enabled in BIOS.
A little blue thing that goes "Whoop" on alternate Tuesdays.
43-byte ASCII input MD5 = 9e107d9d372bb6826bd81d3542a419d6 = "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
05 August 2008: ex-SE Plus user; ex-AdAware 2008 Plus user. "So long, and thanks for all the fish...."

#10 Jaheira

Jaheira

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts

Posted 13 August 2008 - 05:54 AM

Women, eh... :rolleyes:

Well how are you Gelert, old bean!?

Still got defs247.zip held closer to your chest than a poker player with a Royal Flush!?!?! :o

#11 gelert

gelert

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 215 posts

Posted 13 August 2008 - 05:45 PM

Well how are you Gelert, old bean!?

Still got defs247.zip held closer to your chest than a poker player with a Royal Flush!?!?! :)

Nah - I've moved on... :)
XP Pro SP3; ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite v8.0.059; WinPatrol Plus v15.9.2008.5; SpywareBlaster v4.1;
Spybot S&D v1.6.0.31 (TeaTimer Disabled); Piriform CCleaner v2.15.815; MBSA x86 v2.1; WICU rubbish;
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe; AMD Athlon Newcastle 64 Processor 3500+; Sata RAID 1 (Mirror) 70Gb Raptors;
Corsair XMS3200 2GB 2x1024MB DDR CAS2; Asus Probe II, and Cool n'Quiet enabled in BIOS.
A little blue thing that goes "Whoop" on alternate Tuesdays.
43-byte ASCII input MD5 = 9e107d9d372bb6826bd81d3542a419d6 = "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
05 August 2008: ex-SE Plus user; ex-AdAware 2008 Plus user. "So long, and thanks for all the fish...."

#12 hank

hank

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts

Posted 14 August 2008 - 04:26 PM

New SE definitions file SE1R278 12.08.2008

#13 Artin

Artin

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts

Posted 14 August 2008 - 06:35 PM

Forget it! None of the definitions files have worked with 98/ME since the middle of May. If you unzip the file into the correct place and fire up AAW SE, it'll throw up an error. Your only option is to grab the final file to work with 98/ME (Gelert's the man to ask if you want it, and I think he's pretty legit :D ). But it's not a very wise idea as you'd be using a defintions file over two months out of date.

Better to switch to a product from another company that still supports 98/ME such as:-

There are a few more out there, but be careful as many are bogus. The above two were the favoured products amongst those of us still using a dinosaur OS!!

Dear Jaheira:

Many thanks for your reply and suggestions. I really appreciate your assistance. I very much liked your last paragraph, quote: The above two were the favoured products amongst those of us still using a DINOSAUR OS!!! unquote. I have some very close Canadian friends who still :) prefer the "Dinosaur" operating systems! ^_^

Sincerely,
A. Avedissian, L.A., USA

#14 hank

hank

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts

Posted 19 August 2008 - 01:55 PM

Ack, new definitions file supposedly available for SE now
should be SE1R280
19.08.2008

That's the timestamp on the ZIP file, but the content is the 14.08.2008 prior definition file.
Tried it twice, same both times.

Waiting ....

#15 hank

hank

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts

Posted 19 August 2008 - 09:23 PM

...
Waiting ....

Ahem. Waiting _patiently_

Still getting another copy of the same old the August 14th update, zipped inside what's supposed to be the August 18th update.

#16 hank

hank

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts

Posted 20 August 2008 - 12:02 AM

OK, the ZIP file now contains the latest update

#17 hank

hank

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts

Posted 21 August 2008 - 11:02 PM

New again today for SE:
SE1R281
21.08.2008

#18 hank

hank

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts

Posted 25 August 2008 - 10:28 PM

New again for SE 8/22
SE1R282
22.08.2008

#19 Jaheira

Jaheira

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts

Posted 26 August 2008 - 01:09 PM

New again for SE 8/22
SE1R282
22.08.2008

hank, have you ever though about taking a job as a human ticker tape?!!? ;) :D

#20 gelert

gelert

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 215 posts

Posted 26 August 2008 - 04:50 PM

hank, have you ever though about taking a job as a human ticker tape?!!? ;) :D

Aw, ignore him Hank.

Jaheira's only jealous 'cos he can't use SE any more... ;)
XP Pro SP3; ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite v8.0.059; WinPatrol Plus v15.9.2008.5; SpywareBlaster v4.1;
Spybot S&D v1.6.0.31 (TeaTimer Disabled); Piriform CCleaner v2.15.815; MBSA x86 v2.1; WICU rubbish;
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe; AMD Athlon Newcastle 64 Processor 3500+; Sata RAID 1 (Mirror) 70Gb Raptors;
Corsair XMS3200 2GB 2x1024MB DDR CAS2; Asus Probe II, and Cool n'Quiet enabled in BIOS.
A little blue thing that goes "Whoop" on alternate Tuesdays.
43-byte ASCII input MD5 = 9e107d9d372bb6826bd81d3542a419d6 = "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
05 August 2008: ex-SE Plus user; ex-AdAware 2008 Plus user. "So long, and thanks for all the fish...."




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users