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#1 linuxcity

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 10:38 AM

Software Update 8.1.2
Released November 18th, 2009

Change log:
  • Fixed - Issue that registry rules are not saved in Ad-Watch.
  • Fixed - Crash after registeration.
  • Fixed - Minor issue with the scan progress bar.
  • Fixed - Process protection so that suspicious processes is blocked after timed-out.
  • Fixed - Scan freeze with Norton installed on the system.
  • Fixed - Hanging on startup for some users
  • Fixed - All notification will be suppressed when GUI is in simple mode.
  • Added – New Genotype definitions file format.
  • Added – New detection method targeted at rogues.
  • Added – Logging for users who’s scheduled scans are not saved.


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Posted 20 November 2009 - 11:54 PM

Hi all,

This thread will be used to post details about software update information for our users of Ad-Aware 8.1. These are updates to your software program itself (different from definition updates) and often includes bug fixes and improvements.

Since these are announcements only, this thread is read only. Should you have questions or need assistance with a particular update, please post a new topic in this forum and someone will be along to assist when possible.
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Posted 18 December 2009 - 07:10 PM

Software Update 8.1.3
Released December 17, 2009

This update won't have noticeable effect to the program as almost all the changes this time are back end fixes so Ad-Aware users should not notice any differences. However there might be some decreases on the GUI launch time.

http://lavasoft.com/...ware-813-update

The latest version of Ad-Aware is 8.1.3. To check which version you are using click the 'About' button at the bottom right. In the window that opens you can see the version number just below Ad-Aware. If you are using an older version just click 'web-update' to download and update to the latest version.

The main fix in this latest version is a decrease in the GUI launch time.


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Posted 28 January 2010 - 03:36 PM

Software Update 8.1.4
Released January 27, 2010

Ad-Aware 8.1.4 change log:

* Updated Anti-Virus Engine for Plus/Pro version
* Minor GUI fixes

Note: Some users may experience download troubles due to the size of this update.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 03:57 PM

Software Update 8.2
Released February 15, 2010

Ad-Aware 8.2 change log:

http://lavasoft.com/...ts-new-features

* New! E-mail Scanner - Keeps you safe from malicious attachments and images in your e-mail.

* New! Ad-Watch Live! Files – Blocks malicious files from entering your system, and alerts you to malicious files already on your PC.

* New! Rootkit Removal System - Deep level rootkit technology that uncovers and destroys hidden threats, detecting both user-mode and kernel-mode attack techniques.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 04:48 PM

Ad-Aware 8.2.1 Released

This morning the Ad-Aware 8.2.1 software update was released. This update includes:

* Improved whitelisting for Ad-Watch
In cases where Ad-Watch detects files or processes as being suspicious, but users want to run the software anyway, Ad-Watch now has improved whitelisting capabilities, allowing these users to make exceptions for these programs.

* Ad-Watch Files turns itself off when incompatible software is found
Incompabilities between the Ad-Watch Files module, introduced in 8.2, and similar functionality in other security software has caused some systems to freeze up. This functionality looks for incompatible software and deactivates the Ad-Watch Files module if it detects any on the user's computer.
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:52 PM

Software Update 8.2.2
Released March 30, 2010

http://lavasoft.com/...date-to-adaware

Today we released an update to Ad-aware that includes the following:

* Windows Security Center

The Windows Security Center used to indicate that you were out of protection, even though Ad-Watch was in fact running; this has now been fixed. As an added bonus, you should now be able to turn Ad-Watch on from the Security Center as well.

* Ad-Watch Modules Stay Turned Off

The issue where Ad-Watch modules would re-enable themselves automatically has now been resolved.

* ESET NOD32 Incompatibility Detection

The incompatibility check now properly detects ESET NOD32 on 64-bit systems.

To retrieve this update, click the Webupdate button in Ad-Aware or from the Start Menu in All Programs->Lavasoft->Ad-Aware->Ad-Aware Updates
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 04:09 AM

Software Update 8.2.3
Released May 11, 2010

An Ad-Aware software update has been released. The contents of the update can be seen below.
  • Visual Studio 2010
    A fix for an issue that made Ad-Aware crash when installing Visual Studio 2010.
  • AV Definitions
    Update to the way incremental updates are applied for the definitions
  • Cleanup of Old Update Files
    Functionality that cleans up old update files when they are no longer needed.
To retrieve this update, click the WebUpdate button in Ad-Aware or from the Start Menu in All Programs->Lavasoft->Ad-Aware->Ad-Aware Updates

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:43 PM

Software Update 8.2.4
Released June 4, 2010

http://www.lavasoft....date-to-adaware

We have just release an update to Ad-Aware.

It includes:
- Updates to Threatwork statistics gathering.
- Added contributors to the about box.
- Added a scan log before cleaning takes place.

To retrieve this update, click the Webupdate button in Ad-Aware or from the Start Menu in All Programs->Lavasoft->Ad-Aware->Ad-Aware Updates
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Posted 15 June 2010 - 04:13 PM

We have released an update to Ad-Aware 8.2 (8.2.5)

What's in the update:

* Updates to scan statistics.
* Added Mozilla Thunderbird to whitelist.
* Adjusted the size of the configure proxy dialog.
* Fixed crash in configure proxy dialog.
* Fixed text overlap when switching from simply to advanced mode.
* Fixed profile switching back to default profile in scheduler.
* Several stability fixes.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:52 AM

Software Update 8.2.6
Released June 29, 2010

http://www.lavasoft....date-to-adaware

Software update 8.2.6 was released today. June 29, 2010

It includes:

A fix for a bug affecting detection of cookies
When scanning for cookies, the bug caused the cookie scanner to stop before looking through all locations where cookies are stored. The bug affected only cookie detection, and it only occurred on some systems.

To retrieve this update, click the Webupdate button in Ad-Aware or from the Start Menu in All Programs->Lavasoft->Ad-Aware->Ad-Aware Update
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 02:36 PM

Software Update 8.3.0
Released July 7, 2010

http://www.lavasoft....aware-is-here-0

• Ad-Aware Free now includes anti-virus - giving you the power to protect yourself online like never before.

• Ad-Aware Total Security - a new addition to the Lavasoft product lineup, featuring all-in-one PC protection and optimization.

Ad-Aware Internet Security
In keeping with Lavasoft’s vision that every computer user has the power to control their individual privacy and security on the Internet, we bring an important change with this new release: Ad-Aware Free now offers complete malware protection “ including real-time anti-virus and anti-spyware protection, and a rootkit removal system “ still completely free of charge for home users, with no strings attached.
Ad-Aware Pro, the paid version of Ad-Aware Internet Security, offers multi-layered protection and more advanced control.

Ad-Aware Total Security
We are also proud to introduce a brand new security solution to the Lavasoft product line-up “ Ad-Aware Total Security “ an all-in-one security solution that you can depend on to keep you and your family safe online, while keeping your PC running efficiently.

Ad-Aware Total Security combines industry-leading malware detection and removal power with multiple layers of additional protection for complete security and PC health, including a firewall, anti-phishing, identity theft protection, anti-spam, parental control, backup, data recovery, system tuning, and more “ giving you and your family the power to work and play online with total peace of mind.

For more information on the new Ad-Aware, please visit Lavasoft.com or check out the Ad-Aware Comparison Chart:

http://www.lavasoft....rison_chart.php

Already have a valid Ad-Aware license? If you have a valid Ad-Aware license, update to the new version free of charge by clicking ‘Update now’ on the update screen that loads when you startup Ad-Aware. You can also update to the new version through the Lavasoft Support Center by following these three steps:

1. Log-in to the Support Center and download Ad-Aware from the download link option in the "My downloads" menu.

2. Start the installation. The previous version will be automatically uninstalled before installing Ad-Aware.

3. Ad-Aware will recognize your previous license information and the new features will be activated automatically when the program is started.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 10:56 PM

Software Update 8.3.1
Released August 11, 2010

We have published a software update, information below:

Archive Scanning:
Some changes have been made to the archive scanning, improving Ad-Aware's ability to find malware within archives.

Updated whitelist:
A number of trusted programs have been added to the Ad-Aware whitelist, making sure that they are not detected.
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 05:01 AM

Software Update 8.3.2
Released September 2, 2010

This update contains a fix for a scan crash people have been receiving when scanning archives.
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 06:46 AM

Software Update 8.3.3
Released September 8, 2010

Archive Scanning
A fix for an archive scanning bug causing crashes on some systems.

Window not Closing
A fix for an issue that prevented the Ad-Aware window from closing properly when you shut down the application from the Notification Area (tray) icon.
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Posted 01 October 2010 - 03:40 AM

Software Update 8.3.4
Released September 30, 2010

While most users had their archive scanning crash fixed with a previous update, this update was made to address those still outstanding.
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Posted 04 November 2010 - 07:04 AM

Software Update 8.3.5
Released November 3, 2010

Updated Version of Anti-Virus Engine
The new version brings improvements to the way definition updates are applied, and should make updates significantly faster

Your computer will need to be restarted for the update to have full effect.

Fix for Ad-Watch Issue
A fix for an issue where the Ad-Watch Registry and Network modules would be partially activated in Ad-Aware Free.

Fix for Scheduler Crash
A fix for an bug where Ad-Aware would crash in the Scheduler on some systems.

Crash fix (BSOD)
Fix for a bug that in extremely rare cases could cause system crashes.
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