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Old Version of AdAware

Date Released: August 24, 1999
File Size: 304.00 MB
Publisher: Adaware
License: Freeware
Operation Systems: Microsoft Windows
Category: Internet
Versions: 1.0 – 12.30
Last Updated: January 20, 2020
AdAware is a software program that prevents malware (malicious software) and advertising from taking over and annoying you when surfing the internet. Over 350 million Windows users have already downloaded the free Ad Aware.
Lavasoft developed Ad Aware to detect spyware, viruses, trojans, dialers, bots, rootkits, data miners, advertising, browser hijackers and tracking components. Dialers and browser hijackers give access to your internet to other computer users, so you may end up paying for someone’s pleasure or go to websites you don’t intend to visit. Data miners, spyware, rootkits, bots, tracking cookies and other tracking devices, all try to discover your personal information and preferences, so that advertisers can target you specifically. You do not want any of these programs to have free, undetected reign on your computer.
Lavasoft offers one free version, and products you pay for with additional features and enhancements, like active anti-viral software in the latest paid version. You will need to download a previous version of the software if you have Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows ME as your operating system.
All of the versions of Ad Aware 2008 can detect, remove, and repair malware on your computer. Other features include automatic updates, external drive scanning, a rootkit removal system, and scans you can customise to look for particular types of files.
The most popular feature of Ad Aware 2008 is the Ad Watch feature that offers real time protection from intrusive and annoying pop up or flashing advertisements on your computer screen while you are browsing websites on the internet.
You can use Ad Aware 2008 to run a full scan on your computer to detect all the malware. Ad Aware shows a progress window while the scan is working and then displays the results with each detected item’s name, category and a threat analysis index. You can then select which detected items to quarantine, or remove. Some detected items you may deem to be a low risk and will keep. You will probably need to reboot your computer after the scan.
Download Ad Aware 2008 to protect your computer from malicious programs and tracking devices. The free version of Ad Aware 2008 does an excellent job of detecting malware and spyware, and from preventing you receiving unwanted advertising when browsing the internet.