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To all of you people who have downloaded the "free" version of Ad-aware 6.0 did you also get Adwatch with it?

 

I'm asking to see if I have the free version, or not :blushing: (I paid for

the plus version, and I'm curious)

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I have the free version, and it tells me I have to upgrade to the plus version to use Ad-watch. :)

Edited by BongPig

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:mrgreen: Well okay then!!

 

In Adwatch, you get:

1. Lock up start up sections in your registry

2. Block possible browser hi-jack attempts

3. Block suspicious processes

4. Lock executable file associations

 

That is assuming you open it and run it in the task bar. I just found those features :blink:

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I'm not too sure if I like the new version of Ad-Watch. I have tried to open several websites that there is no reason for it to block, but it does. For example, last night my wife came in and asked me to look up www.kviq.com, a website for our local TV news station, and Ad-Watch blocked it. So I thought ok, this is just like the Hotmail thing. I'll just go edit the "sites.txt" file, and remove that site from the list. But it wasn't there. I had to turn off blocking just to get to the site. It's supposed to block ads, not entire websites.

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Ax you can adjust ad ad watch settings, go to settings>tweak>ad watch. There you make changes for ad watch

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Volt,

 

Yep. I'd have to agree with ya there. Even though I have the Plus version, with Ad-Watch turned off, it's the same as the standard free version. :)

 

Joe,

 

I know I can tweak it. But I have an ad blocker that does other things as well, so I don't need Ad-Watch running. So I just turned it off.

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I've found the same thing... I think it blocks a "legitimate" site if the site tries to open a pop-up ad immediately on loading, or has tracking "bugs" on the page (you know, the little 1x1 pixel clear gif files for tracking). Seems to me basically like it blocks a page if it finds "too much objectionable ad-related crap" on the page! :blink:

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I would agree with that, except for the fact that the KVIQ Action News 6 website has no popups, no webbugs, no porn, and nothing objectionable in any way... There aren't even any ads other than those for TV shows on the station. In other words, it's a typical TV station website.

 

But what's odd is that there's no visible reason for it to be blocked, yet it is, and since it's address is not in the "sites.txt" file, I can't see why or how is it blocked... I searched my "sites.txt" file for www.kviq.com, or kviq, and it's not there. Weird...

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I just got another email from Lavasoft.....what the heck is this?! :blink:

(I appreciate the fact that I'm included in on the "new stuff", but I don't

have a clue) .............

 

 

Dear Customer,

 

We are announcing the release of a new build of Ad-aware (0162),

a new reference file (included), a new Plugin, and several new language

packs. Included in this update are the following updated and new

targets:

 

Updated:

NetworkEssentials (Smartpop),

BDplugin,

WurldMedia,

Netsetter

New:

Searchsquire Version 1,

Searchsquire Version 2,

A new generic browser hijacker

 

We are pleased to announce an all-new Plugin called LSP Explorer

that will enhance the functionality of Ad-aware by providing the

user with the ability to view and manage installed Layered service

and name space providers. You can obtain a copy of this and our

other Plugins here:

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