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Offline Curious

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Hallo Landzdown

I just wonder if Ad-Aware SE Personal
(Or Ad-Aware 2007)
is good on Firefox ?

As I have seen it only support Internet Explorer´s Homepage
(Not Firefox, Safari and so on ...)

And I have notiched that IE´s "tracking Cookies" are found fine -
But the same 3. parts cookies from Safari or Firefox are not descovered -

(At least on my Vista PC)

So - Is it any good to other Browsers then IE ?

Best Wishes
Curious

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Re: ? Is Ad-AwareSE Personal / Ad-Aare 2007 good on Firefox Browser ?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2007, 11:45:26 AM »
These days AdAware is less than desired.  In my opinion there are other better programs.  AdAware HAD it's day and the day is gone.
http://lists.thedatalist.com/pages/New_Links.htm   check this out.
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Re: ? Is Ad-AwareSE Personal / Ad-Aare 2007 good on Firefox Browser ?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2007, 12:03:18 PM »
These days AdAware is less than desired.  In my opinion there are other better programs.  AdAware HAD it's day and the day is gone.
http://lists.thedatalist.com/pages/New_Links.htm   check this out.

 :stupid: Yes ?!?
And What Programs Is Better Then ?
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Re: ? Is Ad-AwareSE Personal / Ad-Aare 2007 good on Firefox Browser ?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2007, 12:13:55 PM »
Well "I think" every computer should have Spyware Blaster and Spybot Search and Destroy on them.  But this is my opinion!
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html  Spybot is found here.   http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html and Spyware Blaster is found here.  Read about them and see what you think?  They are really quite good. And did I mention, FREE?!
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Re: ? Is Ad-AwareSE Personal / Ad-Aare 2007 good on Firefox Browser ?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2007, 12:34:57 PM »
These days AdAware is less than desired. 

Do you think there is anything detrimental about using Ad-Aware in conjunction with other programs (on IE)?  I usually run SpywareBlaster, Spybot S&D, Ad Aware and AVG AntiSpyware, and every once in a while Ad Aware picks up something that the other programs miss.

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Re: ? Is Ad-AwareSE Personal / Ad-Aare 2007 good on Firefox Browser ?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2007, 04:11:36 PM »
Well ya' see, I strictly use FireFox and only use IE when Coupon Prints are browser choosy, so.....?
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Re: ? Is Ad-AwareSE Personal / Ad-Aare 2007 good on Firefox Browser ?
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2007, 04:44:21 PM »
Well "I think" every computer should have Spyware Blaster and Spybot Search and Destroy on them.  But this is my opinion!
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html  Spybot is found here.   http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html and Spyware Blaster is found here.  Read about them and see what you think?  They are really quite good. And did I mention, FREE?!
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Thank You for the link to Spyware Blaster & Spybot ...
I´ll look on them tomorrow and try :mitch:
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Re: ? Is Ad-AwareSE Personal / Ad-Aare 2007 good on Firefox Browser ?
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2007, 06:35:08 PM »
Hey Curious  :)

Quote from: Curious
So - Is it any good to other Browsers then IE ?

I can't answer that question directly as I am no longer using AdAware, but do use SpywareBlaster (doesn't use computer resources, updates only once/month or so, and adds some protection for tracking cookies in Firefox).

I have been using Spybot S & D version 1.4 for quite awhile, and continue to do so as an on-demand scanner.  They have recently also released a new version 1.5.  Info describing the new features of 1.5 can be found here > http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd15/index.html

AVG Anti-Spyware detects tracking cookies in Firefox.  It's a free 30 day trial of the paid version which provides real-time protection & auto updates.  After the 30 days, you loose those 2 features, but can continue to use it as an on-demand scanner.  Info here > http://free.grisoft.com/doc/download-free-anti-spyware/us

Cookies are more a privacy issue, which I control by dumping all except the ones I choose to keep, through my settings in Firefox. When I close FX, cookies are gone.

               


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Re: ? Is Ad-AwareSE Personal / Ad-Aare 2007 good on Firefox Browser ?
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2007, 04:43:37 AM »
Hey Curious  :)

Quote from: Curious
So - Is it any good to other Browsers then IE ?

I can't answer that question directly as I am no longer using AdAware, but do use SpywareBlaster (doesn't use computer resources, updates only once/month or so, and adds some protection for tracking cookies in Firefox).

I have been using Spybot S & D version 1.4 for quite awhile, and continue to do so as an on-demand scanner.  They have recently also released a new version 1.5.  Info describing the new features of 1.5 can be found here > http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd15/index.html

AVG Anti-Spyware detects tracking cookies in Firefox.  It's a free 30 day trial of the paid version which provides real-time protection & auto updates.  After the 30 days, you loose those 2 features, but can continue to use it as an on-demand scanner.  Info here > http://free.grisoft.com/doc/download-free-anti-spyware/us

Cookies are more a privacy issue, which I control by dumping all except the ones I choose to keep, through my settings in Firefox. When I close FX, cookies are gone.

               


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Re: ? Is Ad-AwareSE Personal / Ad-Aare 2007 good on Firefox Browser ?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2007, 08:04:43 PM »
Quote from: Lena
Do you think there is anything detrimental about using Ad-Aware in conjunction with other programs (on IE)?  I usually run SpywareBlaster, Spybot S&D, Ad Aware and AVG AntiSpyware

Last year I used all the same 4 together with no problems on XP Home.  However, with the latest versions of these programs, I have re-evaluated which version, and how many will work nice together on my computer.

Excluding the former in your list, SpywareBlaster, which should pose no problems for conflicts w/ any security program I am aware of, the concern for conflict is with the real-time/active protection of the others being active/on at the same time:
Spybot S & D (Tea-Timer)       free
AdAware  (Ad-Watch)            costs
AVG AS (Resident shield/Guard) free during 30 day trial, then costs

Today I read at the Lavasoft support forums:
"Note: Ad-Aware SE Personal will be expiring Dec. 31, 2007".  As we are recommended only to use a scanner with the latest updates, it would be detrimental to continue to use that version of Ad-Aware after it is no longer being provided updates by the vendor.

If you are already using Ad-Aware2007 w/ no errors, or update problems, then my only other recommendation would be to choose to "quarantine" any on-demand scan results, as opposed to immediately "deleting or removing".  Once in quarantine, it can do no harm, and you have the opportunity to "undue" or restore (a possible false positive) if for some reason you experience problems.  After 1-2 weeks of no ill effects, then cleaning out your quarantine folder should be safe. 
I personally quarantine (some vendors use different terms) items found in an on-demand scan, with all my security programs, if available.  Exception being cookies, which are always safe to delete.

Quote from: Lena
and every once in a while Ad Aware picks up something that the other programs miss.

Historically, for me, the "something" AdAware used to pick up was:

MRU's.  Until I turned that level of scanning off w/in AdAware.
Most Recently Used is a term used in computing to refer to the list of programs or documents which were last accessed. It can be of convenience since it allows you to quickly see and access the last few used files and documents, but if you are concerned w/ others not seeing what you have been doing on your puter, i.e.privacy, the choice is yours. 

Cookies.  In my maintenance routine, before I use any scanner, I clean all the cookies I don't want to save, temp internet files, temp files, etc., as it speeds up the scanning process (less stuff to scan).

So you might want to take notice of the "something" that AdAware is picking up, and see if it is of value in combination with your other scanners.

The reason I re-evaluated the combination of these 3 scanners, had to do with the newer versions of AVG-AS & Adaware2007, adding a background process, that the previous versions didn't have, say, 12 mos ago, when I used them as on-demand scanners only.  The more processes running in the background, the increased potential for slowing down your computer.  You can find information online to "control" or disable all or part of what is running in the background, but I didn't want to futz with it.

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Re: ? Is Ad-AwareSE Personal / Ad-Aare 2007 good on Firefox Browser ?
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2007, 04:16:32 PM »
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  are recommending the FREE version of "SUPERAntiSpyware", available from
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  SpywareBlaster as my antiSPYWARE/antiTROJAN "Defense" .
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