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some weeks ago i signed to beta test the new adaware

product free and pro

and ive just recieved an email from lavasoft

they had to stop

any more signings

as they were overhelmed with testing recruits

sixty thousand with in a day of of floating the testing

but as soon as they clear the present ones they will

take more testers

any one here signed up

i thought spybot was the in scanner on this board

tho i have both

they compliment each other

marty

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I never signed up as a beta tester for anything.

I had to remove Spybot as it was crashing my system. I even tried d/l'ing a new copy -- no good, still crashes my system. Must've been some update they added that no longer works with pre-xp computers. :angry:

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If I had a VM, I might be interested, but I don't. Now that I think about it, I don't think I've run Ad-Aware or Spybot in over a year. They were good in their day, but they are only 'ok' against many modern infections.

If you get to test it out marty, let us know what you think!

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I still keep SpyBot, I do like the prompts it gives when installing something. At least I know something won't try to install without my ok. I still believe having a router is the best defense.

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All AdAware or SpyBot found on my PCs were MRUs. I got rid of SpyBot and once a month check with AdAware. Between Panda, Spyware Blaster and CCleaner nothing is ever really loaded on my PC. About once a month I run a HJT scan and compare it to the previous one.

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as i havent been a beta tester in the past

i thought ide try this one out

i never use spybot now

i have it on a bartpe cd

so i dont need to load it onto my sys

i didnt like i when it first came

as it crashed my sys

haveing it on that cd saves me installing it

like some of you adaware just finds mru"s

and tracking cookies

and the reason i keep it

last year i got a phone dialer

through a tracking cookie

and they rang up toll bills $150

but it was my fault as i should have scanned with adaware

now i scane 2-3 times a week

luckly for me my phone compy

let me off with the bill

providing i put a password on my tolls

so i got off light

so ile never uninstall adaware

marty

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I never signed up as a beta tester for anything.

I had to remove Spybot as it was crashing my system. I even tried d/l'ing a new copy -- no good, still crashes my system. Must've been some update they added that no longer works with pre-xp computers. :angry:

JDoors....what os are you running?

I had to shut down Tea Timer in winme to get it to run without crashing my system.

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my neighbor had the same problem with win98se

so as bearskin mentions

says prexp

wasnt so successfull marty

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... what os are you running? ...

I'm still using '98SE. After one update Spybot started acting goofy (freezing for longer and longer periods of time) and eventually crashed. Now it just crashes, I can't run it long enough to update or run a scan (as I said, I even d/l'ed a fresh copy), so it's been uninstalled, never to be seen again.

Both Spybot and AdAware have found the occasional surprise (like dialers - I have NO idea how those things get on here since I am a safe-surfer ... or so I thought). I've always turned off scanning for things that were unimportant to me (like MRU's, I'm the only one that uses this computer so I don't care about things like that, and I have software that automatically deletes cookies I don't choose to keep, so I don't need to scan for those either).

In other words, if either program shows something: IT'S IMPORTANT. Doesn't happen often, but even once is enough, isn't it?

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this is some ting ive posted for quite along time

your cookies are the secret

after i got the phone dialer

i posted at g4 i think

and pete_c

posted and said keep scanning with adaware

but you need to change youe cookie settings

to prompt and block

as dialer plants a pixel on your sys through the cookie

and if you have no way of discovering it will track your surfing

habits

and take over your sys

as what happened to me so i changed

my cookies to block and prompt

and when i get a prompt

i block all prompts

no matter where it is from

and then go back in later and remove the ones

i need

now i scan with adaware

and as some one says

all i get now

is urls

but i trust petes judgment

marty

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I never signed up as a beta tester for anything.

I had to remove Spybot as it was crashing my system. I even tried d/l'ing a new copy -- no good, still crashes my system. Must've been some update they added that no longer works with pre-xp computers. :angry:

Spybot is very CPU intensive.

It's possible that the CPU is overheating, and the system is shutting down to protect the processor.

Are your fans running?

Have you cleaned the interior of the case lately?

Check to make sure the heatsink on the processor isn't loose.

If you don't believe heat can be an issue, check out these threads in the Spybot forums:

Spybot causes shut down

PC crashes while Spybot is running

Spybot wont run

spybot related shutdown

spybot shuts down computer while scanning (Solution - loose heat sink)

Crashing or Shut Down

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