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New AdAware (Free) out.
April 2, 2002 9:37 PM   Subscribe

New AdAware (Free) out. Not associated with them in any way, shape or form. But it's still one of the best spyware killers out there.
posted by Samizdata (8 comments total)

 
YES! thanks for the heads-up.
posted by mcsweetie at 9:41 PM on April 2, 2002


Gimme them ol' doubleclick cookies, gimme them ol' doubleclick cookies...
posted by y2karl at 10:39 PM on April 2, 2002


Don't forget refupdate which keeps the reference files up to date.

429 components found on a single machine. Do I win anything?
posted by grahamwell at 3:01 AM on April 3, 2002


The "I download everything and always click yes" award, is hereby awarded to you. :)
posted by canoeguide at 4:57 AM on April 3, 2002


Aw.. but who can resist those free offers from Gator, and that cute little Bonzi Buddy, no desktop is complete without it!

You're just jealous.
posted by grahamwell at 5:07 AM on April 3, 2002


I actually just use it to keep tracking cookies cleaned up. Although some people really need help. Had a friend call me, mentioning problems with his cable connection. After some talking and nailing it down to stack issues, I suggested he grab a copy of AAW. He had 160+ "components" on his machine. It broke a couple of apps, but his machine ran much better from then on.
posted by Samizdata at 5:38 AM on April 3, 2002


I just ran across AdAware for the first time the other day. I was cleaning up a former co-worker's laptop for my use. He'd downloaded and installed all kinds of crap, and the machine was really slow. I uninstalled the dozen MP3 rippers and players he'd installed and all the other stuff, then ran AdAware which got rid of some spyware. Now the laptop runs much faster. Surprise.

I confessed to my IT guy that previously, I'd not understood why many IT departments don't give users the privileges necessary to install software on the user's own desktop machine, but now I understand such policies. I realize I'm very conservative with what I install, and I always go through and turn off all the options for sending data back to the mothership.

Samizdata: Use Mozilla. It has a cool feature with cookies. When you set it to alert you about cookies being set, the yes/no dialog has a 'remember this decision' checkbox. Once you've denied a cookie, from, say, DoubleClick, it'll remember your decision and continue to deny them without prompting you again.
posted by tippiedog at 8:26 AM on April 3, 2002


Use Mozilla. It has a cool feature with cookies. When you set it to alert you about cookies being set, the yes/no dialog has a 'remember this decision' checkbox.

A very similar feature is in IE 6 too.
posted by selton at 10:11 AM on April 3, 2002


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