Ad-Aware 2007 Beta 4

Ad-Aware 2007 is the latest version of Lavasoft's industry leading anti-spyware solutions. Ad-Aware 2007 allows you to combat the growing threats and latest advancements of malicious spyware and malware. Ad-Aware 2007 protects you from spyware that secretly takes control of your computer, resulting in aggressive advertising pop-ups, sluggish computer activity and even identity theft through stolen private information. We give you the tools to detect hazardous content on your computer, clearly identify their threat level, and then give you the control to remove unwanted content, so that your private information remains right where it should - under your control. Lavasoft's advanced Code Sequence Identification (CSI) technology roots out deeply hidden malware and then searches for similar codes in order to identity emerging variants. Ad-Aware 2007 thoroughly scans your memory, registry, Hosts file, hard, removable and optical drives for known data-mining, aggressive advertising, parasites, scumware, keyloggers, trojans, dialers, malware, browser hijackers, and tracking components.

Ad-Aware 2007 Features

* Fully redesigned engine – provides optimal productivity with fast scans and top resource efficiency

* Advanced Code Sequence Identity technology – results in better detection of deeply imbedded and emerging malware
*Enhanced Detection Database – protects Ad-Aware 2007 users from moremalware, with incremental and automatic updates resulting in fastdownload times
* New graphical user interface (GUI) - easy tonavigate for beginners while maintaining advanced options forexperienced users and businesses
* Automatic scans and Web Updates– the all-new scheduler allows you to set a personalized schedule forautomatic scans and definition file updates
* Ad-Watch TrackSweep –this new feature erases tracks left while surfing the Internet on IE,Firefox and Opera, in one easy click of a button
* Ad-Watch Connect – provides users with advanced protection as an additional shield against hijackers and identify theft
*Hosts File Editor – allows users to add, delete or make changes to theHosts File to create Web navigational shortcuts and block specificsites
* Multiple Browser Support – Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera
*System Restore Point – provides a system restore point, particularlyvaluable for computer users who may have deleted a file in error duringcleanup of their system

Download: Ad-Aware 2007 Beta 4 shareware
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I think that's really crazy when all someone has to complain about is the gui! Who gives a rats a** what it looks like as long as it works. In fact, I'll take a plain jane/ugly looking gui to a overly bloated "pretty" gui anyday.

Just installed the new version. Absolutely NO DIFFERENCE between this version and old version, except can not connect to update!! Adaware is nothing more than a cookie/mru checker anymore anyway. Very seldom use it.

GUI design and usability are VERY important. If I can't figure out how to use a feature then that feature is pretty much useless, is it not?

An effective GUI design can completely change a customer's opinion of a product, and conversely a horrible GUI design can render a product virtually unusable.

FYI, there is an entire business sector that focuses on usability, GUI design, and graphics design.

Lavasoft clearly has never heard of or used these services though. x)

Nazgulled said,
I don't like the GUI, could have been more clean and with a more modern look... it's too bulky for my taste.

I try not to add comments when I simply agree to a comment, but I must in this situation because it's so bad.

qbie said,

the GUI reminds me so much of some of those fake anti-spyware apps.

I agree and the whole GUI a massive step in the wrong direction.