Sites spread mis-information about Ad-Aware

Whats more annoying, not posting the news and being one of few tech sites not to carry the "scoop" or actually researching the news and finding it to be untrue, unfounded and non news-worthy yet compelled to set straight the mis-information spread around by others.

ANYWAY we were mailed a couple of days ago that Lavasoft Ad-Aware was going to be cancelled, Spyware weekly website carried the bold message Stop using Lavasoft's Ad-aware on Christmas Day no less. Now I use this program myself so I dug around a bit to see if it was true. It wasn't true, after looking at their support forums Lavasoft had posted a response the same day as Spyware Weekly's bold statements. (I have to add they neglected to ask Lavasoft beforehand why the project seemed neglected) Ad-Aware is not dead and version 6 is coming very soon. All's good I thought.

Needless to say some of our affiliates and sources didn't bother to research this in the same manner I do (and expect all Neowin news staff to) so they posted the mis-information that has been doing the rounds for 2 days now.

We want to set the record straight. Lavasoft Ad-Aware is NOT a dis-continued product in fact Ad-Aware 6 will be released Jan-Feb 2003 (Jan for registered users, Feb for Freeware users like me) I hope we were able to clear that up here at Neowin.

View: The original story @ Spyware Weekly

View: Response at Lavasoft Support Forums

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