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lanirae

#1
I use lavasofts adaware and ccleaner religiously on my XP machines....BUT can
I use those with vista???? anyone know for sure?
thanks
Lana
 

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#2
Hi lanirae,

I use CCleaner on x64 Vista all the time without problems. Ad-Aware has a new version for the x32 Vista. The x64 version is suppose to be comming sometime soon, I hope.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

EDIT: Forget Ad-Adware, they must have changed it from the last time I looked.
 
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David A. Spicer

#3
From the Lavasoft site:

Note: Ad-Aware 2007 is not Vista ready. All valid licenses will be upgraded
to the Vista compatible version for free upon release.
----------
Useless Invention: AC adapter for solar calculators.



"brink" <brink.2t0xia@no-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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>
> Hi lanirae,
>
> I use CCleaner on x64 Vista all the time without problems. Ad-Aware
> has a new version for the x32 Vista. The x64 version is suppose to be
> comming sometime soon, I hope.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Shawn
>
>
> --
> brink
>
> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
> '_www.Vistax64.com_' (http://www.vistax64.com/www.Vistax64.com)
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Romane

#4
"David A. Spicer" <vista_ultimate_fan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> From the Lavasoft site:
>
> Note: Ad-Aware 2007 is not Vista ready. All valid licenses will be
> upgraded to the Vista compatible version for free upon release.
> ----------
> Useless Invention: AC adapter for solar calculators.
>
>


Well, that depends. I have it, it did not work properly (as you said, not
Vista ready), but every time I poked the Update button, it found an
"upgrade" and installed it. Now, though it works, it is incompatible with
Aero, Vista changes everything to Vista Basic, and automatically goes back
to normal when AdAware is shut down. I think the "upgrade" was actually a
downgrade.

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Ryan Hayward

#5
"Romane" <romane@miscellanie.com> wrote in message
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>
> "David A. Spicer" <vista_ultimate_fan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uoDBZ%237uHHA.4572@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> From the Lavasoft site:
>>
>> Note: Ad-Aware 2007 is not Vista ready. All valid licenses will be
>> upgraded to the Vista compatible version for free upon release.
>> ----------
>> Useless Invention: AC adapter for solar calculators.
>>
>>

>
> Well, that depends. I have it, it did not work properly (as you said, not
> Vista ready), but every time I poked the Update button, it found an
> "upgrade" and installed it. Now, though it works, it is incompatible with
> Aero, Vista changes everything to Vista Basic, and automatically goes back
> to normal when AdAware is shut down. I think the "upgrade" was actually a
> downgrade.
>
> R.


It menntions something about the aerro theme on Adaware's website.
I'm pissed mate, so wish I could heap you further but check it out.
You may mind it thnere.
I really shopuld log off. :-)
 

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lanirae

#6
thanks... I might add that I use the FREE versions.....does that make a
difference?
I have norton internet security and it says it catches spy files...but
everytime I scan it finds one lonely cookie. Ccleaner and adaware always
found tons of stuff.

I am so sick of upgrading and adding new software to run on vista.... jeesh
I had a compatability problem with my back up files on my Money 95 and also
with Quickbooks and ended up buying the newest versions of both. It's been
spend spend spend since spending the bucks on the new vista computer!


"brink" wrote:

>
> Hi lanirae,
>
> I use CCleaner on x64 Vista all the time without problems. Ad-Aware
> has a new version for the x32 Vista. The x64 version is suppose to be
> comming sometime soon, I hope.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Shawn
>
>
> --
> brink
>
> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
> '_www.Vistax64.com_' (http://www.vistax64.com/www.Vistax64.com)
> *Please post feedback to help others.*
>
 

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Brink

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#7
thanks... I might add that I use the FREE versions.....does that make a
difference?
I have norton internet security and it says it catches spy files...but
everytime I scan it finds one lonely cookie. Ccleaner and adaware always
found tons of stuff.

I am so sick of upgrading and adding new software to run on vista.... jeesh
I had a compatability problem with my back up files on my Money 95 and also
with Quickbooks and ended up buying the newest versions of both. It's been
spend spend spend since spending the bucks on the new vista computer!
Lanirae,

I would uninstall Norton. It has a lot of issues with Vista.

The free versions are just as good as the paid ones. They just do not have some of the more convenient features as the paid ones have. I would also use Windows Defender to. Make sure that the real-time scanning is turned on for better protection. See this link below for details:

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/69601-windows-defender-notification.html?ltr=W

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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Lanirae

#8
thanks for the info!

"brink" wrote:

>
> lanirae;366201 Wrote:
> > thanks... I might add that I use the FREE versions.....does that make a
> > difference?
> > I have norton internet security and it says it catches spy files...but
> > everytime I scan it finds one lonely cookie. Ccleaner and adaware
> > always
> > found tons of stuff.
> >
> > I am so sick of upgrading and adding new software to run on vista....
> > jeesh
> > I had a compatability problem with my back up files on my Money 95 and
> > also
> > with Quickbooks and ended up buying the newest versions of both. It's
> > been
> > spend spend spend since spending the bucks on the new vista computer!
> >
> >

>
> Lanirae,
>
> I would uninstall Norton. It has a lot of issues with Vista.
>
> The free versions are just as good as the paid ones. They just do not
> have some of the more convenient features as the paid ones have. I would
> also use Windows Defender to. Make sure that the real-time scanning is
> turned on for better protection. See this link below for details:
>
> 'http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/69601-windows-defender-notification.html?ltr=W'
> (http://tinyurl.com/35u82q)
>
> Hope this helps,
> Shawn
>
>
> --
> brink
>
> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
> '_www.Vistax64.com_' (http://www.vistax64.com/www.Vistax64.com)
> *Please post feedback to help others.*
>
 

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Ryan Hayward

#10
Yes, Windows Defender is kick-ass for spyware.
Ever since I've been using it, my other antispyware program have had nothing
to get rid of. :-)


"Lanirae" <Lanirae@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> thanks for the info!
>
> "brink" wrote:
>
>>
>> lanirae;366201 Wrote:
>> > thanks... I might add that I use the FREE versions.....does that make a
>> > difference?
>> > I have norton internet security and it says it catches spy files...but
>> > everytime I scan it finds one lonely cookie. Ccleaner and adaware
>> > always
>> > found tons of stuff.
>> >
>> > I am so sick of upgrading and adding new software to run on vista....
>> > jeesh
>> > I had a compatability problem with my back up files on my Money 95 and
>> > also
>> > with Quickbooks and ended up buying the newest versions of both. It's
>> > been
>> > spend spend spend since spending the bucks on the new vista computer!
>> >
>> >

>>
>> Lanirae,
>>
>> I would uninstall Norton. It has a lot of issues with Vista.
>>
>> The free versions are just as good as the paid ones. They just do not
>> have some of the more convenient features as the paid ones have. I would
>> also use Windows Defender to. Make sure that the real-time scanning is
>> turned on for better protection. See this link below for details:
>>
>> 'http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/69601-windows-defender-notification.html?ltr=W'
>> (http://tinyurl.com/35u82q)
>>
>> Hope this helps,
>> Shawn
>>
>>
>> --
>> brink
>>
>> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
>> '_www.Vistax64.com_' (http://www.vistax64.com/www.Vistax64.com)
>> *Please post feedback to help others.*
>>
 

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Spirit

#11
Ryan thats because your other spyware probably already eliminated a lot of
the junk.
Defender is better than nothing and not much better than that..... and I am
not an MS
hater..... it is however just another not quite fully functional MS add-ins.

"Ryan Hayward" <rghayward@upnaway.com.au> wrote in message
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> Yes, Windows Defender is kick-ass for spyware.
> Ever since I've been using it, my other antispyware program have had
> nothing to get rid of. :-)
>
>
> "Lanirae" <Lanirae@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1533EC73-FD43-4700-8677-2CE2D0BC0B3E@microsoft.com...
>> thanks for the info!
>>
>> "brink" wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> lanirae;366201 Wrote:
>>> > thanks... I might add that I use the FREE versions.....does that make
>>> > a
>>> > difference?
>>> > I have norton internet security and it says it catches spy files...but
>>> > everytime I scan it finds one lonely cookie. Ccleaner and adaware
>>> > always
>>> > found tons of stuff.
>>> >
>>> > I am so sick of upgrading and adding new software to run on vista....
>>> > jeesh
>>> > I had a compatability problem with my back up files on my Money 95 and
>>> > also
>>> > with Quickbooks and ended up buying the newest versions of both. It's
>>> > been
>>> > spend spend spend since spending the bucks on the new vista computer!
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>> Lanirae,
>>>
>>> I would uninstall Norton. It has a lot of issues with Vista.
>>>
>>> The free versions are just as good as the paid ones. They just do not
>>> have some of the more convenient features as the paid ones have. I would
>>> also use Windows Defender to. Make sure that the real-time scanning is
>>> turned on for better protection. See this link below for details:
>>>
>>> 'http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/69601-windows-defender-notification.html?ltr=W'
>>> (http://tinyurl.com/35u82q)
>>>
>>> Hope this helps,
>>> Shawn
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> brink
>>>
>>> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
>>> '_www.Vistax64.com_' (http://www.vistax64.com/www.Vistax64.com)
>>> *Please post feedback to help others.*
>>>

>
 

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Chewie

#12
"lanirae" wrote:

> thanks... I might add that I use the FREE versions.....does that make a
> difference?
> I have norton internet security and it says it catches spy files...but
> everytime I scan it finds one lonely cookie. Ccleaner and adaware always
> found tons of stuff.
>
> I am so sick of upgrading and adding new software to run on vista.... jeesh
> I had a compatability problem with my back up files on my Money 95 and also
> with Quickbooks and ended up buying the newest versions of both. It's been
> spend spend spend since spending the bucks on the new vista computer!
Can I suggest that when your Norton subscription runs out (wouldn't like you
to not use what you have paid for!), you completely uninstall it (they have a
removal tool on their suport site that I would recommend running after the
uninstall/reboot) and switch to an internet security package from Kaspersky
or possibly Outpost.
Kaspersky is widely regarded as the best complete package on the market.
 

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Chris Game

#13
On Sat, 5 Jan 2008 18:39:00 -0800, Chewie wrote:

> Kaspersky is widely regarded as the best complete package on the
> market.
Although such statements should be treated with suspicion, it's
certainly what PC-Pro says.

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