Ad-Aware 8.0 is the latest version of Lavasoft’s industry leading anti-spyware solutions. Ad-Aware 2008 allows you to combat the growing threats and latest advancements of malicious spyware and malware. Building on 10 years of advanced malware detection, Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition provides comprehensive malware protection without loading down your system’s resources, bringing you the core competence you need to stay safe online.
With behavior-based threat detection and integrated real-time monitoring, Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition focuses on core consumer security needs. Instead of adding layers of bells and whistles - thereby slowing your computer and scans down - we have decided to focus on what really matters. Anniversary Edition provides advanced threat protection, and is significantly lighter and faster than our previous versions.
Ad-Aware 2008 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 2008 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.
New and Improved Features:
• Integrated Ad-Watch Live! Real-time Protection. Each edition of Ad-Aware now includes an integrated version of the Ad-Watch real-time monitor – no more loading Ad-Watch as a separate tool!
o Ad-Watch Live! Basic in Ad-Aware Free includes real-time process protection to suspend suspicious files and block malicious processes that try to start or run on your system in order to prevent further integration into your PC.
o Ad-Watch Live! Advanced in Ad-Aware Plus boosts your security with process protection and registry protection, including behavior-based heuristics scanning.
o Ad-Watch Live! Expert in Ad-Aware Pro offers our highest level of protection – including process, registry and network protection, as well as behavior-based heuristics scanning.
• Behavior-based Heuristical Detection. Extra Sensory Protection in Ad-Aware Plus and Pro let’s you go a step beyond detecting known threats – heuristical detection finds and blocks unknown and emerging threats by analyzing the process and assessing its behavior.
• Extensive Detection Database. Ad-Aware Plus and Pro versions now detect over 2 million known threats, with continuous pulse updates to guard your privacy against new cyber attacks.
• Radically Improved Resource Efficiency. The new version provides ultimate resource efficiency with dramatic improvements to the strain on your system's resources. The memory use of the Beta has been tested at a minimum of 15 times lower than your existing Ad-Aware version!
• Customizable Profile Scans. Easily create and save personalized scan profiles so Ad-Aware only scans areas that you select. Save time by scanning areas where known malicious programs are located, or choose from 13 different sections to scan, including critical sections, folder selection, only executables, compressed files, and the Windows registry.
• Lavasoft SmartSet. Get started quickly and easily by using Lavasoft SmartSet, included in each version of Ad-Aware. Based on expert recommended settings, automatically configured settings for scans and recommended actions for found infections make detection and cleanup effortless. No need to stress – Ad-Aware is good to go.
• Detect, Remove AND Clean. A step beyond simply detecting and removing malware, Ad-Aware intelligently cleans your system by removing all traces of the infection.
• Lavasoft AutoStart Manager. The AutoStart Manager in Ad-Aware Pro keeps your computer running efficiently with easy control over what programs start when your computer does – reducing the toll on your system that occurs when unnecessary programs are running.
• Pin-Point Scanning. Easily identify whether suspicious files are safe or malicious - right-click any file or folder to perform an immediate Ad-Aware scan or to submit it to ThreatWork for analysis.
• Tray Application. Conveniently receive notifications and alerts and easily control Ad-Aware without running the full user interface.
• Background Scan Mode. Save resources by closing Ad-Aware while scanning your computer – keep working while a scan is performed.
• Full Integration with Windows Security Center. Get Ad-Aware protection and status notifications through the Windows Security Center.
• Easy to Download, Install and Use. Effortlessly maneuver the complexities of malware detection and removal with our new, polished user-friendly interface.
Size : 33 MB