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When I run Ad-Aware SE Personal I get a message saying the definition
file is 16 days old, yet there are no updates available.
Is it time to dump Ad-Aware?
Regards Mike.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Mike,

    NO!

    If that message is troubling you, maybe this will help:

    Launch Ad-Aware, click the Configuration button.

    In the General settings > Definitions you can turn off that warning message or change the number of days to consider the definitions out of date.

    Hope this is useful.

    Zee


    "Mike Cawood, HND BIT" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message news:38qr02F5pr0toU1@individual.net...
    > When I run Ad-Aware SE Personal I get a message saying the definition
    > file is 16 days old, yet there are no updates available.
    > Is it time to dump Ad-Aware?
    > Regards Mike.
    >
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    "oops!!" <notme@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:uo3tbTKIFHA.904@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...

    Mike,

    NO!

    If that message is troubling you, maybe this will help:

    Launch Ad-Aware, click the Configuration button.

    In the General settings > Definitions you can turn off that warning
    message or change the number of days to consider the definitions out of
    date.

    Hope this is useful.

    Zee

    Cheers, I'll try that.
    Regards Mike.
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    "oops!!" <notme@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:uo3tbTKIFHA.904@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...

    Mike,

    NO!

    If that message is troubling you, maybe this will help:

    Launch Ad-Aware, click the Configuration button.

    In the General settings > Definitions you can turn off that warning message
    or change the number of days to consider the definitions out of date.

    Hope this is useful.

    Zee


    "Mike Cawood, HND BIT" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:38qr02F5pr0toU1@individual.net...
    > When I run Ad-Aware SE Personal I get a message saying the definition
    > file is 16 days old, yet there are no updates available.
    > Is it time to dump Ad-Aware?
    > Regards Mike.
    >

    The irritation, from my point of view, is that I have told Ad-Aware to check
    for updates automatically when I access it, and then it tells me my
    definitions file may be outdated but there are no newer ones. Sure, I can
    change the date interval to more than 15 days but shouldn't Ad-Aware know?

    Ken Bland
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    I have to ask whether your current user settings are 'real' or created by
    the malware that you already have on the system!!!

    Ad-Aware go to great lengths to ensure that you only get updates from their
    servers, and if that isn't happening, then you need to ask 'WHY'???


    --
    Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

    Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

    Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

    "Mike Cawood, HND BIT" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:38qr02F5pr0toU1@individual.net...
    > When I run Ad-Aware SE Personal I get a message saying the definition
    > file is 16 days old, yet there are no updates available.
    > Is it time to dump Ad-Aware?
    > Regards Mike.
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    I am getting the same thing, Mr. Paton!! 16 days since the last ones, so am
    turning off the warning thingie. There have been NO updates in 16 days and
    I check it every day. Do you have ones later than these?

    XX Figgs
    "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:eJWWspPIFHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > I have to ask whether your current user settings are 'real' or created by
    > the malware that you already have on the system!!!
    >
    > Ad-Aware go to great lengths to ensure that you only get updates from
    their
    > servers, and if that isn't happening, then you need to ask 'WHY'???
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >
    > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >
    > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
    >
    > "Mike Cawood, HND BIT" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    > news:38qr02F5pr0toU1@individual.net...
    > > When I run Ad-Aware SE Personal I get a message saying the definition
    > > file is 16 days old, yet there are no updates available.
    > > Is it time to dump Ad-Aware?
    > > Regards Mike.
    > >
    >
    >
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    "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:eJWWspPIFHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > I have to ask whether your current user settings are 'real' or created by
    > the malware that you already have on the system!!!
    >
    > Ad-Aware go to great lengths to ensure that you only get updates from their
    > servers, and if that isn't happening, then you need to ask 'WHY'???

    Both my and my kids computer are giving the same report.

    Maybe we've got malware, but we run virus and malware (Spybot and Ad-Aware)
    daily on both machines.

    Still not impossible, of course. They're tricky bastards.

    On the other hand, I checked the Lavasoft site and (if I'm reading this right)
    the most recent definition file (as of 4:40PM EST 04-MAR-2005) is dated
    16-02-2005. That seems to be 18 days to me, but is more or less in line with
    what the program seems to be reporting.

    That 16 day warning is disturbing, because they usually update rather more
    often, but it seems to be the real thing.

    - Bill
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    No new ones here either Heather, mine are dated 16-02-2005 and I usually
    update when Silj gives the nod and from within the program <g>
    Joan

    Heather wrote:
    > I am getting the same thing, Mr. Paton!! 16 days since the last ones, so am
    > turning off the warning thingie. There have been NO updates in 16 days and
    > I check it every day. Do you have ones later than these?
    >
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Joan:

    Those are the latest definition files.
    If one wants to eliminate the prompt or delay it, go into
    General Settings and change the days-amount to a higher number for the
    definitions prompt.
    All in all, no cause for alarm.
    We are happy campers.

    Harry, and not that old after all.


    "Joan Archer" <joanarcher@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:eAk8hQQIFHA.3364@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > No new ones here either Heather, mine are dated 16-02-2005 and I usually
    > update when Silj gives the nod and from within the program <g>
    > Joan
    >
    > Heather wrote:
    > > I am getting the same thing, Mr. Paton!! 16 days since the last ones,
    so am
    > > turning off the warning thingie. There have been NO updates in 16 days
    and
    > > I check it every day. Do you have ones later than these?
    > >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    You are correct - I didn't check the site first, and could not believe that
    they'd leave updates long enough to trigger the warning. Mea Culpa

    The last time they left updates this long, IIRC, was before a major update,
    so that could be the reason this time also.

    --
    Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

    Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

    Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

    "Bill Leary" <Bill_Leary@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:n5WdnWiKk6Y4SLXfRVn-gQ@giganews.com...
    > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:eJWWspPIFHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> I have to ask whether your current user settings are 'real' or created by
    >> the malware that you already have on the system!!!
    >>
    >> Ad-Aware go to great lengths to ensure that you only get updates from
    >> their
    >> servers, and if that isn't happening, then you need to ask 'WHY'???
    >
    > Both my and my kids computer are giving the same report.
    >
    > Maybe we've got malware, but we run virus and malware (Spybot and
    > Ad-Aware)
    > daily on both machines.
    >
    > Still not impossible, of course. They're tricky bastards.
    >
    > On the other hand, I checked the Lavasoft site and (if I'm reading this
    > right)
    > the most recent definition file (as of 4:40PM EST 04-MAR-2005) is dated
    > 16-02-2005. That seems to be 18 days to me, but is more or less in line
    > with
    > what the program seems to be reporting.
    >
    > That 16 day warning is disturbing, because they usually update rather more
    > often, but it seems to be the real thing.
    >
    > - Bill
    >
    >
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    >>> The last time they left updates this long, IIRC, was before a major >
    update, so that could be the reason this time also.<<<<

    I was looking around the Lavasoft Forum and I think you are right.....there
    was a cryptic hint from someone that new stuff would be out very soon.

    Cheers......Figgs


    "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:uLcRwKUIFHA.3628@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > You are correct - I didn't check the site first, and could not believe
    that
    > they'd leave updates long enough to trigger the warning. Mea Culpa
    >
    > The last time they left updates this long, IIRC, was before a major
    update, > so that could be the reason this time also.
    >
    > --
    > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
    >
    > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
    >
    > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
    >
    > "Bill Leary" <Bill_Leary@msn.com> wrote in message
    > news:n5WdnWiKk6Y4SLXfRVn-gQ@giganews.com...
    > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > > news:eJWWspPIFHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > >> I have to ask whether your current user settings are 'real' or created
    by
    > >> the malware that you already have on the system!!!
    > >>
    > >> Ad-Aware go to great lengths to ensure that you only get updates from
    > >> their
    > >> servers, and if that isn't happening, then you need to ask 'WHY'???
    > >
    > > Both my and my kids computer are giving the same report.
    > >
    > > Maybe we've got malware, but we run virus and malware (Spybot and
    > > Ad-Aware)
    > > daily on both machines.
    > >
    > > Still not impossible, of course. They're tricky bastards.
    > >
    > > On the other hand, I checked the Lavasoft site and (if I'm reading this
    > > right)
    > > the most recent definition file (as of 4:40PM EST 04-MAR-2005) is dated
    > > 16-02-2005. That seems to be 18 days to me, but is more or less in line
    > > with
    > > what the program seems to be reporting.
    > >
    > > That 16 day warning is disturbing, because they usually update rather
    more
    > > often, but it seems to be the real thing.
    > >
    > > - Bill
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    While I don't get anything later, I did get an update when I launched
    Ad-Aware today as it said my definitions were 173 days out of date.
    That sounds OK to me. I normally update once a year, whether I need it
    or not.

    ....Alan

    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
    http://dts-l.org/index.html

    In microsoft.public.windowsme.general, "Heather"
    <figgs@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    >I am getting the same thing, Mr. Paton!! 16 days since the last ones, so am
    >turning off the warning thingie. There have been NO updates in 16 days and
    >I check it every day. Do you have ones later than these?
    >
    >XX Figgs
  12. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    LOL! - is it bath day as well?


    --
    Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

    Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
    http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

    Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

    "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    news:gtti21d58k2lul8k0isn5tsm7cojm5i84k@4ax.com...
    > While I don't get anything later, I did get an update when I launched
    > Ad-Aware today as it said my definitions were 173 days out of date.
    > That sounds OK to me. I normally update once a year, whether I need it
    > or not.
    >
    > ...Alan
    >
    > --
    > Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
    > http://dts-l.org/index.html
    >
    > In microsoft.public.windowsme.general, "Heather"
    > <figgs@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >>I am getting the same thing, Mr. Paton!! 16 days since the last ones, so
    >>am
    >>turning off the warning thingie. There have been NO updates in 16 days
    >>and
    >>I check it every day. Do you have ones later than these?
    >>
    >>XX Figgs
    >
  13. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    <lol> He's got one giant bath on his doorstep <g>
    Joan

    Noel Paton wrote:
    > LOL! - is it bath day as well?
    >
    >
  14. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Who needs a bath?
    I swim every day instead.

    ....Alan

    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
    http://dts-l.org/index.html

    In microsoft.public.windowsme.general, "Noel Paton"
    <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote:

    >LOL! - is it bath day as well?
  15. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    <lol> Living where you do I'm not surprised <vbg>
    Joan


    Alan Edwards wrote:
    > Who needs a bath?
    > I swim every day instead.
    >
    > ....Alan
    >
  16. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    On Sat, 5 Mar 2005 00:28:59 -0500, "Heather" <figgs@invalid.invalid>

    >I was looking around the Lavasoft Forum and I think you are right.....there
    >was a cryptic hint from someone that new stuff would be out very soon.

    You have to read between the lines with AdAware - when they offer a
    separate stand-alone cleaner tool (as they have started to do with
    WhenU) it's not always because that malware is too difficult for the
    program to handle natively (as may have been the case with VX2).

    AdAware have crumbled to legal pressure from malware vendors before,
    and will likely do so again. Currently they've pulled detection for
    WhenU and possibly some others. There's talk that these detections
    will be added back in soon, and the dearth of updates may be an
    ongoing waiting game in anticipation of this.

    Moral: Don't rely on just one anti-cm scanner, and backstop these with
    manual tools (HiJackThis, ShellExView, ADSSpy, BHO listers, LSPFix)


    >---------------- ----- ---- --- -- - - - -
    Cats have 9 lives, which makes them
    ideal for experimentation!
    >---------------- ----- ---- --- -- - - - -
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    SE1R29 dated 05.03.2005.

    Zee


    "cquirke (MVP Windows shell/user)" <cquirkenews@nospam.mvps.org> wrote in
    message news:8nll21lgiclm4ojbvo2qct8ei98fa7uupn@4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 5 Mar 2005 00:28:59 -0500, "Heather" <figgs@invalid.invalid>
    >
    > >I was looking around the Lavasoft Forum and I think you are
    right.....there
    > >was a cryptic hint from someone that new stuff would be out very soon.
    >
    > You have to read between the lines with AdAware - when they offer a
    > separate stand-alone cleaner tool (as they have started to do with
    > WhenU) it's not always because that malware is too difficult for the
    > program to handle natively (as may have been the case with VX2).
    >
    > AdAware have crumbled to legal pressure from malware vendors before,
    > and will likely do so again. Currently they've pulled detection for
    > WhenU and possibly some others. There's talk that these detections
    > will be added back in soon, and the dearth of updates may be an
    > ongoing waiting game in anticipation of this.
    >
    > Moral: Don't rely on just one anti-cm scanner, and backstop these with
    > manual tools (HiJackThis, ShellExView, ADSSpy, BHO listers, LSPFix)
    >
    >
    >
    > >---------------- ----- ---- --- -- - - - -
    > Cats have 9 lives, which makes them
    > ideal for experimentation!
    > >---------------- ----- ---- --- -- - - - -
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