Newest Ad-Aware exposes some users

By Julio Franco
Aug 14, 2004
  1. Earlier this week we reported on Lavasoft's new release of its popular spyware-removal utility, Ad-Aware SE, however a couple of security holes have been found in the initial release of the program, we want to make sure you get up to date. A simple web update will not work, instead you need to download the updated revision of the program version 1.03.

    PC World uncovered the hole when testing Ad-Aware SE Plus v1.02 using a collection of spyware that includes hijackers, miscreant code that redirects the user's Internet start and search pages to a host of unsavory sites. Instead of identifying the hijackers, Ad-Watch was strangely silent and failed to report the changes being made to a spyware-critical section of the System Registry.
  2. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    & this is the perfect example of why you shouldn't use Ad-aware, or any other such solution alone.
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