Newest Ad-Aware exposes some users

By on
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.

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.