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    Good Day to all, i hope you have a nice one

    Ad-Aware Defunct?, Free, Way-Cool Desktop "Search Bar",+another bad one:MS

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    Well, not exactly Ad-Aware--- the free and excellent spyware-remover from LavaSoft.

    But LavaSoft itself seems to be gone:

    Their web site at http://www.lavasoft.de/ spewed file and server "not found" messages for a week,

    and now gives only a generic "Hier entsteht eine neue Internetprasenz!" (or, loosely, "Here comes a new site...".)

    You can still get the software from a variety of download sites (see
    http://www.google.com/search?q=ad%2Daware ) but the parent company may be dead.


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    Free, Way-Cool Desktop "Search Bar"

    Plus! reader Patrick Deal, at the ripe old age of 19, already is a
    pretty good programmer. He's developed a free custom search bar for your
    desktop that lets you instantly access any of 6 major search engines
    without having to first open your browser. Here's how he describes it:

    Search Bar is a little program I created because I hated
    having to open a new browser window, go to a search engine
    site, wait for it to load and then do my search. Search Bar is
    a little window that sits on top of all your windows to give
    you quick access to many different search engines. It comes
    with 6 popular search engines (Altavista, Excite, Google,
    HotBot, Lycos, and Yahoo), but you can add almost any engine
    you want. You can minimize the program to an icon in the
    system tray for quick access to the Search Bar.

    At first, Search Bar was a simple program I created to make my
    personal searches quicker and easier. Then I read an issue of
    the Langa List that talked about search engines and quicker
    ways to search. After reading that, I realized that since my
    program had made my searches easier and quicker, it could do
    the same for others.

    Aside from being a pretty good programmer, Patrick also is generous: He
    polished his code and told me I could offer it to you, for free.

    I have his Search Bar running on my desktop now. Minimized, it shrinks
    to almost nothing as a magnifying-glass icon in the "tray" over by the
    clock. But even maximized, it presents a small, clean UI that takes up
    hardly any space. You type what you want to search for, select which of
    6 search engines you wish to use, and click the search button. In a
    flash, Search Bar opens your browser, switches to the search engine of
    your choice, and feeds in the search terms. It's incredibly useful.

    Note that you are likely to experience delays in downloading this
    software due to the anticipated high volume. SearchBar was first offered
    to the LangaList Plus! subscribers about a week ago, and is still
    available to them via the speedier Plus! private site. (Plus! sign-up: http://www.langa.com/plus.htm. Plus! subscriber login: http://www.langalist.com/plus/ )

    Public download: http://www.freetune.com/sb/sb.htm

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    It's another bad one:

    Last week, Microsoft acknowledged that an "incorrect MIME header can
    cause IE to execute E-mail attachment" with the result being that your
    system would "run code of attacker's choice." Yikes.

    Anyone running IE 5.12 or 5.5 needs the patch available at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec...n/MS01-020.asp

    There also are some manual workarounds (such as turning off File
    Downloads for the affected Security Zones). The above link will bring
    you to a full explanation, as well as to the download link for the
    patch.

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    regards minir

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    Originally posted by blebs99:
    Ad Aware is now back and running! New version 4.6 is out also and they're working on version 5.0! check it out minir, it just came back up a little bit ago. www.lavasoft.de
    must be down again

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    Sorry Tekelberry and minir: It was there and is down again. They will return because they had even posted that they were glad to finally have the site back up and running.
    Don't know what the trouble is right now, just keep checking. It will be up sooner or later. Like I said in my other post in Security forum, I got version 4.6 and they are working on releasing version 5.0.
    I hate when sites make me look like a liar, but what can I do besides have you check it now and then. prey521 got a copy too!

    [ 04-06-2001: Message edited by: blebs99 ]
    Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces people into thinking they can't lose. -Bill Gates

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    Hi blebs99

    thanks for the update. it appears that maybe AdAware will be ok but the parent Co. are in trouble

    lets hope it works out as it's a fine product.

    take care

    larry

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    Ad Aware is now back and running! New version 4.6 is out also and they're working on version 5.0! check it out minir, it just came back up a little bit ago. www.lavasoft.de
    Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces people into thinking they can't lose. -Bill Gates

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    Lavasoft is up and running this morning! It's 6:40 a.m. edt and I just got more set up files for ad aware 4.6 in case the site should go back down!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces people into thinking they can't lose. -Bill Gates

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    AdAware 4.6 is up & running. 4-6 7:35am.

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    Good Morning

    blebs99, tekelberry & keeper

    hope your having a good one.

    thanks for the update. just went there and downloaded 4.6

    the lavasoft site is out though. it's the one in trouble i guess.

    thanks again

    regards minir

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    Cool

    Hi bb_Nemesis nice to meet you

    you are more than welcome.

    you do run into some different items out there in the vast universe of the web huh!

    take care

    minir

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    thanks minir

    that search bar is kool

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