[Dshield] FYI: We lose a security tool, AdAware sells out (my opinion)

Aaron Lewis aaron at adldatacomm.net
Fri Jan 27 04:03:17 GMT 2006

I just looked into this and it all seems fine to me. All they said was they
are allowing Google to include the product in the Google Pack. Which you can
add or remove and component you want. I don't really see an issue here.
AdAware will still be available from Lavasoft


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Subject: [Dshield] FYI: We lose a security tool,AdAware sells out (my

Bad news from AdAware the (was) best adware finder and evicter we had.
Now they have teamed up with Google and a few other spyware suspects to
become the "Google Pack"
Reminds me of the old saying "when you lay down with dogs, you get up with

Big commercial interests strike again.

The story right from Lavasoft news which came, by surprise,along with the
spyware library update.

Edited by Mel to remove commercial links.

Helsinki, January 10, 2006

Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition Included as Part of Google Pack
Alongside the Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition, the Google Pack includes:

 Adobe Reader 7
 Firefox with Google Toolbar
 GalleryPlayer Wallpapers
 Google Desktop
 Google Earth
 Google Pack Screensaver
 Google Talk
 Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
 Norton Anti-Virus 2005 Special Edition
 Real Player

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