Ad-Aware 2008 Beta released with redesigned interface, Vista compatibility
Spyware beware: Lavasoft has just announced a beta of its popular anti-spyware software Ad-Aware.
Ad-Aware remains one of the most popular free anti-spyware solutions out there, with over 280 million downloads worldwide. That a big, hard to visualize number, but we'll put into context for you: that's four times the downloads of any laughing baby on YouTube.
The new features of Ad-Aware 2008 include:
- New rootkit removal system
- Reduced use of computer memory
- Faster updates
- 64-bit platform support and full Vista compatibility
Actually, we don't love the redesigned interface, which looks like it took some hints from the web 2.0 designers: lots of big round buttons, and text that reflects itself, as if it were sitting at the edge of a still summer pond. That was cool, like, five years ago.
If you want to take a closer look at Ad-Aware 2008, you're in luck: everyone is invited to be a beta tester.
Ad-Aware 2008 is Windows only.