Ad-Aware 10.3 improves with age

Lavasoft has announced the availability of Ad-Aware 10.3, an incremental update to the classic antivirus tool that delivers small but still worthwhile improvements all across the package.

Installation is now faster and more straightforward, for instance.

The security toolbar has been redesigned, and “checks for updates every few minutes” according to a company blog post on the release.

Extended browsing protection now does a better job of protecting you from phishing and malicious sites, drive-by downloads and more.

And reportedly Ad-Aware 10.3 offers “enhanced real-time protection” and “enhanced 64-bit support”, although precise details on what this actually means seem to be sparse.

What does seem likely, though, is that this will be the last significant update to Ad-Aware 10. The next generation, Ad-Aware 11, is already in the works, sounds (from what we know so far) as though it’s going to be a major step forward both in terms of protection and compatibility, and is scheduled to appear sometime in December.

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