MessageAdAware was not updated for a while, as they prepared to release the new version. Possibly this delay in supplying updates lost them some business. I think the new version is now as good as any and I have found it most effective. JMHO James :-) ----- Original Message ----- From: James Maki To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx I am not an expert but subscribe to many newsletters. The concensus seems to be that Spybot - Search and Destroy is a better program. There was quite a bit of discussion that Lavasoft left users high and dry for six months without an update to their Ad-Aware software.