View Full Version : Off Topic: Ad-Aware New Objects Found Record

01-12-2003, 10:04 AM
Just ran Ad-Aware on a mates PC and it found 4203 new objects!

That's gotta be some sort of record?? Most I'd seen before this was about 800.

And he's only had the PC for about 2 months!

01-12-2003, 10:14 AM
holly **** ! :O

that certainly beats any record of mine.

no doubt hes installed every bit of "free" software he can find ;-)

01-12-2003, 10:25 AM
WOW, beats my highest at 356. :)

01-12-2003, 10:27 AM
Wow,Im pretty damn impressed,most ive ever seen on a machine would be around the 400 mark....But that amount is insane.

mark c
01-12-2003, 11:13 AM
That's amazing i ususally get nothing. (but i'm very cautious)B-)

But does an object mean a program?


01-12-2003, 11:26 AM
No, an object can just be a cookie as well.

mark c
01-12-2003, 11:28 AM
Ah right, thanks, and a registry entry or a temp file or yeah I get the idea ta.

Chris Randal
01-12-2003, 12:07 PM
Obviously doesn't use webwasher (http://www.webwasher.com)


01-12-2003, 12:28 PM
and here i was thinking 200 objects found nearly every scan as theres 1200 after 7 scans...but that surely must be a record...

congratulations hehe..even thou the total was for something "bad"

01-12-2003, 01:32 PM
woah !

i had 10 last time, ad aware rocks

i wonder if theres many that it misses? i like lookn at zone alarm see how many times i get ping and noseyed around by ppl,too often!

Wayne H
01-12-2003, 02:33 PM
use adaware then spybot then adaware agin you will suprised at what they both miss the first time

Steve Askew
01-12-2003, 03:26 PM
Congrats :-) It must've been running like a 286?
I found 467 on a mates pc last week.
He went into a local PC shop & told them it was running slow & they sold him 256mb ram ,Unfortunatley ram doesnt get rid of spyware :-(

Cheers Steve

01-12-2003, 03:56 PM
And I thought 169 in 6 months was bad,is he taking on apprentices?')

Susan B
01-12-2003, 08:59 PM
Crikey, how on earth can someone manage to do that?!! :O

Ha, here I was making a song and dance about Spybot finding 20 entries on the Win 98 computer the other day. :p :D

17-02-2004, 12:35 PM
And the Gold medal goes to......

Just run Ad-Aware on another clients PC and found.....

19543 obects !!! :^O

17-02-2004, 01:03 PM
lol, I reformatted one customers computer and her daughters took it home. Had it back 4 days later with them complaining about it being so slow etc. Ran AdAware which they had deleted and discovered 1800 new objects. Not the record but in the time they had it I think it deserves an award of some sort. I found they had saved hotbar, bonzai buddy and various other goodies onto cd but decided to delete AdAware and zonealarm as they thought they were spy programs.

ps the daughters were grounded as a result as I had turned on message monitoring and full history in their IE. Mum saw the cookies and sites visited and to top it off I showed her the messages from msn while they were trying to deny it was them.