Stop using Ad-Aware for Spyware removal - UPDATED
According to this article, Ad-Aware is no longer being supported or updated for new spyware. From the article:
I truly hate that it has come to this. Lavasoft's Ad-aware used to be a fine product. Not only was it the only free solution for finding and destroying advertising spyware, it was also a good program. However, Lavasoft has abandoned Ad-aware 5.83. Support is still offered at their support forums and via email, but the program is no longer being updated to handle new spyware targets. In fact, I feel that it is necessary to recommend to everyone that they simply remove Ad-aware version 5 entirely. Using it in its current, unupdated form can be, and has been proven to be dangerous.
Ad-aware has not had a reference file update since September 24. I've personally submitted over a dozen new spyware/hijacker targets and lord knows how many updates to old spyware/hijackers. Other developers on my private mailing list update when new targets are submitted to them. Lavasoft has not.
So if you're using Ad-Aware, switch to something else like the free SpyBot S&D that's updated more frequently, according to the article (I have them both installed).
UPDATED: Apparently the guys on spywareinfo.com were full of crap. Lavasoft has plans to release version 6.0 of their software next month, according to this Lavasoft forum post.