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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very effective."

    July 21, 2014  |   By War_cox

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    Hardly any impact on my computer's speed or effeciency in running multiple programs side by side, even though protection is always on. Oh yeah, it also kills viruses as soon as they're detected.

    Cons

    None to date.

    Summary

    I am very much impressed by its effectiveness.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great job, great price!"

    July 21, 2014  |   By Sharpe_Ruth

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    I have been using this for 5 years or more. Works great for me. It is alot easier on the system than the top ones and it comes packed with premium features.

    Cons

    It needs a new look.

    Summary

    A bit ugly but does a great job.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Set it & forget it solution."

    July 21, 2014  |   By Saltymark

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    1.ease of use 2.least amount of hassle 3. real time protection 4.really does the job of protecting a pc pretty good.

    Cons

    Don't want another toolbar.

    Summary

    It's a relief knowing that ad-aware is installed on my PC.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "That AV available at the moment."

    July 21, 2014  |   By Darryllllll76

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    The best free antivirus for a gaming PC, fast scans and overall protection is enough for a home user. Download this program if you wan't speed, stability, and Security at the same time.

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now.

    Summary

    Perfect for my personal use.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Free antivirus is very good."

    July 21, 2014  |   By Robbievazquez

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    No complications with viruses or faulty program errors. It works silently in the back round. Nice extra features.

    Cons

    Have had no problems at all.

    Summary

    Keeps your PC clean and running without interference.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Lightweight & good detection."

    July 21, 2014  |   By rayhjohn68

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    Everything! The automatic updates and live protection. Its effective watch on the system and the fact that it tells you what it has blocked and the potential dangers. The best performing AV for free!!!

    Cons

    I couldn't find anything wrong.

    Summary

    Catches everything.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Used Lavasoft Ad-aware to eliminate adware."

    July 20, 2014  |   By ejism

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    Quick download. Thorough scan.

    Cons

    Ad-Aware found multiple adware and other viruses and Trojans. One problem. When I hit the clean button to quarantine the bad guys, Ad-Aware accomplished it's goal by deleting my entire user folder!! Nothing was left. Folder empty!! I ended up doing a system restore, which I wanted to avoid. I was able to retrieve basic user folders, but most personal files are gone. Some were backed up, but not all, that's on me.

    Summary

    Want to save some time and money? Keep a back up of your system and when you get a virus, do like Ad-Aware and just delete all of your files. "Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out!" Nice. I do not recommend this product.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "My personal favorite."

    July 20, 2014  |   By Wens_Jacobo

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    Easy to configure and use. Habitual and automatic updates ensure constant protection. It checks emails and websites for threats. Basically secured from all angles.

    Cons

    No cons at all.

    Summary

    Good product. Worth a try.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "As good as paid programs."

    July 20, 2014  |   By Lonnie85Jones

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    I have it on 3 pc's because it does what it's supposed to do. I recomend to everyone. If you need more. Try the pro version.

    Cons

    The interface needs a makeover.

    Summary

    Works well without dragging down my system.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "A very efficient way to protect the computer."

    July 20, 2014  |   By Tyjeff

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    Just like many other programs of this type it takes much of the worry and concern when utilizing the web. Anti-virus software is a must today and this antivirus comes with all the basics.

    Cons

    Safe browsing blocks too many websites.

    Summary

    Does as expected for a free program.

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