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  • 5.0 stars

    "You can't go wrong with this antivirus."

    September 16, 2014  |   By Mad_burnett

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.3.6321

    Pros

    I like this antivirus because it is not a resource hog of a antivirus. It has great protection and has been around since 1988 and is great at protecting people and always has great security.

    Cons

    Haven't found any.

    Summary

    I like it very much.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Favorite antivirus software."

    September 16, 2014  |   By Shall888

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.3.6321

    Pros

    I've used every free anti virus software ever made and none can out perform this one. Best detection and removal I've ever seen in freeware. I've been using it for over a year and have been virus and trojan free the whole time. To top it off, I have bad surfing habits

    Cons

    Sometimes a little slow.

    Summary

    I recommend this antivirus cause you get automatic updates and you get great protection that is fast and safe.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great detection rates."

    September 16, 2014  |   By Dick-liedtke

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.3.6321

    Pros

    1] High detection
    2] Low system usage
    3] Fast scanning speed
    4] Scans web and emails.

    Cons

    1] Download can be long
    2] Interface needs to be updated.

    Summary

    More than good enough if you just want to protect your home computers.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good protection for free."

    September 16, 2014  |   By D75borden

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.3.6321

    Pros

    Easy to set up. Followed the directions, turned on and forgot it was there. Lets you know if it finds something, or else it is invisible. I have not found anything easier to work with and it's free!

    Cons

    No cons for me.

    Summary

    A good basic antivirus.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best antivirus for me"

    September 16, 2014  |   By Pace_Stephanie88

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.3.6321

    Pros

    This is the best antivirus for me.It doesn't even take too much of the computer's memory like others.

    Cons

    I don't see any cons.

    Summary

    This software is helpful during your work,you should have a try,I think you will like it.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "No issues with this"

    September 16, 2014  |   By tylerdwalker

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.3.6321

    Pros

    Didnt really experience any issues with this, it kept my system clean as advertised.

    Cons

    good antivirus software with even better updates

    Summary

    If this software continues to perform well then I might even consider paying for the upgrade.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Must have on my laptop"

    September 16, 2014  |   By HelenKMorris88

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.3.6321

    Pros

    I bring my laptop everywhere... my whole life is in that thing! Can't afford to reformat my drive when it gets infected so I searched for a robust and most importantly - free - antivirus and antispyware software. The one that came most recommended was ad aware by lavasoft. I installed it as a preventitive measure so I haven't seen it deal with any viruses for the last few months since i've installed it. That could only be a good thing the way I see it.

    Cons

    No viruses to report as of late.

    Summary

    What more can I say ? I guess just that it works well from what I can see.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Simplified my life a bit"

    September 16, 2014  |   By TiffanyLSteelman

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.3.6321

    Pros

    between having to worry about the kids running around the house and all my other chores, the last thing I want to do is have to deal with an infected computer. Seeing as how my kids use the computer for their homework and playing games daily, it was enevitable. I called my husband at work for advice, he suggested downloading the software he uses on his work laptop - Lavasoft Ad Aware, which I did. After the first scan and clean it found something like 32 infections! Holy crap ! I feel better knowing this is installed with my kids using the computer every afternoon.

    Cons

    It was actually pretty simple so nothing negative to report

    Summary

    The family computer now runs way quicker and smoother. Wasn't all that hard to figure out how to use. I'd recommend this !

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  • 3.0 stars

    "nice little product"

    September 16, 2014  |   By HenryJLandrum

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.3.6321

    Pros

    its a workhorse/bodyguard for my computer which desperately needs it. I've seen it all from pop ups and slowdowns to boot times that took forvever! Thankfully most of that has been dealt with thanks to ad aware free

    Cons

    haven't used anything that works better

    Summary

    Reliable up to now so no complaints.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Pure speed!"

    September 16, 2014  |   By gavinlanwar

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.3.6321

    Pros

    MAn, this thing is super quick at scanning my entire computer, really impressed !

    Cons

    I'll wait to comment on this till I see a virus made it through

    Summary

    Nice clean look, and crazy fast scanning!

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