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  • 5.0 stars

    "Any viruses will be prevented"

    March 30, 2015  |   By Sherhills

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    After paying for Norton for so long I decided to try Ad-aware and I must admit, my computer seems to running better. The protection is always on and whenever I scan my computer I get a lot more results than previously.

    Cons

    I've been using Ad-aware for a few months now and have zero complaints.

    Summary

    I've tried a lot of different free (and paid) AV's, and this one is top notch.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Runs well. Catches viruses"

    March 30, 2015  |   By ChattyyAsh

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    I had this annoying pop-up that wouldn't go away until I used this. So far so good. Didn't have any trouble installing it and using it was very intuitive. My computer runs better now : )

    Cons

    Slows down start-up a little bit.

    Summary

    My personal choice for antivirus protection.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "You will not regret it."

    March 30, 2015  |   By Winez91

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    The IT guy at work told me to get this. It works just like he said. I don't know too much about but computers so I really like how easy it is to use. I was able to scan and find what was messing up my computer.

    Cons

    None that i care to list.

    Summary

    It's simple. The interface is logical.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good AV, even better price!"

    March 30, 2015  |   By T-speid

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    Mcafee ran out and I tried a couple of other programs but they just slowed down my computer. Finally had to re-install windows and the guy at the shop suggested ad-aware. It's to use and my computer isn't super slow when I scan it. It even warns me when I'm clicking on something I shouldn't.

    Cons

    Some false warnings.

    Summary

    Keeps viruses out like it's supposed to.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Better than other similar products."

    March 30, 2015  |   By J67morg

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    Last few version of ad-aware were shotty at best but this new Ad-Aware is perfect! The game mode feature is incredibly practical and makes the whole program extremely subtle. Also worth mentioning the real time protection just works perfectly.

    Cons

    nothing bad to say.

    Summary

    I like this anti-virus I think its gotten better.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The Best Free Protection I found."

    March 30, 2015  |   By Willie-datrout

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    The detection rate, speed and low on resources. These are all strong points. It's also filled with useful features for complete protection.

    Cons

    No cons so far, other than their bad GUI. I guess..

    Summary

    Every bit as good as paid for anti virus programs.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple & effective !!"

    March 30, 2015  |   By Qckster

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    -Easy to set up and use.
    -Can detect threats unnoticed by regular antivirus

    Cons

    -Didn't find any..

    Summary

    A great product for regular PC users.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Does a good job."

    March 29, 2015  |   By Millianmc94

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    Good design and protection. Easy to use and doesn't bog down computers like other virus softwares. 4 years now and had not had a virus with this software.

    Cons

    False positives and slow scanning.

    Summary

    A good solution for your security when you don't want to pay for an antivirus.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "You don't even notice it."

    March 29, 2015  |   By Dekatrousa

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    So far, I am very pleased with how it operates in the background and does not hangup the whole computer. I also like the interface and the options that you get with the free version.

    Cons

    Haven't noticed anything yet.

    Summary

    Very Pleased with it.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Detected all of the trojans."

    March 29, 2015  |   By Stoltzfusssd

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    The price is great and I couldn't expect better protection. My teenagers have picked up viruses, but nothing Ad-Aware couldn't clean up.

    Cons

    Not a hitch from install to finish

    Summary

    I recommend that everyone should give it a try.

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