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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works fine for me!"

    December 19, 2014  |   By Relaxissaa

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

    Pros

    Has detected absolutely ever piece of malware to date without much effort, quarantines everything on contact and lets me know how severe that file its notifying you about is. Scan time is darn quick and it adds almost no extra load on my computer or tablet. Ad Aware is very user and resource friendly.

    Cons

    not a darn thing

    Summary

    Happy I didn't pay $70 to Norton for the year and opted for Ad Aware instead. No regrets!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Quick threat removal"

    December 19, 2014  |   By FlirtyPeta

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

    Pros

    Very trusty over the years with a great virus shield and effective removal of any threat. Stable, convenient and mostly automated .

    Cons

    Great software, nothing bad to say about it

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  • 5.0 stars

    "No confusion, very easy to use"

    December 19, 2014  |   By Scanderous

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

    Pros

    I like that Ad Aware loads up almost instantly at startup and is very easy to configure. I like that anyone in my family can use it which makes it easily manageable. I also really like that it's free but Im getting more and more interested in the pro version.

    Cons

    Can I leave this blank ?

    Summary

    Theres never any confusion with Ad Aware, it just works!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Zero ads & zero viruses"

    December 19, 2014  |   By Framouthsky

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

    Pros

    Long time user and never have any issues with Ad Aware. It's always quick to act and very dependable. Gaming mode is a great feature too because it lets you suspend automatic updates and scans so that you can focus more on your computer usage.

    Cons

    Met all my needs so yea...

    Summary

    Don't see how anything can break through Ad Aware's guard

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very good but not excellent"

    December 19, 2014  |   By Inticratus

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

    Pros

    Pretty looking, quick downloads, sped things up, scans are easy to do and you can even schedule them.

    Cons

    Hate that CNET bundled Ad Aware with its downloader

    Summary

    Close to flawless, but still could use some improvement. I like it overall though.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "it's a beast!"

    December 19, 2014  |   By BuddyBugsy

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

    Pros

    just plain works! Never crashed my computer like Panda did and computer behaves more fluidly with quicker response time. the program itself is highly functional and can deal with a multitude of malware.

    Cons

    Been months and still no complaints

    Summary

    99.999% effective so far and still going strong. Only 1 false positive which isnt bad at all!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great first impression"

    December 18, 2014  |   By freshaim19

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    1 week so far and everything looks good. 2 viruses were found within the first day which is pretty shocking considering Windows Defender wasn't able to detect them. Removed both in seconds. Guess Ad Aware just does it better.

    Cons

    Low power consumption means scans take slighty longer

    Summary

    Nothing gets past Ad Aware

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  • 5.0 stars

    "fastest detection ive ever seen"

    December 18, 2014  |   By Squeakkkkkkk

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Always keeps me updated on my systems health and always alerts me to possible threats promptly. Virtually runs itself.

    Cons

    Its too good

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Laptop runs better and faster now"

    December 18, 2014  |   By RupturedNexus

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Had a horribly corrupted OS after accidentally clicking on a pop up ad and I thought my laptop was toast! Luckily my husband used his magic and managed to get ad aware installed and totally destroyed whatever entity took over my laptop. Everything is smooth now and laptop is quicker than ever.

    Cons

    Nothing noticed

    Summary

    Easier protection doesn't exist

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Happy enough with Ad Aware"

    December 18, 2014  |   By Guitariststall

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Ad Aware is the only I've tried that isn't completely mediocre. It's a free antivirus with relatively useful tools that was quickly installed. It does a fantastic job at wiping out viruses though.

    Cons

    It wont download on my ipad

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