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  • 5.0 stars

    "Ad-Aware Is Still Amazing"

    April 23, 2015  |   By Renae Alvarez

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    - Easy installation
    - Friendly user interface
    - Optional browser protector
    - Efficient

    Cons

    - Not that I can think of.

    Summary

    Some years ago, I first installed Ad-Aware as my main antivirus and anti-adware. I later took it out for work, as it wasn't endorsed by my workplace that wanted one of a specific set of antiviruses installed. This year, I finally came back to Ad-Aware as my computer has been repeatedly getting infected with adware that is coming from somewhere I have yet to identify. It was one of those adware extensions that plugs into Chrome and turns the pages you're viewing into ad-soaked messes. AVG found 37 threats, but not the one plaguing me. Bitdefender found absolutely nothing.

    Finally, I thought, I wonder if Ad-Aware is still in existence. Yes, yes it is. All I had to do was install it and enable browser protection and my Chrome is adware free. I am so pleased that Ad-Aware still does what it's made to do, and it does it better than the other guys. If you've got adware problems, give Ad-Aware a try. I got 99 problems and now, adware ain't one. =P

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works very fast. Gives good security"

    April 16, 2015  |   By Nina_Koval

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    Works very fast.
    No problems with other software I have.

    Cons

    None. Gives good security for most users.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great product, been using for years"

    April 12, 2015  |   By wlangenvin

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    I've used this product for years on all my devices. Proactive, timely virus definition updates, great UI, free version just as good as most paid home virus programs. Really like safe browsing and game mode features.

    Cons

    None for me; I use the free version and it has served me well.

    Summary

    It's free, fully featured and good quality. We all need antivirus, this is a no-brainer.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Safe and confident"

    April 12, 2015  |   By J63soch

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    The online protection has saved my bacon many times by automatically detecting and blocking sites that attempt to download without permission.

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Catches all potential viruses."

    April 12, 2015  |   By jjottlley

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    Overall a great piece of software with efficient real-time scanners and low impact on the system. It consistently has high detection rates compared to competition.

    Cons

    None whatsoever.

    Summary

    It did clear up the problem, so I am satisfied, glad to have it working for me.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Many levels of protection."

    April 12, 2015  |   By sslyke

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    Free version works well
    Does not slow down my PC
    Easy download/install
    Zero conflicts with my other software
    catches most threats in real time scanning

    Cons

    At times some annoying popups, but that comes with free.

    Summary

    I really like the fact that I have two levels of protection on my machine and I think everyone else should too so please install it. In this day and age, we need all the protection we can get.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Love my Free Ad-aware Antivirus!"

    April 12, 2015  |   By vamay85

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    Ad-aware always notifies me of any thin suspicious on my pc. I have total peace of mind that my pc is protected.

    Cons

    No issues since I have installed it.

    Summary

    I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a great anti-virus!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Really good at getting rid of viruses."

    April 12, 2015  |   By grreny

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    Free, highly capable, regularly updated, resource efficient, and unobtrusive program with a user-oriented and tasteful UI design. Simply, peace of mind and safety. Highly recommended!

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of one single thing to say that it a negative about Ad-aware.

    Summary

    Does everything the expensive programs do, for free.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Excellent safety from a free product."

    April 12, 2015  |   By Thosney

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    Real time file and web scanning works very well (sometimes all too well)

    Cons

    Had some problems with safe browsing, some web pages behaving unexpectedly. I just turned it off.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It's a powerful, intelligent and very smart tool."

    April 12, 2015  |   By galenfredk

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    Excellent virus and spyware detection, removal and blocking. Real time protection detects everything. Safe browsing is good. Good design.

    Cons

    None so far

    Summary

    Very effective and complete in fighting all internet threats.

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