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Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "free boost and protection."

    March 4, 2014  |   By perfectleap

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.1.5354

    Pros

    This is by far better than nay of the big boy antiviruses I've used in the past. It caught things that most couldn't detect. rapid scanning time and very good firewall.

    Cons

    doesn't have all the bells and whistles the paid version has

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Safest bet out there"

    March 4, 2014  |   By erraticmission

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.1.5354

    Pros

    In my experience, a free product at least deserves a try and this does not disappoint! Boy, what a great download. Hassle free, easy and extremely reliable

    Cons

    no cons to report

    Summary

    It's good but not perfect. I haven't seen anything that is though.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Useful and easy!"

    March 4, 2014  |   By excitedsloth

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.1.5354

    Pros

    Long time user here and this is by far the simplest and easiest AV program I have encountered to date.

    Cons

    useful and easy

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Literally saved my computer"

    March 3, 2014  |   By cravingwilderness

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.1.5354

    Pros

    I was maybe a minute away from losing control of myself and just punching my computer screen and throwing it out because of this insanely intrusive virus that wouldn't let me forget its presence. I couldn't visit any web pages, and it constantly asked me to pay for protection saying that my current antivirus didn't work. Some sort of fake antivirus that actually disabled my Spybot Search and Destroy application. I had to call my techy friend so he can come over and help me out for which I paid him in the form of Beer and Pizza. He downloaded Ad Aware and reboted in safemode and managed to remove the infections that my computer apparently had a lot of. Needless to say , I am very greatful I didn't have to throw it away.

    Cons

    My only complaint is that I didn't find this sooner.

    Summary

    Lesson of my story: When you're at your whits end, and you feel like you;re about to throw out your computer because you just can't stand how slow and annoying its become with all of the viruses you managed to populate it with, Download AD AWARe!!! It FREKEN WORKS!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good threat sense"

    March 3, 2014  |   By legalpride

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.1.5354

    Pros

    Its a firewall, a virus scanner, spyware scanner, adware scanner, pop up blocker, email scanner and web page scanner that comes in a file less than 2 MB in size and never leaves your computer feeling strained.

    Cons

    I think Im good

    Summary

    Toolbar is optional but its a great way to make sure the sites you visit aren't crawling with spyware and viruses.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Proud Ad Aware user"

    March 3, 2014  |   By uptightbind

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.1.5354

    Pros

    As far as free ones go this is probably the most effective one I have found. Maybe not the nicest looking but hey, it works!

    Cons

    Still needs further testing before I can criticize

    Summary

    Was using MSE which was Okay at best but the auto updates were infrequent and I had to often check if they were released manually which left my computer very vulnerable. World of a difference with this program

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  • 5.0 stars

    "One Word - FAST"

    March 3, 2014  |   By determinedconverter

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.1.5354

    Pros

    Provides the protection I have come to expect from such a stellar brand and reputable program.

    Cons

    Full scans should be quick but I guess on my computer it was a little slower. Couldn't figure out why ? Maybe I have more stuff/data

    Summary

    I noticed my computer has possibly improved the time it takes to load the entire operating system when you start it

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It's free, best for price"

    March 2, 2014  |   By annoyingknot

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.1.5354

    Pros

    Classic Antivirus that has stayed true to it's users and stood the test of time. Never once was my computer ever highjacked or infected by somehting Ad Aware could not detect and remove. It's also the only program that let me run it in Safe Mode.

    Cons

    I have 0 regrets

    Summary

    Great if you're on a budget and need something free that your can depend on.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Convenient application"

    March 2, 2014  |   By cuddlyearth

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.1.5354

    Pros

    Truly one of the best freebie anti virus applications out there. Good for picking up attacks and erasing viruses

    Cons

    Nothing too outstanding

    Summary

    Im just happy an application ike this is free

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Excellent program. Doesnt waste your time."

    March 2, 2014  |   By newpandemonium

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.1.5354

    Pros

    - Very quick computer start up time
    - Blocks any threats online that you encounter
    - Automatic updates are habitual & frequent
    - Small instaler and much btter than the last one

    Cons

    Its free, how can you complain?

    Summary

    Tremendous AV companion and a great addition to your operation system. Everyone in my family is able to operate it, from my kids to my mother in law.

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