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  • 4.0 stars

    "The real deal."

    June 19, 2014  |   By Jesus_G65

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    Nice looking and easy-to-use interface, real-time protection, email scanner plus good virus detection rate makes this AV one of the best free antivirus around here. It not as confusing as paid products and resources usage level is lower.

    Cons

    At first, it tends to overwhelm you, but once you have learn how to use it. It becomes easier.

    Summary

    It's better than any paid AV software.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Horrible? what were they thinking?"

    June 17, 2014  |   By thebequertools

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    Nothing comes to mind.

    Cons

    The atrocious behavior of this program has prompted me to post my first review.

    1. Ridiculous installation and time taken? nothing should take that long!

    2. Suspicious behavior: My IP address was reset during the installation. Totally unacceptable!

    3. Weird foreign language messages appearing during installation! Whatever for?

    4. Progress bars have been appearing and reappearing for like 10 minutes now with no end in sight!

    5. Adds a "Ad-Aware Service 11" to your system services without the users' consent.

    6. Overall unacceptable behavior and display during an installation that never seems to end? had to kill it after about 10-15 minutes when it reported that it had done 16 out of 205 megabytes! Are they for real?

    7. Attempted to uninstall? Long and tedious uninstall... two reboots required!
    IP address was reset again and Chrome loaded and crashed.

    Summary

    A perfect example of how to NEVER write software!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Appearance is very beautiful, I love it"

    June 15, 2014  |   By BasilioBrong

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    Nice layout

    Cons

    It doesn't have any cons.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Tiny, powerful, easy to use."

    June 15, 2014  |   By PrimackToyama

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    Intuitive interface

    Cons

    Still looking

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Stops all known bugs."

    June 15, 2014  |   By Rod_E_rick

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    It's free. Has automatic updates. Fast scans. Uses less ram and disk space. It detects just as good as commercial antivirus programs if not more. Scans emails and also scans web sites as you enter them and warns you of any viruses or trojans.

    Cons

    It doesn't have any cons.

    Summary

    Scans, removes. It's good.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Free AV that works."

    June 15, 2014  |   By Juanita_K

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    First of all its free, students like me does need something like this, and it works real good fast efficient and updates automatically also.

    Cons

    Absolutely nothing.

    Summary

    The best free AV solution.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fast & clean."

    June 15, 2014  |   By Brown_Anthony

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    Much much less obtrusive than Norton or Mcafee, and catches more viruses. Found 46 viruses on our computer that Norton failed to detect for 3 months. Doesn't take up any CPU speed while the live protection is running. Performs scans very quickly and gives you full options for what to do with the viruses it finds.

    Cons

    Not much...

    Summary

    It's a very solid program.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It's free and it works!"

    June 15, 2014  |   By Ruth_W72

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    It Just Works. It quickly updates and seems to catch everyything! My computer has been running better than ever since I made the switch.

    Cons

    None that I know of.

    Summary

    Can't go wrong with a free program.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Can't live without it."

    June 15, 2014  |   By B_Woods66

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    I love the automatic updates which means I don't have to remember to keep it up to date. Plus I don't even have to remember to scan my computer for viruses because real time protection is always on.

    Cons

    Interface isn't perfect but it's very useable

    Summary

    It detects and removes viruses. That's all I need.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Free - user friendly - very useful"

    June 15, 2014  |   By Mi_Winters

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    The interface is pretty neat. Newbie's won't have much trouble getting to know it. And the frequency of updates is just fantastic. The scanning engine is quite ok, while the real time protection is good even if you have a low end PC.

    Cons

    Scan seems to get stuck on certain objects.

    Summary

    Free and provides good virus protection.

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