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  • 4.0 stars

    "Highly recommended"

    May 2, 2015  |   By dStedwards

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    easy to use..
    great GUI
    good scanning and blocking technique
    good virus definition update
    good game mode. tested!

    Cons

    Doesn't have a Firewall.

    Summary

    It really detects viruses

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works amazingly good!"

    May 2, 2015  |   By Baker-earl

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    Fast startup, does not affect the system too much. No popups, absolutely free. Descriptive enough. Good protection.

    Cons

    No problems I see.

    Summary

    Fast light and good protection.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Anti-Virus solution on the market."

    May 2, 2015  |   By rebeccamanhart

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    This is the best antivirus program that you can get today. I have it on each of my computers. It is better than all the others at detecting and installing is very simple. You can't go wrong with this program.

    Cons

    There are none!

    Summary

    Such a fantastic package.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Everything is great."

    May 2, 2015  |   By gMoore-laura

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    High detection rates, great on line, and on off line. I also really the new toolbar that warns me when something is not safe.

    Cons

    Nothing worth mentioning.

    Summary

    I feel that it is taking care of my computer.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy & simple!"

    May 2, 2015  |   By Pett-yAva

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    Work Great So Far IMO, I Was Using AVG but was unable to
    remove viruses, Ad-Aware did the job.

    Cons

    There is little that I do not like. Maybe the interface. It's a little boring.

    Summary

    Over all Ad-Aware has good reviews. It doesn't freez up my Computer like one other virus program did. Very happy.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "This program is for all users."

    May 2, 2015  |   By Nansil77

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    I love that it tells me if an application is safe or potentially harmful.

    Cons

    A little long to load but well worth it.

    Summary

    Very happy with the results.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Runs Smooth & Clean"

    May 2, 2015  |   By Dowardd

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    -Top detection/protection
    -Low false positives
    -Real time detection
    -Low RAM & CPU usage

    Cons

    It can conflict with other programs and cause your system to run slow.

    Summary

    Better detection rate than anyone else.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "It's OK, if you watch it like a hawk..."

    May 1, 2015  |   By Elliander

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    This was able to effectively find and remove a large number of malicious programs that Malware Bytes failed to find.

    Cons

    This had several times more false negatives than false positives. It considered programs that I myself wrote - and even the source code! - as "Infected" along with many other programs and .ISO files which I knew to be safe. One main problem was that I couldn't adjust the window size so I had to hover the mouse over each and every result just so I can see which file it was talking about so I can appropriately mark it as "ignore", but after doing so it still reported the files as "Infected" in it's report which indicates to me that it would put me through that every time.

    This time I didn't install any "active threat" features because in a previous version I personally saw adaware automatically remove files I knew to be safe without asking me. Even if this version wouldn't, I think it's safe to assume it would at least quarantine and I don't want to bother with that.

    Summary

    Adaware is far from what it used to be. I will install the free version if other programs fail to solve the problem, but I certainly wouldn't allow to to run any active threat assessment and it wouldn't be my first choice either. Naturally, this also means I won't buy the paid version - ever. Which is a shame, because at one point long ago I was a paid user and it was the first program I would go to. Suffice to say you should NEVER assume that a file adaware says is infected really is. The heuristic based detection is far too sensitive.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good anti-virus protection."

    May 1, 2015  |   By Dollieclaus

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    The program is so easy to use. I am informed and kept up to date. I know when other programs need updating. For me there is no other AV that can touch this.

    Cons

    Not a fan of toolbars.

    Summary

    Nice product to have.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy to install and use."

    May 1, 2015  |   By W88Can

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

    Pros

    It has a nice interface and seems pretty solid and did do a lot better in the test than my last AV so for now will keep on using this one.

    Cons

    There isn't any.

    Summary

    It detects and kills most of the potential harmful programs in my computer.

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