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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good software"

    December 26, 2014  |   By D1A4

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

    Pros

    good detection rate

    Cons

    missing options advertised on website

    Summary

    Not bad, but if you read the description on the website, it says free version has most of the premium options, but when you install it, they are not there. Misleading. 3 stars.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Anniversary"

    December 25, 2014  |   By KCurtiskeith

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

    Pros

    For a year now I have had AdAware and it has managed to keep my computer running smooth and keeps viruses off of it, emails are verified before opening them, no spyware, but I will admit I have a scan scheduled daily at 1am when im in bed and wake up to a clean computer 98% of the time:)

    Cons

    theres so many options, so many buttons, i wish there was jut scan and delete!

    Summary

    Til next year!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good stuff"

    December 25, 2014  |   By Kwlussier1988

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

    Pros

    This product works great for me, puts less stress on my laptop and keeps it clear of viruses all the time

    Cons

    No complaints, all works fine

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  • 5.0 stars

    "no more overheating"

    December 25, 2014  |   By Marelangerlifts

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

    Pros

    My computers processes were running too fast a friend told me, opened up my task manager and there they were, a bunch of unknown applications running in the background. AdAware took them off right after its first run. running smooth as ever

    Cons

    I didnt know that a virus could slow a computer down, thought they just attacked and took over good to know thats what it is

    Summary

    A virus might not scrap your computer, but why even go there

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Sneaky students"

    December 25, 2014  |   By PeggyMPearman007

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

    Pros

    Normally the computer inside my classrom is locked at all times, but one student got in and put some kind of tracker thing on my computer or at least wound up with one because of whatever he was doing, Downloaded AdAware on Cnet because it had good reviews and was at the top in its category, thanks to good reviews i went with it and have not been dissapointed since. No more tracker warning and weekly scans.

    Cons

    I thought the writing was too small

    Summary

    I will recommend this to other teachers in case they have a computer that needs protecting.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Survey says"

    December 25, 2014  |   By Aahlacylacy

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

    Pros

    I am a college student and decided to do a test with some friends to see which anti-virus was the best. amongst 5 that we each tested we all had Adaware at a respectable 8 out of 10 on our charts. Good overall, easy download, easy install, good protection and many additional features that puts it above many.

    Cons

    This wasnt the most entertaining test we've ever run, but at least we now know how to protect our computers

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I thought it was just me"

    December 25, 2014  |   By Jamedforsmiths

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

    Pros

    I have been constantly having this one pop up that looked like it was coming from windows, super frustrating. I thought it was normal because it was there since day one, to my surprise after downloading Adaware it was gone right after my first scan. I no longer have to wait for my computer to pass that message before starting up, im super happy about this.

    Cons

    I would like a full screen option

    Summary

    faster startup!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best one so far"

    December 25, 2014  |   By thebiggeraldberg

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

    Pros

    I've had all kinds of anti-malware/virus programs, from the big brand anti virus for hundreds of dollars to the free ones. And let me tell you the difference between the one that costs hundreds and Adaware. the difference is you wont be spending hundreds on Adaware! it does everything that the big brand does; scans, cleans, protects and even wipes if you really need it to!

    Cons

    Like i said ive been through many, too bad it took me this long to find this one

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Email are free and clear"

    December 25, 2014  |   By littleitaliandevil656

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

    Pros

    In the past I never had to use my email very much, but now everyone from here to Japan is sending me email, so good, some funny some comletely useless ones full of junk. Since I've downloaded Adaware I havent had to click the wrong things or download any bad junk. very satisfied, i can decide now which emails are safe to view with a safe list and instantly block others!

    Cons

    Havent used much else but the email blocker, when i do ill update!

    Summary

    scan everything!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Straight to the point"

    December 25, 2014  |   By Brianpearcefellow

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

    Pros

    I found Ad-Aware and all the programs you can get from it have really helped me keep my family's computers safe, from network to web browsing, we feel comfortable leaving the kids on the computer unsupervised.

    Cons

    I forgot the parental control password and only my wife knew it, oops!

    Summary

    Works great tracks everything and lets nothing slip by.

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