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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent safekeeping against malicious files"

    November 26, 2014  |   By HaroldZer0

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Malware will not stand a chance against Ad Aware, it will eradicate all traces of it. I know because I've been using it for close to 3 years now and while some of the previous versions may have left more to desire, the last 3 have been incredibly successful and effective. Its still free but even more powerful. Download this version if you want ultimate security against malicious files.

    Cons

    Tried to think of some, but nothing came to mind.

    Summary

    Does its job without me ever realizing it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Had to download as soon as I read editor's review"

    November 26, 2014  |   By DorothyandOz

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Expected it to be good, but not this good! Surprising how easy Ad Aware was to setup and use. Found 8 viruses first shot and removed them all in minutes. Did a full scan on the first run and then scheduled quick scans daily and full scans once a week. I trust this fully and recommended to all friends.

    Cons

    Wouldn't say it's flawless but it is damn good!

    Summary

    Even better than what I expected.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Scans well for free"

    November 26, 2014  |   By Divisionic

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Unobtrusive antivirus / antimalware
    Manages my computer resources perfectly
    No glitches
    No annoying ads
    No false positives

    Cons

    No reasons to dislike

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Just get it"

    November 26, 2014  |   By LawnDoodle

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    DefiNITELY not like the other crapware out there that claims to rid your system of viruses and malware yet only end up slowing everything down and making your computer usage extremely unenjoyable. Ad Aware is the exception of the bunch and offers some rock solid security with great scanning detection and warnings for all kinds of malware. User Interface is simplified and navigation is a breeze. All features are essential and very useful, nothing compares.

    Cons

    nada for the moment

    Summary

    Lavasoft has come through for its users!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Yes FINALLY!!!!!"

    November 26, 2014  |   By PrepMasterGeneral

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Pro level protection for users who need it the most; the not so pro level computer users. Got Ad Aware up and running in 5 minutes flat including initial download of updates. Quick scan took 5 minutes, deep scan took 20 but you also customize the type of scan and also schedule deep scans at a time where you're not using the computer. Either way, Ad Aware never really affected my computer resources and everything kept running normally - if not quicker during and after scans and usage.

    Cons

    pretty much nothing

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome protection from a free software"

    November 26, 2014  |   By SithDude66

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Installs easily, scans easily, removes viruses easily and it's easily the best. Hell, if you don't like it, it can also be easily uninstalled.

    Cons

    none whatsoever

    Summary

    Quick multiple updates and virus definitions that keep everything fine tuned and up to date.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Pretty happy with Ad Aware"

    November 25, 2014  |   By Kromnics

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Eliminates all spyware, adware and trojans without any exceptions
    - Software is totally free
    - Easy to comprehend and use
    - Automatic updates
    - Speedy scanning

    Cons

    I don't see how anyone could possible dislike this.

    Summary

    The free version of Ad Aware offers the same level of security that the paid one does minus the cool premium features you'd get in the Pro version. I know this because i liked Ad Aware so much, I upgraded to the Pro version.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Nothings faster or more useful"

    November 25, 2014  |   By Chiquitair

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    No added weight on my system noticed since Ad Aware was installed. Scans are very precise and only alert your to real infections or suspicious files without any false positives. Layout is also very intuitive and simple.

    Cons

    How come there isn't a version for Linux?

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  • 4.0 stars

    "My favorite one!"

    November 25, 2014  |   By G0dzillapi

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Finally a free antivirus program that has helped get rid of the viruses that took over my computer. It was completely riddled with viruses that made the use of my computer unbearable! I thought I was going to have to trash it until I found Ad Aware. This program has saved me time, money and a lot of stress by being completely dependable in a situation where it was faced with what seemed to be insurmountable infections.

    Cons

    Should be giving this 10 stars not 5

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  • 5.0 stars

    "An antivirus created by the best in security"

    November 25, 2014  |   By MiracleFixes

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Awesome free antivirus tool that I will keep using for the forseeable future. Very slick look and great functionality. Protection and virus security is by far the best in the industry.

    Cons

    Honestly, nothing, it's just great.

    Summary

    Fixes all sorts of issues when cleaning up infections, even sped up my computer.

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