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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fast and no furious!"

    November 11, 2012  |   By Camp888

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 10.3.45.3935

    Pros

    All my problems were fixed after I installed this tool. Cleaned my computer, all bad stuff and now the machine runs like new. For me like a regular home user, Ad-Aware works just great.

    Cons

    Deep scan long in my opinion!

    Summary

    Pretty impressive program.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Blekko yes, blekko no!"

    November 11, 2012  |   By Ultralght

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 10.3.45.3935

    Pros

    Usually I don't write reviews but today I decided to. and after I won't do it anymore. For our Blekko friends I 'll say that: very easy to not have it. Be careful at the beginning of the install. Chose CUSTOM and do not check the Blekko. HARD???

    Cons

    I don't like Blekko!!!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I feel my computer is very well protected with Ad-Ware"

    November 10, 2012  |   By c00kie43

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 10.3.45.3935

    Pros

    this is very good protection.

    Cons

    none that I have encountered

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  • 4.0 stars

    "There isn't a better free antivirus out there!"

    November 6, 2012  |   By basketcaz

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 10.3.45.3935

    Pros

    It's easy to download, easy to use. I can set up scans whenever I like and it sends me reports and allows me to decide what I want to 'clean' or delete.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Summary

    Ad-Aware is an easy to use, free antivirus.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Long time customer, never again"

    November 5, 2012  |   By utlawag

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 10.3.45.3935

    Pros

    Ad Aware was once a great product but newest release is trash

    Cons

    Lavasoft partnered with Blekko which is a search engine, and unless you carefully opt out, you will be stuck with Blekko as a homepage on your browsers. Much like malware (which is the very reason I use Lavasoft's products) Blekko hides itself and is very time consuming to remove. It also continues to change homepage settings even after being uninstalled and requires further attention to the registry and browser settings to totally get rid of it. I have completely removed Ad Aware and will NEVER use or buy Lavasoft products in the future. Let this be a lesson about being careful who you partner with and what you allow them to do. A great product has been ruined in my opinion.

    Summary



    Updated on Feb 11, 2013

    Corina:

    Thanks for the suggestion, but that does NOT work. Once it has been installed with the Blekko box checked, there is no getting rid of it. I tried deleting adaware and blekko completely to no avial. I tried your suggestion and Blekko is still my default homepage. No matter how many times I change it in Explorer-Tools-Internet Options, it resets the next time I open IE. From a google search, this is a common problem with Blekko. Again, I wish Lavasoft would have been more cautious about who they partnered with.

    I readily admit that I SHOULD have opted out upon installation. I have trained myself to carefully scrutinize what I am downloading. Its just that I had downloaded prodocuts from Lavasoft so often in the past that I just blindly clicked "continue" without carefully reviewing. Definitely my fault, but I think Blekko is taking advantage of the goodwill Lavasoft/Adaware had built up with its customers to push its product on us (in my case I am now a FORMER customer).

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  • 4.0 stars

    "One of the rare dependable antiviruses"

    November 4, 2012  |   By Rock966

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 10.3.45.3935

    Pros

    It's surprising how accurately and thoroughly ad-aware scans and detects malware on my PC than others ant viruses I have tried. I would never expect this high level of protection from a free product.

    Cons

    Scans are faster than the last version but still slightly long

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Not afraid to try!"

    November 4, 2012  |   By Petrorodi

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 10.3.45.3935

    Pros

    Fast to instal however be prepared to follow plain and simple instructions....fast scan plenty options,like any other just time will tell...can always uninstall if...give the small players a chance....

    Cons

    Only that it does not give specific clarifications about the warnings it finds and puts in the reports.

    Summary

    Considering it's free, it's a great product. It altered my perception and standards for free antiviruses and it will be hard for the others I have tried in the past to compare.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "It spams me more than the bad guys"

    November 3, 2012  |   By AFF-guy

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 10.3.45.3935

    Pros

    It still provides some basic privacy protection

    Cons

    It very frequently pops up windows saying "This is the free version, upgrade now!" or similar nonsense.

    Summary

    I don't buy spamware that spams me, I'm uninstalling the free version and looking elsewhere.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Can not boot up computer"

    October 31, 2012  |   By Bucke1964

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 10.3.45.3935

    Pros

    BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE

    Cons

    BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE

    Summary

    I downloaded free version to try. I ran full scan to see what is slowing down my computer. After software ren for couple of hours, computer is not able to boot up. I called Lavasoft and they told me that I need to by their service for $250 dollars to fix problem since I used free version.I was asking to talk to manager but 3 times I got disconnected.
    BAD SERVICE, DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Finally... something good has happened"

    October 29, 2012  |   By SandyStrong

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 10.3.45.3935

    Pros

    Fast and very effective scanning engine. I have used other anti virus software and Ad-Aware was introduced to me late in 2011. I will never e-mail, surfing or playing without this program. A nice product.

    Cons

    I've had no problems using it.

    Summary

    An effective application with a fast response and does not really slow down the computer

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