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  • 5.0 stars

    "Just gets better and better"

    April 17, 2012  |   By MythSlayer


    The overall performance of this version of Ad-Aware compared to the last, appears to be greatly improved. I like all the new features and the flexibility given to the user so we can choose the desired security level of Ad-Aware. I run a customized quick scan every morning!


    Ad-Aware might suggest removing some other security software you might have on your computer but I think this is only because these security softwares conflict and detect each other as potential threats. This has happened to me before when I used to use Microsoft Security Essentials and tried to install AVG. A solution to this is exiting the other software you have before installing Ad-Aware


    Have used so many of these free antimalware softwares over the years and I personally think they all pretty much do the same thing yet each has different protection and detection statistics which can be found online. The reason I chose Ad-Aware and stuck with it is because of how highly it scores on these tests and for its real-time protection.

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