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  • 4.0 stars

    "Quiet, unassuming program that gives great results..."

    May 12, 2011  |   By Astonmichaeldevilla

    Pros

    (1) Sped up my down loads. (2) Easy 2 understand for an idiot like me? ..lol..(3) No nonsense security. Seeks out danger and removes it quickly...I really love this FREEEEEEEEE!!! program...thankyou very much Cnet..very much appreciate this freebie..

    Cons

    Only Con I can find with this is it doesn't seem to have one of those parts in most of these programs that tells U whether a site is safe or not b4 U open it..U know what i mean? I'm a dope when explaining it..lol..sorry!

    Summary

    In the Cons box I didn't explain it properly..When I google someth & I get a list websites, etc? U know most progs have a green tick or red X next to each sites address? Says site is safe or dodgy? I haven't found anything like that on this Ad-Aware program. Maybe it's just me. I really would be grateful for any assistance from U good ppl if I'm missing it thru my own stupidity. Atm I have to use an old McAfee siteAdvisor..If there is a siteAdvisor on the Ad-Aware program then any help in finding it would be gratefully received..Thankyou again for this great little Free!! program..lol..I love a good bargain..it cost me 9MB's..ahahahahaha..Love your site btw CNet..Great easy to understand advice for eejits like myself..I'm not exactly computer literate..hee,hee!

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  • Reply by AJ North on May 12, 2011

    There's an easy - and free - solution to you problem: the Web Of Trust (WOT) - Internet Explorer: http://download.cnet.com/%7Bvalue=http://www.download.com/web-of-trust-for/3000-12512_4-10777505.html or Firefox: http://download.cnet.com/%7Bvalue=http://www.download.com/web-of-trust-for/3000-11745_4-10588554.html (and for Chrome, Safari & Opera at their site - http://www.mywot.com/).

    Also, add these two additional free apps to your machine for a much higher degree of protection: the Secunia PSI - http://download.cnet.com/Secunia-Personal-Software-Inspector/3000-2162_4-10717855.html and WinPatrol - http://download.cnet.com/%7Bvalue=http://www.download.com/winpatrol/3000-8022_4-10129149.html

    With this "layered" approach to security, you'll be good-to-go without spending a cent (and these apps play well together and won't bog your machine down).

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