Ad-Aware Pro Security

Ad-Aware Pro Security

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 64 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.2.5952
  • Total Downloads:
    67,839
  • Date Added:
    June 03, 2014
  • File Size:
    1.63MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    780
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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1 stars

"Doesn't work with Windows 8, tech support also a waste."

January 18, 2014  |  By RZachary

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Pro Security 11.1.5152.0

Pros

cheap but nothing more

Cons

Pay for additional services but they don't work with Windows 8. If you call their tech support you get Solid Tech. This group wants exorbitant amounts of money to fix things. They promise your everything will be fixed. Your computer will be like new. It's guaranteed. They tried but the Lavasoft features still don't work ("Wait for the next Lavasoft upgrade"). Had a very slow boot problem they said they with "definately" fix. On this I got "We contacted Microsoft, that is a well known issue, wait for Windows 8.2" If it was a well known issue, shouldn't Solid Tech have known and not guaranteed to fix it. On a second computer, long hard drive delays were not fixed either. Emailed about the supposed these problems and the guarentee but they say to call. Called for two days and they do not answer. Left message as instructed and waited the three hours they described but for two days, they have not called back.

Summary

Don't pay for extra features of Lavasoft if you have Windows 8. Don't pay Solid Tech for support, they didn't fix any of the problems they promised to fix on both of my computers.

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2 stars

"Loss of functionality"

November 07, 2013  |  By SVDiomedea

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Pro Security 11

Pros

Some features from version 10

Cons

Loss of functionality

Summary

I'm surprised at the strong reviews this software has gotten from CNET and others when one of the most functional portions of the program was removed in the current upgrade. This is the ability for Ad-Aware to alert users when programs are trying to access the internet and allow the user to allow or block those programs and establish rules for the future. WHY this function was removed has not been disclosed, but most people would agree that having this function is important for identify and information protection. I left AVG to switch to Ad-Aware, but I'm probably going to switch back because Zone Alarm has this functionality and Ad-Aware 11 does not

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5 stars

"Good Product"

October 09, 2013  |  By Xizhiite

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Pro Security 11

Pros

Reliable, fast and uses minimal system resources.

Cons

None. This product works as promised.

Summary

I have a life-time license that Lavasoft now refuses to acknowledge after giving me free updates for over 13 years! I even have emails from them telling me how to keep renewing Ad-Aware Pro for free. However the last time I requested the new license key, they denied having ever offered this arrangement. After sending them emails from their own service representatives as proof, they simply offered a free one-year license which I refused.
Have you had a similiar experience? How was it resolved?
Share your experience and expose this gross illegal action on the part of Lavasoft. Shame them publicly and force them to protect their lifetime customers! We are the people who purchased legitimate licenses when Lavasoft was new and unknown. They then offered us lifetime licenses to support them and now after many years pretend we don't exist.

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4 stars

"Great Product"

October 02, 2013  |  By Xizhiite

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Pro Security 10.5.3.4405.

Pros

Reliable, Fast, Minimum System Resources.

Cons

Some features are offered that are ONLY available in USA: Secure Banking for example. This seems unfair for the rest of us.

Summary

My beef with Lavasoft is that I had a life-time license agreement and now they refuse to honour it. I have verification from them by email that I have such a license but the last time I asked for a new key for Ad-Aware Pro they denied ever having such an arrangement. When I sent them the confirmation email that they sent me 6 years ago, they simply said that this has now been terminated and offered me a one year free license which I refused.

Did anyone else ever have this same experience? What was your outcome? I still want to have my lifetime license honoured but don't know what else to do. If you have any suggestions, feel free to contact me directly at hlctaipei@gmail.com
I really feel that Lavasoft has been low class in handling this matter since I have had the license renewed continuously for at least the past 13 years and now they just quit on me.

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1 stars

"Ad removal appears to be the cover for many more."

September 29, 2013  |  By OldGrumpy

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Pro Security 10.5.3.4405.

Pros

In the past, Ad-Aware has been a good product to suppress un-wanted advertising.

Cons

This particular download incorporates a whole host of other programs, both announced and unannounced. You may want them, you may not. Just know that your download will include a whole lot more than just an update of the little old harmless Ad-Aware, which once did a fine job suppressing unwanted advertising

Summary

I am surprised that CNet even has such a program available on its site for downloading, especially without advising its patrons that the Ad-Aware download will involve a whole lot more than just simply Ad-Aware. I have relied on CNet in the past to separate the genuine from the come-ons, the legitimate from those seeking to invade your privacy as well as your identity and finances. I am very disappointed that they seemed to have missed the fact that a download of AD-Aware downloads a whole lot of other things which may or may not be harmful. I didn't keep any of them, including Ad-Aware itself long enough (I hope) to find out. Nor was it easy to remove many of the programs included with this Trojan Horse, and many were hidden under names entirely unrelated to AdAware.

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5 stars

"Good item, full of protection."

January 14, 2013  |  By toleranta

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Pro Security 10.4.49.4168

Pros

What major antiviruses miss, the Ad-Aware does the work Very WELL DONE. It provides you many informations about what you are just picking up via internet and ask you what do you want to do with the infections or the spyware

Cons

I can't think of any of it

Summary

Long tradition of making security software an a very solid idea of how to stop all the crap.

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1 stars

"will not uninstall"

October 08, 2012  |  By pixelfx

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Pro Security 10.2.17.3686

Pros

I have used this program for some time and it does protect, just make sure you will never want to uninstall.

Cons

will not uninstall, cannot delete folders even in safe mode. To uninstall just reinstall your operating system and reinstall all your software and files. =(

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5 stars

"Great product."

September 17, 2012  |  By smitanirula

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Pro Security 10.2.17.3686

Pros

Using it for a year now. No problems. Good investment.

Cons

Not that I am aware of.

Summary

I would recommend it. Try the trial version and if you like it, buy it!

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5 stars

"Me to pay for a software?"

September 17, 2012  |  By genaphilips1991

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Pro Security 10.2.17.3686

Pros

I never thought of doing something like this. I used the free version for few months and during that, this program just convinced me to go pro. I do not care about the money i paid cause everything it is just to good to be true for my only machine i have. Lets say it is not a big difference between the free and the pro but, you feel more "Pro".

Cons

For me just a big like.

Summary

I would like to say more but nobody probably read the posts till the end then... Buy it, money will stay in your pocket.

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5 stars

"I had the free but now good investment!"

July 13, 2012  |  By saveown

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Pro Security 10

Pros

Doesn't slow your computer down like most other antivirus programs and the online browsing seems to be more secure now. Simple installation nothing hard. I'm not sorry for the money I paid, until now this software it does what it supposed to do.

Cons

Need to be more faster in-depth scanning.

Summary

A product with a great reputation!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.2.5952
  • Bug Fixing
  • Improved User interface
  • New Real-time Protection Settings
  • Support for easier sample collection
  • Better Malware Engine Performance
  • Updated disinfection process
  • Improved email protection
  • New email protection safe list
  • Updated anti-spam
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date June 03, 2014
Date Added June 03, 2014
Version 11.2.5952
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Internet Security Software Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.63MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 67,839
Downloads Last Week 780
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License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $27

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