Ad-Aware Pro Security

Ad-Aware Pro Security

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 64 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
11.2.5952
File Size:
1.63MB
Date Added:
June 03, 2014
Price:
Purchase; $36.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
60,749
Downloads Last Week:
402
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' Note: The application will be installed as Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +. Enter your key to unlock the power of the Pro version.

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    3.3

    out of 64 votes

    • 5 star: 29
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 21
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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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