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  • 5.0 stars

    "Ad Aware is the top antivirus"

    October 24, 2014  |   By Baker4Bryan88

    Version: Ad-aware 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    I like the features. It installs quickly and seems to work fine. I also like that its not always annoying me with alerts.

    Cons

    Don't know of any.

    Summary

    Once it's on you don't notice it's there.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good free antivirus."

    October 24, 2014  |   By Robertloe74

    Version: Ad-aware 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    This is the best free program you can get. Keeps my computer safe from all angles. It scans emails, downloads, websites, external hard drives. It's easy to use and the scans run smootly.

    Cons

    Full scans do take longer than my old antivirus.

    Summary

    Operates efficiently behind the scenes.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Simple, efficient and free."

    October 24, 2014  |   By Sprouse2J

    Version: Ad-aware 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    1. Straightforward interface
    2. Light on sytem resources
    3. Good detection rate
    4. Live protection
    5. Free

    Cons

    It lacks some advanced features. You have to pay to get them.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Strong online security"

    October 24, 2014  |   By SirrChadwickk

    Version: Ad-aware 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Catches anything coming from sketchy or untrusted websites. Free for life. Filtering net for unsafe files. Realtime active protection. Alerts are clear, simple and very helpful. Never strains my computers hardware and always leaves it working quickly. Easy to forget its there.

    Cons

    Doesn't intrude and it's free. Only positive characteristics.

    Summary

    Easy to maintain and update with great tools to keep my computer's security.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Trusted AV for years now"

    October 24, 2014  |   By Casey-Rhymess

    Version: Ad-aware 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Have installed Ad Aware on my office computer, family room computer and wife's laptop. All of those devices are running different Windows operating systems but thankfully, the same setup file worked for all three. Not only was the setup pretty simple, but the first scan found a bunch of spyware on my wife's laptop along with a hidden trojan virus on my family computer - must be those flash game sites my kids like to go on. Needless to say, removing these viruses and spyware with Ad Aware was effortless and quick. Over the years, you start getting accustomed to the protection found in a free software you particularly enjoy using - Ad Aware is no exception. I have no problem in placing the security of my computers in the hands of Ad Aware free.

    Cons

    You try this and tell me if you find any.

    Summary

    As close to perfect as it gets. Get it now!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Web and Virus protection to the max!"

    October 24, 2014  |   By JonesKeith883

    Version: Ad-aware 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    So I thought this actually would be more than just a firewall, Anti Virus and anti spyware. I thought it would include everything that was in the paid version. Instead, I only found out that its more like basic anti malware with certain features that are not in the paid version. Didn't expect this. Good protection for Viruses and Spyware, but I want more!

    Cons

    I wanted the features in the paid version for FREE. I didn't get that.

    Summary

    Confused with all this now.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Most useful free antivirus on the net"

    October 24, 2014  |   By JohnsLittle-1

    Version: Ad-aware 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    I cant describe how useful and valuable a free antivirus that actually works as advertised can be. Especially for those of us that cannot afford a commercial subscription that costs close to $100 a year. As a university student with an endless need for the my computer to complete research and homework, I'd say Ad Aware free is certainly worth the download.

    Cons

    Would sometimes prompt me with an upgrade window.

    Summary

    Unequaled by any other free antivirus provider out there. I strongly recommend this to all who lack proper online protection

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  • 5.0 stars

    "AD AWARE FREE IS LIKE NO OTHER"

    October 24, 2014  |   By VoiceBoxx33

    Version: Ad-aware 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    - FREE version has no issues and runs very smooth
    - Installed easily and quickly with no bloatware and extra features you dont need
    - I could definitely continue using this
    - Nice UI look
    - Autoupdates are a welcome addition

    Cons

    Should I disable my firewall on Windows for Ad Aware's Firewall ?

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Solid all around protection"

    October 24, 2014  |   By FlexingHens

    Version: Ad-aware 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Low CPU resource use, Easy to manage and use, FREE!!!

    Cons

    Cons are unknown at this point and time

    Summary

    Would recommend this over any other free antivirus software as it has the best all around protection

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  • 4.0 stars

    "great antivirus, best one out there!"

    October 24, 2014  |   By Honking-Horns

    Version: Ad-aware 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Auto updates, years of reliable service, hands off UI, absolute security, peace of mind.

    Cons

    Best download on CNET

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