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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great first impression"

    December 18, 2014  |   By freshaim19

    Version: Ad-aware 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    1 week so far and everything looks good. 2 viruses were found within the first day which is pretty shocking considering Windows Defender wasn't able to detect them. Removed both in seconds. Guess Ad Aware just does it better.

    Cons

    Low power consumption means scans take slighty longer

    Summary

    Nothing gets past Ad Aware

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  • 5.0 stars

    "fastest detection ive ever seen"

    December 18, 2014  |   By Squeakkkkkkk

    Version: Ad-aware 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Always keeps me updated on my systems health and always alerts me to possible threats promptly. Virtually runs itself.

    Cons

    Its too good

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Laptop runs better and faster now"

    December 18, 2014  |   By RupturedNexus

    Version: Ad-aware 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Had a horribly corrupted OS after accidentally clicking on a pop up ad and I thought my laptop was toast! Luckily my husband used his magic and managed to get ad aware installed and totally destroyed whatever entity took over my laptop. Everything is smooth now and laptop is quicker than ever.

    Cons

    Nothing noticed

    Summary

    Easier protection doesn't exist

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Happy enough with Ad Aware"

    December 18, 2014  |   By Guitariststall

    Version: Ad-aware 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Ad Aware is the only I've tried that isn't completely mediocre. It's a free antivirus with relatively useful tools that was quickly installed. It does a fantastic job at wiping out viruses though.

    Cons

    It wont download on my ipad

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Mostly easy going"

    December 18, 2014  |   By intincrat

    Version: Ad-aware 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Laptop took forver to start up and froze frequently when I had Avast so I uninstalled it and then installed ad aware. Quite the opposite of what I was used to. Ad Aware is easy to understand with simple navigation and options and was able to imrove my computer's start time.

    Cons

    nothing to add

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best antivirus engine"

    December 18, 2014  |   By dentonah

    Version: Ad-aware 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    - Slick interface
    - Best antivirus engine
    - Premium features
    - Complete protection

    Cons

    Ad Aware has done too well for any negative feedback

    Summary

    Im not naive, I dont think I will get every single feature under the sun. All I want is something that works no matter what. Ad Aware does that perfectly.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Greatly improved computer security"

    December 17, 2014  |   By perkytroll

    Version: Ad-aware 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    NEw layout with the ultimate protection tools. It's got an antiroot kit tool as well as automatic downloads of updates. Best protection bar none against online hackers and identity thieves and its trusted by hundreds of millions around the world.

    Cons

    Stepped up the antivirus game, no issues

    Summary

    Best all time protection

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Replaced Panda with Ad Aware"

    December 17, 2014  |   By rubsnexi

    Version: Ad-aware 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Keeps my computer healthy and properly tuned. Free for life, not like those one that are only free for 30 days or the ones that force upgrade notifications 24.7. It protects my computer well and offers powerful tools for security.

    Cons

    None so far

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  • 4.0 stars

    "This is the one"

    December 17, 2014  |   By allisuper1989

    Version: Ad-aware 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Performance on this was very impressive and results were concrete. Ad Aware is the clear winner in the antivirus war because it has managed to do whwat so many others have failed to do. It kept my computer protected despite an onslaught of viruses that threatened to wipe my hard drive clean. Luckily, I Ad Aware was there to help ensure my protection.

    Cons

    No customer service

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Looks great and works even better"

    December 17, 2014  |   By boltedscent

    Version: Ad-aware 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    No issues with the download or installation. To make sure the installation went smoothly, I deactivated my built in windows firewall. I then reactivated after the installation completed. Ad Aware options are v ery easy to configure, for example, I can schedule scans to whatever time of day I want.

    Cons

    Not a problem with ad aware but I hate the cnet downloader

    Summary

    Ad Aware is worth trying

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