What do you think of Ad-Aware 11 from Lavasoft?

Discussion in 'Ad-Aware (Lavasoft)' started by Jess5457, Jun 15, 2016.

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What do you think of Ad-Aware 11 from Lavasoft?

  1. Very good

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  2. Good

    4 vote(s)
    9.1%
  3. Average

    9 vote(s)
    20.5%
  4. Poor

    13 vote(s)
    29.5%
  5. To avoid

    7 vote(s)
    15.9%
  6. I have never used this product

    10 vote(s)
    22.7%
  1. Jess5457

    Jess5457 Level 1

    Mar 16, 2016
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    Hi all!

    I start a survey to find out what you think Ad-aware free!
    Personally I use it with Web Comeragh I am very satisfied!

    Thank you!
     
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  2. Kate_L

    Kate_L Former Member

    Jun 21, 2014
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    I find it useless, it uses there own engine and bitdefender (just signatures). Bitdefender Free does the same thing and it also has Active Virus Control (the best component).

    There are way better FREE alternatives when it comes to detection / removal. I voted "to avoid".
     
  3. Jess5457

    Jess5457 Level 1

    Mar 16, 2016
    6
    32
    France
    Okay thanks for your opinion!
     
  4. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    Jun 9, 2013
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    These days i would give it a big miss. :eek:
     
  5. Jess5457

    Jess5457 Level 1

    Mar 16, 2016
    6
    32
    France
    Okey ^^
     
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  6. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61
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    Mar 15, 2011
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    Web and FileMaker Developer
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    Ad-Aware way back is indeed decent however even though the engine is incorporated by Bitdefender, the other operations seems mediocre already.

    Likely rated to be 3 out of 5 stars. Fine but many alternatives to choose from.
     
  7. Jess5457

    Jess5457 Level 1

    Mar 16, 2016
    6
    32
    France
    Okay, what free alternative for you? :)
     
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  8. hjlbx

    hjlbx Guest

    Obsolete
     
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  9. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52
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    Aug 2, 2015
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    Voted *poor
    I agree with FrOg on this one.
    I can remember years back, Lavasoft tried very hard to dethrone Malwarebytes.
    Malwarebytes clearly stood strong and prevailed, but I say this to make a point, and that is I have followed Lavasoft since their inception
    and at no point was Lavasoft on Malwarebytes level nor in my opinion will they ever be based on their track record. JMHO
    PeAcE
     
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  10. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
    Developer

    May 16, 2011
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    29,702
    Community manager
    Vietnam & France
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    same opinion here, especially when you have Avast or Avira free.
     
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  11. Rodrigo

    Rodrigo Level 1

    May 10, 2014
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    in my case, i try a full analysis and discover some threats in thunderbird mails junk, the kaspersky IS 2017 dont detect and other more dont detect this.
    so i think that is good for other analysis.
     
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