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Free 1 year license of Ad-Aware Pro Internet Security! [24-hours only]

Software Description

The follow is a description of Ad-Aware Pro Internet Security as per the developer:

dotTech Advice

My typical source for authoritative security products detection rates (AV-Comparatives) has not tested Ad-Aware Pro, so it is hard for me to say how effective the program is. However, Ad-Aware Pro is 100 VB certified, and VirusBulletin’s RAP test [1] lists “Lavasoft Pro” (presumably Ad-Aware Pro) as having good detection rates but not great detections rates. Furthermore, for what it is worth, PCMag loves Ad-Aware Pro Internet Security [2], giving it 4.5/5 stars and Editors Choice reward.

On a personal level, I find that Ad-Aware used to be a good program back in the day; but with gained popularity it gained bloat and now is an overly bloated program. Regardless of how well it detects malware, I wouldn’t install Ad-Aware on my computer even if I could get the Pro version for free for life. If you, however, decide to get Ad-Aware Pro Internet Security be sure to not run the live protection with other anti-malware programs. Ad-Aware used to be a “supplementary” security program that ran alongside main security programs. However, now Ad-Aware is a fully fledged main security program itself; running its live protection with other main security programs’s live protection will most likely slow your computer down.

Freebie Details

1 year license of Ad-Aware Pro Internet Security is available for free through CNET for a limited time. It is a 24-hour giveaway that ends 6 AM PST Tuesday December 28, 2010. So if you want Ad-Aware Pro Internet Security, you need to get it before then. Also there is no information on the shelf-life of this license, so you may or may not be able to activate it at a later date.

To get 1 year license of Ad-Aware Pro Internet Security, follow these simple directions:

Version being given out for free: v9.0

Free updates: Yes, but for 1 year only

Supported OS: Windows 2000 and higher

Download size: 124 MB


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If you have any trouble getting 1 year of Ad-Aware Pro Internet Security for free, post below and other dotTechies or I will try to help.

Thanks prema23 [13]!