This is a warning for anyone reading this. I've just come across them after ending up with their malware on my PC.
It was silently installed by another installer over a month ago, and today it finally revealed itself when it asked me to "finish" a security update. In the small print, it explained clicking the button will hijack all of your browsers (change the homepage, new tab page and search bar) and install their extension into chrome.
While I presume it's carefully designed to be legal, a company willing to pull this off is extremely sketchy, and not one you should be trusting with anything.
At the very least, it's likely they're harvesting as much data about you as they can to sell it, but there's also the danger they'll get paid to use their program to install other malware too.
Review by HarooKuro2 months ago
They have always protected my system.
Review by Gazal2 months ago
Basically phishing with the way they sneak their lousy software onto your pc. Zero trustworthiness.
Review by Stotfoldkid3 months ago
Just added it to my desktop and so far so good!
Review by EricG3 months ago
Right now I use the free version as my computer under Vista is now
obsolete but still works though Chrome no longer updates. Opera
and Quant seem to support. I shall
soon be moving to Windows 10 or Mac.
Review by CherylS Besteiros5 months ago
Adaware is the best!
Review by Milazim5 months ago
impossible to upgrade to new version?
I can´t receive upgrade link via email despite many attemps?
My mail is hakan.frojd(at)gmail.com
Thankyou in advance!
Review by Aydansmom Dayman5 months ago
Legit Antivirus software
Review by Aripin6 months ago
I was looking for a free antivirus. It mostly made everything slow and the free features were not that great. Also took allot of effort removing the program. Honestly it was annoying as F!
Review by Brickhouse6 months ago
works well' doesnt bother too much with adds.
Review by Fredrike7 months ago
Got installed without my permission, its like spyware.
Review by Faisul7 months ago
Good but you should include VPN
Review by CManuel8 months ago
Yesterday I tried to click through "no thanks" to your paid whatever and reached a page that offered no way out except forward towards purchase. No bueno!
Review by RMason10 months ago
I tried three times to download the key. All failed. Had correct email address as can be seen by this survey. Checked through all email including spam.... no key.
Want to try again?
Review by Sullens Turabi10 months ago
Great free product
Review by Jouannin10 months ago
This program made it on to my computer when I downloaded Utorrent. I did not want it and it was extremely hard to get rid off. Bundled hidden crap
Review by Zareifis11 months ago
did nothing still had adware had to get spybot
Review by Mufer1 year ago
Unwanted bundled program that kept throwing up errors.
Review by Jennavieve1 year ago
Everything seems to be operational and there were no glitches on download and install procedures.
It is too early to give an accurate assessment as it has only been two days, so the review would seem to be a little premature!
However, all seems OK, therefore I will be willing to come back at a later date and give a more accurate assessment. Thank you.
As promised: Two weeks in, and the software is working perfectly. Scanning is excellent and extensive and there have been no viral attacks as yet. I am pleased that there also has not been any internal conflicts with the firewall, which had been a major problem with other AV systems, which would, at least every second day, bring up a dialogue box stating "UI failed to load". I am really positive and upbeat regarding this Ad-Aware programme. Thanks again.
Review by CharvonJenae1 year ago
quality product, easy updates and good security features
Review by Amalthea1 year ago
I installed the software. Started the full scan of my computer. It took the whole night to perform. In the morning, when I woke up, the scan had finished, it had even found viruses. But alas, the part of the GUI, where I could choose what to do with the infected files, was outside of the visible part of display. There was no way I could roll down or jump via TAB. I remembered that due to my poor eyesight, I had changed the size of the windows letters to 150%. So I decided to revert to original size, which windows only allowed after a restart. After restarting the computer all the results were gone. It is ridiculous.
Review by Kalyani1 year ago
The company has scummy ways of trying to sneak in their program called "Web Companion". The problems start with WC taking over your browser (for security reasons...), making you lose your tabs, changing homepage and search engine etc. If you uninstal the program you get errors on next start up and find that the program is still on your computer, although not available for uninstallation. The problem has been there since 2015. Their OFFICIAL forums have a single volunteer trying to help people in removing the problematic software. No "real" staff bothers answering or helping. Do not use their products.
Review by MrsPip1 year ago
Installed on my PC against my consent. Locked my CPU usage to 90+% making it borderline unusable until after I had uninstalled it.
A quick search of this company show they are full of shady tricks to get you to hand over personal information and data.
These kind of business practices should be illegal.
Review by Botcha1 year ago
Very poor decision to change name from Lavasoft. The software's latest version performs poorly when compared to previous versions. My biggest gripe is that the very software that is supposed to protect you from adware and such actually hijacks your browser and starts the totally useless BING search engine when you open a new tab. Don't know who is running the company, but you are alienating your customer base!
Review by ChristianlaimOfficial Waycaster1 year ago