Ad-Aware Total Security Review

PROS: The file shredder worked, albiet very slowly. CONS: Just about everything with Ad-Aware Total Security didn’t do as advertised. Having tested it on three different systems (more than the recommended system specs were met) with nearly the same results, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the norm for Total Security. OVERVIEW: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Total Security is an all-in-one security suite designed to detect malware, protect your private data, allow parental control over internet content, and secure deletion of files. Due to countless performance issues that often left the systems they were tested on nearly inoperable, incredibly long scantimes, and several bizarre false positives from the virus engines, I wouldn’t recommend Ad-Aware Total Security as a commercial security solution. Lavasoft Ad-Aware Total Security Review Company: Lavasoft Supported OS: Windows XP SP2, Vista (All), 7 (All) Price: $49.95 1PC/1 Year License (Full List @ http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_total_security.php) Overall Rating: 3 out of 10 What It Does: Lavasoft Total Security is a complete system security suite designed to protect the user from malware such as viruses, worms, trojans, spyware and adware using realtime protection. Also included are other features such as Parental Controls, Online Backups, Data Recovery and File Shredding. Installation: The installation took about 30 minutes to complete, required minimal user interaction, and needed only one reboot. Details: After the installation was completed and the system was rebooted, the user is presented with a splash screen for a few seconds while Total Security initializes. Once Total Security starts for the first time, the user is asked if they would like to check for updates. When scanning for malware, a box appears...

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