Ad-Aware Pro Anniversary Edition
Ad-Aware Pro is easy to install, offering the user two install options: SmartSet and Custom. The former is your typical, automatic install, while the latter allows the user to customize the installation process by selecting where on the computer the program should be installed, option to add or remove a shortcut, etc. Unlike STOPzilla and other antispyware programs, a reboot is required before Ad-Aware Pro will begin its magic.
Like STOPzilla, when Ad-Aware Pro was running, it did not slow down system performance. A feature called Ad-Watch Live will scan your system in real-time to watch for malicious activity. Ad-Aware Pro is completely customizable, allowing the user to select what to scan, when to scan and how to scan. Additionally, you have the option to change the appearance (color and theme) of the program.
Compared to STOPzilla, Ad-Aware Pro Anniversary Edition is a little on the steep side: $39.95 for a one-year subscription. However, this program does offer a lot of extra features.
Canadian buyers beware! Despite the fluctuating value of our dollar, you will get a slap in the face on the price of Ad-Aware Pro Anniversary Edition. Although the company advertises the price as $39.95, proceeding to check-out, you’re presented with a whopping price of $62.93. If only my US pay cheques had such a conversion rate!
Review of Ad-Aware Pro Anniversary Edition