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I've just installed the free version of Ad-Aware Plus (after having registered with e-bay), but I'm still not sure if it stops viruses and things like that from getting into the computer, or if it just picks up on them and removes them once they're in there. Can anyone tell me. Also, is it even any good?! Thanks.
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The free one doesn't do anything unless you run it every once in a while.
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This is not the "free" version. Rather its Plus, which the OP obtained through promotion. It includes a registry monitor, automatic updates, and protection through "ad watch". Ad Watch is defined as "real time" protection.

This differs from the free version which provides passive protection only and no automatic updates.

To answer your question, it is just like an AV client. If something tries to "infect" you, then it will do it's best to prevent/clean it. The product works well, although some people feel that it is a little "long in the tooth". Meaning they don't keep up with the latest infections as well as they used to. I also know that Super AntiSpyware is one of the better products. This is the one we use during our malware cleaning process.

However, since you obtained it for free, I would continue to use it. If it works for you, then thats great. IF you decide you don't like it or it doesn't work for you, then you can always uninstall and go to another product.
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I had the same problem when i remove spyware after scanning through adaware and it comes again and closes the adaware window
I am too unable to remove those viruses
i think that free version doesnt works on vista
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if you have malware, viri, or the like, please visisit our malware forum. We have trained specialist that can assist in getting your system back in proper running order.
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