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Usually the lab results match my own testing, but sometimes they can pull up the rating of a product that didn't test so well for me.Ad-Aware Pro has only been tested by one of the major labs and didn't display consistent success, a fact that worried me just a bit. Getting a product into testing actually costs money for the vendor.Ad-Aware Pro with "advanced rootkit protection" managed 7.3 points.PC Tools Spyware Doctor with Anti Virus 2011 (.95 direct for three licenses, 4 stars) leads the pack with 9.1 points, but no other free product did as well as Ad-Aware Free.
The minor difference between the two editions only became evident when I tallied up the final results.
Scheduled scanning is available in advanced mode, just as in the Pro edition.
The program automatically runs a smart scan of critical areas after installation, if it detects active malware.
In testing, it scored almost as well as the Pro edition and definitely beat out the free competition.
Initially, the only visible difference between the Free and Pro editions is the title.
It's true that Ad-Aware Free lacks some features found in Editors' Choice Ad-Aware Pro Internet Security 9.0 ($29.95 direct, 4.5 stars).