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Compare MacKeeper vs Ad-Aware

Overall Score:
6.2
Features
Value for money
Support
Ease of use
Price:$9.95
Overall Score:
7.2
Features
Value for money
Support
Ease of use
Price:$36
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Pricing
Price$9.95$36
Money back Guarantee
Scanning
Real-time Antivirus
Manual Virus Scanning
USB Virus Scan
Registry Startup Scan
Auto Virus Scanning
Scheduled scan
Threat type
Anti-Spyware
Anti-Worm
Anti-Trojan
Anti-Rootkit
Anti-Phishing
Anti-Spam
Chat/IM Protection
Adware Prevention
Compatibility
Windows
Mac
Android
IOS
Usage
Ease of use
Extra features
Personal Firewall
Parental Controls
Gamer Mode
VPN Service
Smartphone Optimizer
Device Tune-up
Safe browser
Support
Live Help
Phone support
Ticket support

Last Customer Reviews: MacKeeper vs Ad-Aware

Karen Jonas
MacKeeper is a hoax!!
Robert F Flor
This turned out to be a horrible product that I'm sorry I purchased. It wasn't on my MacBook very long and resuted in freezing my computer. I attempted to restart my computer over a three to four day period with no success. I then spent 4 to 5 hours with Apple Support having them look at the situation. MacKeeper used so much capacity it created this issue. This is an expensive lesson in getting sales pressure and being lied to about the program. DO NOT IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE ADD THIS TO YOUR COMPUTER!
Randy
As of today, Jan. 22/2020, this is what has happened: My original license was to expire May 2/2020. I buy a new license, today (to take advantage of a reduced price), with an expiry of 366 days (Jan. 22/2021). They have now combined the above 2 licenses and now they advise they will both expire April 30/2020, in 98 days????????? And on top of this, trying to activate the new license, was quite a rigamarole going through their support. I am waiting for a response, and if they do not correct the situation, I will cancel and request full refund.
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MacKeeper highlights:

  • Offers an impressive list of utilities for Mac users
  • Above-average customer support
  • Comes with a flexible pricing policy

Ad-Aware highlights:

  • Offers a free baseline real-time monitoring antivirus
  • Compatible with Windows 7 and higher
  • Requires less than 1% of CPU to perform the scans
  • Users can install other antiviruses along with Adaware if they choose the compatible mode
  • Monitors registry to spot modifications
  • Detects and blocks malware before it has any chance to run
  • Offers a sandbox to run infected files without any harm to the system