Ad-Aware 2007

Ad-Aware 2007

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 15956 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    387,859,624
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 07, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.84MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    70,168
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Review

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One of the first applications built to find and remove adware and spyware, Ad-Aware 2007's excellent reputation is well-justified.

The interface features two skins and six tabs in the nav bar. The first two, Status and Scan, initiate file scans for adware. After scanning is complete, the program presents a results summary, followed by a line-item list from which you can select which components to remove. There is also an option to create a system restore point. Right-clicking an individual entry gives some information about suspected adware, though details beyond whether the malware is critical or negligible wouldn't hurt.

The third button, Ad-Watch, offers real-time defenses but only in the paid version. Web Update, the next button, controls definition file updates. The fifth button, Tools and Plug-ins, shows you which plug-ins are installed and controls TrackSweep, the new browsing tracks cleaner. TrackSweep is the only free function here. Smoothly integrated into the app, it wipes the cache, cookies, and history, and other breadcrumbs left by major browsers.

Settings is last, and provides access to auto-scans, browsers, scanning, the interface, and log files. The app does an excellent job of removing most malware components, although rescanning is necessary for a seriously infected machine. Despite the freeware restrictions, this is a fully functional adware remover, and Ad-Aware 2007 should be part of your arsenal.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 601 votes

    • 5 star 261
    • 4 star 181
    • 3 star 43
    • 2 star 29
    • 1 star 87
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 15956 votes

    • 5 star 7578
    • 4 star 4369
    • 3 star 1160
    • 2 star 726
    • 1 star 2123
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4 stars

"Picked up what some others missed. Nice GUI."

June 30, 2007  |  By HondaCB500

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.2

Pros

Very thorough, Nice GUI. Easy to use for any beginners.

Cons

Can take a long time to scan big drives

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3 stars

"the newest version still has some bugs"

June 26, 2007  |  By robertsg4

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.2

Cons

I keep getting errors when I run the program.

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2 stars

"I've found it quite helpful in dumping junk from system."

June 25, 2007  |  By carolinewalters

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.2

Pros

It helps me dump unneeded garbage from my system.

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5 stars

"great"

June 24, 2007  |  By shielaf

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.2

Pros

I was suprised how well it worked

Cons

none

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4 stars

"efficient"

June 23, 2007  |  By patinmichael

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.2

Pros

fast scanning

Cons

it cant be perfect

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5 stars

"The best I have ever used."

June 23, 2007  |  By Joan R. King

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.2

Pros

It let's me know the problems before it fixes them.

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4 stars

"As a daily tool, it can be rather complex"

June 22, 2007  |  By PureMedic101

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.2

Pros

It appears to be efficient and is generally good.

Cons

It seems rather complicated as a tool which I use daily. A quick scan is rather long and I have not yet performed a full scan!

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3 stars

"I like Ad-Aware because it is so helpful but I wish there was more support fo"

June 21, 2007  |  By ALLONE

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.2

Pros

Although I have other software that should be able to do the same thing, Ad-Aware still finds things my other software does not.

Cons

Since I downloaded the latest version I have been stuck on step 3 of the first scan I ran. I went to the website and looked at the most F.A.Q.'s and found no help. I did not have any where to go from there. I live on a fixed disability income so I cannot afford to buy the more advanced version.

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1 stars

"freezes up in middle of scanning"

June 19, 2007  |  By ran_d

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.2

Pros

needs work , new setup is nice

Cons

it freezes and won't resume scans

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5 stars

"Simple to use and effective"

June 19, 2007  |  By pmarceau

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.2

Pros

Free for personal use, and very effective.

Cons

Free version does not include real time protection.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.1.2
Ad-Aware 2007 includes a redesigned engine, improved code sequence identification, incremental definition updates, one-click Web-history cleanup, multiple browser support, and other new features.
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date June 07, 2007
Date Added June 07, 2007
Version 7.0.1.2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 1.84MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 387,859,624
Downloads Last Week 70,168
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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