Ad-Aware 2007

Ad-Aware 2007

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 15256 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.0.1.4
File Size:
2.68MB
Date Added:
June 14, 2007
Price:
Free; paid upgrade available
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP
Total Downloads:
386,639,331
Downloads Last Week:
108,177
Product ranking:
#1 in Anti-Spyware
Additional Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.9

    out of 15256 votes

    • 5 star: 7142
    • 4 star: 4130
    • 3 star: 1138
    • 2 star: 725
    • 1 star: 2121
  • Current Version:

    3.1

    out of 320 votes

    • 5 star: 92
    • 4 star: 74
    • 3 star: 32
    • 2 star: 25
    • 1 star: 97
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  • 5 stars

    "Perfect for my needs."

    September 22, 2014   |   By millie_moultrie

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.3.6321

    Pros

    Super easy to use, clean, effective. I love how my PC is performing now. Ad-aware is much easier to use than my old antivirus.

    Cons

    No more worries.

    Summary

    I will definitely keep using ad-aware.

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  • 5 stars

    "Strong virus detection."

    September 22, 2014   |   By D-evans10

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.3.6321

    Pros

    The program is just, great. Better than any other antivirus in features, detection rate, real-time protection, everthing. It is very customizable and user-friendly. It also has antispyware protection.

    Cons

    Don't see any yet.

    Summary

    This antivirus is working good.

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  • 4 stars

    "why not!!!!"

    September 22, 2014   |   By unicornfirehydrant

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.3.6321

    Pros

    Had Norton but let it expire without knowing what that meant. I didn't want to pay for another year of Norton (very expensive) so I D/L Ad Aware Free. Not a fun process cleaning out all the crap the computer had but at least with Ad Aware, it wasn't so bad. Managed to get everything out. Computer runs perfectly again. I scheduled automatic scans late at night while I sleep and with automatic updates, im always protected.

    Cons

    Great antispyware and antivirus

    Summary

    Lesson is keep ur antivirus updated

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  • 5 stars

    "definitely worth the download"

    September 22, 2014   |   By ChickenFleechood

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.3.6321

    Pros

    My grandmother tried downloading musin on itunes but instead ended up on some shady site and must have accidentally download a virus. Computer was crazy slow and she got these weird very shady looking pop ups saying she had 67 viruses. I download adaware and installed it in SAfe Mode. Rebooted and run and a scan. It detected so 5 trojans and a few other malicious files that it easily removed. All said and done, the whole process was just seamless. My grandmother kept thanking me thinking it was me who had invented the software, it took me 1 hour to explain to her what a virus and anti virus was LOL

    Cons

    Hey man if this thing saves you the time of having to go to your grandmothers house and spending 2 hours giving computer advice, than its definitely worth soemthing

    Summary

    I personally have been using ad aware for about 8 years and upgraded to the Pro recentely because of the added features I felt I needed. Whats beautiful about this software is the fact that you get the almost the same level of security across the Free and the Pro version. Just more useful and userfriendly features on the Pro.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works like a charm!"

    September 22, 2014   |   By ArmyM16Experts

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.3.6321

    Pros

    A serious charm! i like how quick it was to setup and start scanning. total time taken from setup to first scan was less than a minute (my internet connection is quick though).

    Cons

    I've yet to see anything serious

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  • 4 stars

    "synced for protection"

    September 22, 2014   |   By crackrocks43

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.3.6321

    Pros

    all updates are great when they're frequent. They allow my laptop to stay up-to-date with all the latest virus definitions to ensure I never get any viruses. the look is nice and easy and smooth.

    Cons

    no real complaints

    Summary

    Im very impressed with this free software. I've tried a few others but none made me feel as protected as this one did

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  • 5 stars

    "Complete security"

    September 22, 2014   |   By BrendaMarino45

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.3.6321

    Pros

    prevetns viruses from overriding my computer's security and installing malware on it.

    Cons

    The interface is easy but i'm not a fan of the colors

    Summary

    Gives me the feeling of safety and complete security when using my computer

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  • 5 stars

    "Works as advertised."

    September 20, 2014   |   By Sumrall_Rob

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.3.6321

    Pros

    Comes free with all the basic antivirus functions I need. Uses minimal resources. Prevents viruses, spyware, trojans, from gettin on my PC.

    Cons

    Cannot find anything wrong with it.

    Summary

    Free antivirus is very good.

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  • 4 stars

    "Best program on the market"

    September 20, 2014   |   By rocky-roth94

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.3.6321

    Pros

    This is the first AV that has kept me virus free for 12 consecutive months. The real time protection is great without slowing down my PC. The interface isn't confusing. In my opinion this is the best AV on the market.

    Cons

    The fist scan was long but it improves with time.

    Summary

    I feel like my computer is really protected from viruses

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  • 5 stars

    "It's good free software."

    September 20, 2014   |   By R-elliot11

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.3.6321

    Pros

    Performs great. Scans are quick , full set of security features and PC is safe.

    Cons

    No issues for me.

    Summary

    Free - user friendly - very useful.

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