Ad-Aware 2007

Ad-Aware 2007

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 15800 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.1.4
  • Total Downloads:
    387,468,757
  • Date Added:
    June 14, 2007
  • File Size:
    1.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    92,412
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

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

    3.1

    out of 320 votes

    • 5 star 92
    • 4 star 74
    • 3 star 32
    • 2 star 25
    • 1 star 97
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 15800 votes

    • 5 star 7479
    • 4 star 4318
    • 3 star 1155
    • 2 star 725
    • 1 star 2123
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4 stars

"Slower"

June 21, 2007  |  By goodnews55

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.4

Pros

I like it all right. It looks better than before.

Cons

It is slower and took two tries to reboot and remove a critical issue. I did finally get rid of it though.

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5 stars

"Love it."

June 21, 2007  |  By allman091985

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.4

Pros

I think it work realy good.

Cons

I have nothing to say.

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5 stars

"awsome product ,installed then removed 5 spyware viruses in 25 min!!!"

June 21, 2007  |  By destinemike

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.4

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5 stars

"Easy to use, cleans thoroughly"

June 21, 2007  |  By jude72

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.4

Pros

Ease of use, very thorough

Cons

nothing

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4 stars

"in line with the best for now"

June 21, 2007  |  By Banjo_Sola

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.4

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5 stars

"effective."

June 20, 2007  |  By boxer1985

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.4

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1 stars

"99% Buggy"

June 20, 2007  |  By Minaithnir2005

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.4

Pros

Looks good, when it works it works well

Cons

As above, hardly ever works, updater sucks causes error, ad watch uses 100%cpu, scan fails 8/10 tries with a error code, conflicts with other products like windows defender and lavasoft firewall 2.0

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2 stars

"Would love to go back to Ad-Aware SE instead"

June 20, 2007  |  By kbarre

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.4

Pros

Prettier interface

Cons

Lack of previously free features unless you upgrade ($).

Unresponsive during a scan.

No improvement in speed.

It may be more user friendly to someone who has never used it, or only used the smart-scan. I've used ad-aware for several years, and have loved having the ability to choose which folders to scan. Now the "customization" requires purchasing the pro version.

I've also had problems with updating. I'm used to always telling it to update, and when I do on the new version, it tells me it can't because the server is busy. It then pops up another update window. I think it is auto-updating while I'm trying to manually update, causing a conflict.

Every version prior to this one has been very slow on every computer I've run them on. However, the product has been thorough, and I could always click "Cancel" and stop the current search at that point and remove anything detected up to that point. This version is not only as slow as the predecessors, it has been unresponsive during scans.

I've run this on a couple of my computers, but the ones with SE will NOT get updated to 2007. In my opinion, they put a prettier face on a stripped down product to get people who want options that used to be free to pay for the plus or pro editions. I'm happy that I can still fall back on Spybot S&D.

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1 stars

"They've made their money"

June 20, 2007  |  By saddamhanged

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.4

Pros

They've made their money laughing it off while we/me can just admire their smartness at this scam.

Cons

Total Rip off.

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1 stars

"wasted my time"

June 20, 2007  |  By Bmoer

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.4

Pros

It hasn't worked so I don't know if it is any good. The authenticity key for 5 days keeps telling invalid key.

Cons

This has wasted my time on and off for 5 days trying to simply authenticate the software with their key. I'm not satisfied at all with this.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.1.4
Version 7.0.1.4 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date June 14, 2007
Date Added June 14, 2007
Version 7.0.1.4
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 1.67MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 387,468,757
Downloads Last Week 92,412
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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