Ad-Aware 2007

Ad-Aware 2007

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 14788 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.0.1.5
File Size:
1.63MB
Date Added:
July 06, 2007
Price:
Free; paid upgrade available
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP
Total Downloads:
385,778,396
Downloads Last Week:
63,513
Product ranking:
#3 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 14788 votes

    • 5 star: 6822
    • 4 star: 4001
    • 3 star: 1122
    • 2 star: 724
    • 1 star: 2119
  • Current Version:

    3.1

    out of 542 votes

    • 5 star: 133
    • 4 star: 147
    • 3 star: 54
    • 2 star: 33
    • 1 star: 175
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  • 5 stars

    "Very effective."

    July 21, 2014   |   By War_cox

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    Hardly any impact on my computer's speed or effeciency in running multiple programs side by side, even though protection is always on. Oh yeah, it also kills viruses as soon as they're detected.

    Cons

    None to date.

    Summary

    I am very much impressed by its effectiveness.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great job, great price!"

    July 21, 2014   |   By Sharpe_Ruth

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    I have been using this for 5 years or more. Works great for me. It is alot easier on the system than the top ones and it comes packed with premium features.

    Cons

    It needs a new look.

    Summary

    A bit ugly but does a great job.

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  • 4 stars

    "Set it & forget it solution."

    July 21, 2014   |   By Saltymark

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    1.ease of use 2.least amount of hassle 3. real time protection 4.really does the job of protecting a pc pretty good.

    Cons

    Don't want another toolbar.

    Summary

    It's a relief knowing that ad-aware is installed on my PC.

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  • 5 stars

    "That AV available at the moment."

    July 21, 2014   |   By Darryllllll76

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    The best free antivirus for a gaming PC, fast scans and overall protection is enough for a home user. Download this program if you wan't speed, stability, and Security at the same time.

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now.

    Summary

    Perfect for my personal use.

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  • 5 stars

    "Free antivirus is very good."

    July 21, 2014   |   By Robbievazquez

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    No complications with viruses or faulty program errors. It works silently in the back round. Nice extra features.

    Cons

    Have had no problems at all.

    Summary

    Keeps your PC clean and running without interference.

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  • 5 stars

    "Lightweight & good detection."

    July 21, 2014   |   By rayhjohn68

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    Everything! The automatic updates and live protection. Its effective watch on the system and the fact that it tells you what it has blocked and the potential dangers. The best performing AV for free!!!

    Cons

    I couldn't find anything wrong.

    Summary

    Catches everything.

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  • 1 stars

    "Used Lavasoft Ad-aware to eliminate adware."

    July 20, 2014   |   By ejism

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    Quick download. Thorough scan.

    Cons

    Ad-Aware found multiple adware and other viruses and Trojans. One problem. When I hit the clean button to quarantine the bad guys, Ad-Aware accomplished it's goal by deleting my entire user folder!! Nothing was left. Folder empty!! I ended up doing a system restore, which I wanted to avoid. I was able to retrieve basic user folders, but most personal files are gone. Some were backed up, but not all, that's on me.

    Summary

    Want to save some time and money? Keep a back up of your system and when you get a virus, do like Ad-Aware and just delete all of your files. "Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out!" Nice. I do not recommend this product.

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  • 5 stars

    "My personal favorite."

    July 20, 2014   |   By Wens_Jacobo

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    Easy to configure and use. Habitual and automatic updates ensure constant protection. It checks emails and websites for threats. Basically secured from all angles.

    Cons

    No cons at all.

    Summary

    Good product. Worth a try.

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  • 5 stars

    "As good as paid programs."

    July 20, 2014   |   By Lonnie85Jones

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    I have it on 3 pc's because it does what it's supposed to do. I recomend to everyone. If you need more. Try the pro version.

    Cons

    The interface needs a makeover.

    Summary

    Works well without dragging down my system.

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  • 4 stars

    "A very efficient way to protect the computer."

    July 20, 2014   |   By Tyjeff

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    Just like many other programs of this type it takes much of the worry and concern when utilizing the web. Anti-virus software is a must today and this antivirus comes with all the basics.

    Cons

    Safe browsing blocks too many websites.

    Summary

    Does as expected for a free program.

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