Ad-Aware 2007

Ad-Aware 2007

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 15532 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    386,934,315
  • Date Added:
    July 06, 2007
  • File Size:
    1.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    68,414
  • 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 542 votes

    • 5 star 133
    • 4 star 147
    • 3 star 54
    • 2 star 33
    • 1 star 175
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    3.9

    out of 15532 votes

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    • 4 star 4229
    • 3 star 1148
    • 2 star 725
    • 1 star 2123
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  • 5 stars

    "Actually free"

    October 19, 2014   |   By RoboticsArmReach

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    As skeptical as I am, I ate my words after trying this antivirus on my laptop. I was blown away by the results of a full scan and how much spyware and adware was actually living in my hard drive before Ad Aware quarantined them. Deleting them was easy and figuring out how to keep my system and antivirus updated to prevent this from happening in the future took under 6 minutes.

    Cons

    I'd like the Total Security software suite Lavasoft offeres, but it's too expensive.

    Summary

    I am very happy with how little juice Ad Aware takes from my computer, making it very effecient as well. Do yourself a solid and install Ad Aware now to prevent yourself from having to deal with what I did down the line.

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  • 5 stars

    "will use this for years"

    October 19, 2014   |   By Creamandsugars

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    - good malware removal detect and remove
    - potent real time protection from malware
    - little to no memory consumption
    - firewall is fully active and reliable

    Cons

    mostly noticed benefits in this software

    Summary

    go for ad aware without a doubt. i'll use this for years to come.

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  • 4 stars

    "Evil software blocker"

    October 19, 2014   |   By WittyWhitman

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    No more worrying about these stupid pop up prompts and active x downloads from shady sites that constantly tell me my antivirus program (which I never had) was out of date and needed to be upgraded. That cost me about 1 week of my time trying to figure out how to regain control of my computer. LEt me tell you if it wasn't for Ad Aware being recommended, I probably would have microwaved this computer out of frustration. After the download, a few clicks on the install and a quick scan, Ad Aware found a myriad of evil software that was crawling in my computer's vains. After removing them all, and rebooting my computer, browsing the web and using basic programs felt so much quicker and more enjoyable than before.

    Cons

    Noticed huge system improvement after removing all the crap ad Aware found.

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  • 5 stars

    "Must have protection"

    October 19, 2014   |   By DiamondEdged18K

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Good malware detection without compromising on cost and ease of use. UI looks fluid and attractive - not that you really ever have to interact with it.

    Cons

    Quick scans are great but the full scans are best done at night when you're not waiting for it.

    Summary

    Pretty good at working on its own without taking too much out of my computer's power output.

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  • 5 stars

    "friendly look and feel"

    October 19, 2014   |   By Seargent4stars

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    functions with simplicity and ease. there are no completely unecessary features only what you need. its easy to forget it's there because it works quietly until it finds a threat.

    Cons

    would recommend they change the upgrade price to something like $15

    Summary

    good software all around

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  • 5 stars

    "Secured as soon as you install it"

    October 19, 2014   |   By WormyJenny

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    * Been using Ad Aware since 2008
    * Has kept my PC protected from catching all kinds of viruses
    * This free version is on par with Avast, AVG, Kaspersky's and Norton's paid versions
    * Doesn't slow down your PC like others

    Cons

    The larger the drive, the longer the scan will take.

    Summary

    Simply the best in its class

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  • 4 stars

    "Free, but worth buying"

    October 19, 2014   |   By Dick3ward

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Efficient, fast, low resource usage, pin point scanning to go along with real-time protection. I've used ad-aware for years and this is the best combination of anti-spyware/antivirus.This program covers all my PC security.

    Cons

    The full version should cost less.

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  • 5 stars

    "The best AV available at the moment."

    October 19, 2014   |   By antharg70

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Easy to use,
    always online,
    blocks everything,
    Low CPU usage,
    Game mode,
    FREE!!

    Cons

    Almost perfect.

    Summary

    The best all-round free antivirus available on the market.

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  • 5 stars

    "Serious virus protection."

    October 19, 2014   |   By Chuck-g62

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    The IT guy at work told me to get this and he was right. It's simple simple to use and the real time protection catches everything on the spot. I even setup the parental controls for my kids. Now I have nothing to worry about.

    Cons

    Not much to dislike.

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  • 5 stars

    "Really good antivirus!"

    October 19, 2014   |   By Lorenz6con

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

    Pros

    Automatic updates. Full virus protection. Able to set exceptions. Best of all. It's free!

    Cons

    Nada!!!!!!

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    What's new in version 7.0.1.5
    Version 7.0.1.5 includes unspecified updates.
    General
    Publisher Lavasoft
    Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
    Release Date July 06, 2007
    Date Added July 06, 2007
    Version 7.0.1.5
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Anti-Spyware
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
    Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server
    Download Information
    File Size 1.67MB
    File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 386,934,315
    Downloads Last Week 68,414
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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