Ad-Aware 2007

Ad-Aware 2007

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 15574 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.1.6
  • Total Downloads:
    387,142,495
  • Date Added:
    August 01, 2007
  • File Size:
    1.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    201,421
  • 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's excellent reputation is well-justified. While the 2007 edition is still free, it does have some new features that may make you reconsider the height of the pedestal it sits on.

First off, the app's updater is now permanently on, running in your system's background. The irony of Ad-Aware running potential spyware is not lost on us. The interface has also been completely overhauled, and it's a bit more confusing. There are six tabs in the nav bar. Status and Scan initiate adware scans, and finish with a line-item list so you can select which components to remove and create a system restore point. The context menu offers some information about suspected adware, though it's light on details.

Other navbar buttons include Ad-Watch, offering real-time defenses but only in the paid version. Plug-ins are disabled in the free version, but the Tools and Plug-ins tab hosts TrackSweep, the new browsing tracks cleaner. Smoothly integrated into the app, it wipes the cache, cookies, and history, and other breadcrumbs left by major browsers. We couldn't help but notice, though, that the Web Update tab, which controls definition file and software updates, ran far more sluggishly than in previous editions, and sometimes even crashed the program.

The Settings tab 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. The freeware restrictions are mildly irritating, but they're nothing compared to some of the serious stability and background processes in the 2007 version. However, it is a fully functional adware remover, and it continues to do that well. With some hesitation, we recommend Ad-Aware 2007 as part of your arsenal.

 
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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 453 votes

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    • 3 star 41
    • 2 star 26
    • 1 star 85
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5 stars

"Works when it is suppose to as any good antivirus shoul"

October 23, 2014  |  By rlylejr

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

No ads. Good deep scans.

Cons

I can't afford the pro version, but none with Ad-Aware.

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5 stars

"Very promising for a free security software!"

October 23, 2014  |  By GreenEggsBlueHam

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

Everything I like in a security software: Active virus blocker, Quick scans, Easy interface, Non bothersome.

Cons

Didn't notice one

Summary

Oh, I forgot to mention another Pro : It's FREE!

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5 stars

"Love this program!!!!"

October 23, 2014  |  By BanginBanning-John

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

Free, easy to understand, updates, live threat detection. Does not have any detectable impact on computer performance. I love how it scans everything that enters my computer.

Cons

Just started using it. I haven't had any problems yet.

Summary

Simple to use and operate.

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4 stars

"A good, reliable product."

October 23, 2014  |  By Lawon-Gordrence

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

Runs in background. Straightforward scans. Automatically updates itself. Brief popup alerts go away automatically and there's a right balance between notifying and staying out of the way.

Cons

Download time took a little long.

Summary

I suggest this free one to all my friends.

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5 stars

"Very good for the average user."

October 23, 2014  |  By Natedoug3

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

Complete security. It's always on with real-time protection and compliments with customizable scans. It scans the files you download and safe browsing warns you whenever you're on a dangerous site.

Cons

It's almost perfect.

Summary

Intercepts viruses in real time.

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5 stars

"Fixes problems easily."

October 23, 2014  |  By Jackier693

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

Quickly scans. Updates frequently. Very little ads to upgrade to pro.

Cons

Nothing considering it's free.

Summary

It's doing very good.

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4 stars

"Longtime user. Always satisfied."

October 23, 2014  |  By Tweishaar3

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

I've been a user for a long time. Fast scans and simple to use. It's always on but doesn't slow down my PC.

Cons

The interface is pretty bland. It should be updated.

Summary

The free version provides all the security I need.

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4 stars

"Easy to work with"

October 23, 2014  |  By pat-baked

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

The interface is better then the old version. I noticed there are more scanning options. It was super easy to use, even with the new features. Updates are faster than expected, and that was a pleasant surprise. The layout of the major functions of the program are easy to understand. Even a beginner would be able to understand.

Cons

Boot up takes longer.

Summary

Provides great overall protection.

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5 stars

"Questionably one of the best ?"

October 23, 2014  |  By LocksNBolts2014

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

Definitely one of the best, not questionaly! This software has saved me from dealing with dozens of close encounters and since all are family photos our digitally stored on our computer, I need to know I have the best antivirus that can protect my computer at all costs. Ad Aware has proven itself time and time again blocking any and all viruses, spyware or adware that even come close to making it inside my hard drive. Ad Aware is always on the lookout so I dont have to be and lets me focus on the more important things in life when using my computer.

Cons

Can't be mad at them or say anything negative after using such a g reat free software

Summary

Very happy to know I can finally put my trust and confidence in a free software without feeling like there's some kind of catch behind the corner.

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5 stars

"Nothing does it better than adaware"

October 23, 2014  |  By Flocking-Hens

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

> Functionality is key, adaware is very functional
> Install and configuration take a minute
> Easier than previous versions
> It's free

Cons

Like most free software, it will eventually show you an offer or two and ask you to upgrade but remember that its purely optional and protection will remain regardless

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.1.6
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. Version 7.0.1.6 includes unspecified updates.
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date August 01, 2007
Date Added August 01, 2007
Version 7.0.1.6
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 1.67MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 387,142,495
Downloads Last Week 201,421
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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