Ad-Aware 2007

Ad-Aware 2007

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 15933 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.1.6
  • Total Downloads:
    387,859,624
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 01, 2007
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    1.84MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    70,168
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Anti-Spyware

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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 453 votes

    • 5 star 154
    • 4 star 147
    • 3 star 41
    • 2 star 26
    • 1 star 85
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 15933 votes

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    • 4 star 4362
    • 3 star 1159
    • 2 star 726
    • 1 star 2123
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4 stars

"Easy to use"

August 31, 2007  |  By ralphbrooks

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.6

Pros

Provides me with confidence that my computer will be operating efficiently

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4 stars

"very good"

August 28, 2007  |  By Ghadoo

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.6

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5 stars

"Brilliant "

August 28, 2007  |  By mushy_fairy

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.6

Pros

Easy to use and just great

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1 stars

"There are better..."

August 27, 2007  |  By pushu_x

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.6

Cons

After I installed it on my desktop, used it and saw how it performs I wanted to remove it... but that's where my problem begins... I can't uninstall it.... i tried with the Add/Remove Programs and with the installation kitt I got from C NET... There's just no way I can remove it...

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1 stars

" I don't care for the new version, not impressed at all! !"

August 27, 2007  |  By siouxfan1

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.6

Cons

To slow loading, when you update its sometimes says no update available then downloads an update. A lot times when I run the program it will show service error has occurred and has lost connection with Ad-Ware service. Terminating gracefully.

Would rate it no stars if possible!

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5 stars

"Very very useful"

August 27, 2007  |  By kelvin_ngamwongw

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.6

Cons

It's big to download.

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1 stars

"Terrible down load"

August 27, 2007  |  By abdraper

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.6

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4 stars

"easy to use"

August 27, 2007  |  By gigori

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.6

Cons

free version not running in real time

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5 stars

"Great!"

August 27, 2007  |  By anitsirhc85

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.6

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4 stars

"good"

August 27, 2007  |  By sten_ivar

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.1.6

Pros

easy tool

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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 XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 1.84MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 387,859,624
Downloads Last Week 70,168
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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