Ad-Aware 2007

Ad-Aware 2007

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 15921 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    387,859,624
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 26, 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

    3.8

    out of 365 votes

    • 5 star 135
    • 4 star 141
    • 3 star 22
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 57
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    out of 15921 votes

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5 stars

"Works Great"

November 07, 2007  |  By leeny39

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.3

Pros

This program is easy to use and gets rid of alot of the junk that gets into your computer making it run faster

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4 stars

"Very good for me"

November 07, 2007  |  By pigiobri

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.3

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1 stars

"An absolute terrible product"

November 06, 2007  |  By Reinhart2

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.3

Cons

I purchased the 2007 SE Plus and It was completely useless.Thank God for their great refund policy still have a few months left on my 2005 SE PLUS and it works just great.

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1 stars

"Stupid"

November 06, 2007  |  By TysonEXE

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.3

Pros

Nothing

Cons

This software is so hard to use and so hard to remove objects. Get the old one

at ad-aware.com

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4 stars

"GLAD I FOUND YOU!"

November 06, 2007  |  By BOBBY0422

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.3

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4 stars

"Good software free"

November 06, 2007  |  By Gianni Masi

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.3

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1 stars

"absolute crap it had viruses attached and all dont download it "

November 06, 2007  |  By colinfland

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.3

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4 stars

"Overall Excellent Protection"

November 05, 2007  |  By pikmin2000

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.3

Pros

Ad-Aware 2007 hasn't lost it's touch in the anti-spyware industry. The overall appearance of the new interface is pretty neat, well organized, and in a pleasant color. The spyware update is still slow, but i don't mind that at all. The spyware detection rate is still good, if not better than most anti-spyware programs. Overall I rate this product 4 1/2 stars, for it's simplicity and the detection rate of the program.

Cons

There is a tremendous lag on my computer (HP Pavilion with 2 GB RAM, Nvidia 8600 GTS, 500 GB HD), when scanning and afterwards, I have no clue why, but my other computer (Dell XPS) hasn't had this lag at all, so it might be another software conflicting with Ad-Aware...

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5 stars

"Excellent"

November 05, 2007  |  By okiedog

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.3

Pros

Everything

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4 stars

"easy to install and use but some confusion over closing actions"

November 05, 2007  |  By KeithDownward

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.3

Cons

Not clear what actions one has to take after a scan and results are found.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.2.3
Version 7.0.2.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date September 26, 2007
Date Added September 26, 2007
Version 7.0.2.3
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista(32-bit)
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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