Ad-Aware 2007

Ad-Aware 2007

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 15769 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    387,468,757
  • Date Added:
    November 07, 2007
  • File Size:
    1.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    92,412
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

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

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3 stars

"hebt u ook een nederlandse versie?"

January 15, 2008  |  By fennapaas

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.5

Pros

ik mis dat echt was bij de vorige wel aanwezig

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5 stars

"It pretty much does what it says it will. I find this pretty refreshing."

January 15, 2008  |  By wellsbirdranch

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.5

Pros

The program cleans cookies and other material off your computer that is slowing it down with two way traffic. It also allows you to create a clean version of you display to save.

Cons

It seems pretty straight forward and I found nothig really wrong with it.

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4 stars

"good"

January 15, 2008  |  By Stanislaw Zak

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.5

Pros

is free

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4 stars

"I have SE and i like it!"

January 14, 2008  |  By 998599

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.5

Pros

?

Cons

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4 stars

"Out of date"

January 14, 2008  |  By Micheline1

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.5

Pros

I feel very safe knowing I have this software on my pc. However the last update for it was 27.12.07. When I try to check for updates I am told SE1R210 is latest version. Should I de-install and reinstall? Many thanks

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4 stars

"better"

January 14, 2008  |  By kinjinte69

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.5

Pros

this version is better than the one I purchased.

Cons

that I never recieved the registration key,for the version I bought.

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4 stars

"Pretty good"

January 14, 2008  |  By rabidwolv

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.5

Cons

Takes a lil while with the new interface to get used to, other than that good stuff.

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4 stars

"Does what it says"

January 14, 2008  |  By theweeman

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.5

Pros

Ad-aware was one of the original crudware removal applications it was the best.

And now.....well its still the best.

Its clear and simple to understand. Scaning times are quick. And it does find things, not just false positives.

Cons

Well when you download the software it not 100% clear what you need to do to make it the free version. Perhaps this is inentional??? i hope not other than that nothingbad to say.

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5 stars

"Scanned just as well as the spyware I bought...Counterspy!"

January 14, 2008  |  By rnmina

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.5

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4 stars

"very nice, usefull with no pay"

January 14, 2008  |  By iwamasa_y2003

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.5

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.2.5
Version 7.0.2.5 is a bug-fixing release.
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date November 07, 2007
Date Added November 07, 2007
Version 7.0.2.5
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista(32-bit)
Download Information
File Size 1.67MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 387,468,757
Downloads Last Week 92,412
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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