Ad-Aware 2007

Ad-Aware 2007

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16527 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.2.7
  • Total Downloads:
    389,296,076
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 29, 2008
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    1.96MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    130,339
  • 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

    3.3

    out of 130 votes

    • 5 star 37
    • 4 star 42
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 11
    • 1 star 30
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    out of 16527 votes

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5 stars

"This program is very helpful."

May 20, 2008  |  By snelsona

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.7

Pros

This program helps me keep my computer clean, safe, and allows me to find and remove viruses before they damage my computer.

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5 stars

"Love it!"

May 20, 2008  |  By HoopsMom

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.7

Pros

So easy even a non-techie like me can understand and use it

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3 stars

"Why did they ruin a great product..."

May 20, 2008  |  By pcheg50

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.7

Cons

I used ad-aware for years and loved it. I up graded to this version and was totally confused on how it works. I uninstalled it.

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1 stars

"Cookie Hunter!"

May 20, 2008  |  By hogmeister

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.7

Cons

Too much running in the background,even with the free version.Why are there processes running in the background?

I stopped them , but they started up again.

This is no more than a tracking cookie finder. The 2006 version was fine.This version is a step back.It maybe free, but do we need a "tracking cookie" finder?

Its time to send "Ad-Aware" and the other Old timer "SpyBot" to the graveyard in cyberspace!

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2 stars

"Simply don't like it"

May 19, 2008  |  By Seeker1948

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.7

Pros

It updates itself. Good news/bad news.

Cons

Slow, glitchy, temperamental, AND HUGE. Who needs this, when we had something small and efficient. I have other security on my system that covers these bases anyway, so I am removing Ad-Aware 2007.

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5 stars

"Does THE Job for Me!"

May 19, 2008

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.7

Pros

Provides the basic protection I need, at "the right price".........no complaints!

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4 stars

"excellent as before "

May 19, 2008  |  By CF2358

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.7

Pros

User friendly and performs as promised

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4 stars

"have not encountered any problems since download"

May 19, 2008  |  By klausf90

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.7

Pros

easy to understand and to operate

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3 stars

"it's ok "

May 19, 2008  |  By super61

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.7

Pros

ok look good

Cons

it scanner is slow and pick less then the old ver.

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5 stars

"very good product"

May 19, 2008  |  By qstar289

 |  Version: Ad-Aware 2007 7.0.2.7

Pros

I have used it for years and it works. It is better than the products that you pay for.

Cons

None

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.2.7
The latest release adds language support for Dutch, Flemish, and Portuguese.
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date April 29, 2008
Date Added April 29, 2008
Version 7.0.2.7
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista(32-bit)
Download Information
File Size 1.96MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 389,296,076
Downloads Last Week 130,339
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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