Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition

Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 15915 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    387,859,624
  • Date Added:
    May 26, 2009
  • 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. The Anniversary Edition continues the publisher's tradition of adroitly addressing user concerns, but is still not quite perfect.

Without a doubt, though, this version of Ad-Aware improves greatly on what has come before. It loads faster during your boot cycle. Scans take less time than before, too--the Quick Scan completed in less than 10 minutes. Although we did notice a major false positive crop up for another program's uninstaller, there were no other flaws in the scan. New users should notice that the app performs faster than integrated antivirus and antimalware programs, because only the paid version of Ad-Aware comes with an antivirus engine.

Some important features are disabled in the free version. While rootkit detection is present, heuristics and real-time registry protection are not. Ad-Aware Free cannot scan networked drives, and even a basic feature like the scheduler remains off-limits to nonpaying customers. The proprietary real-time defender Ad-Watch Live has been reconfigured to run more smoothly in the background, however, and long-time fans will notice the change.

Interface refinements make this the easiest-to-use Ad-Aware yet. Action button placement at the bottom of the pane might feel odd to those familiar with older versions, but the forced continuity between windows is a plus. Links to drill down to more information are easy to see, as is the Settings button. Overall, Ad-Aware continues to make improvements and seems to be unwilling to rest on its malware-removing laurels, but the free version is undeniably hamstrung.

 
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5 stars

"Excellent program would recommend it to everyone."

July 21, 2009  |  By tradewinds66

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition 8.0.5

Pros

I have been using Ad Aware for a number of years. I have never had any problems with this product. Found it very efficient and fast, it keeps my system running and free of all viruses. Thanks Ad Aware you will always have my vote.

Cons

I don't have any cons with this product, it has always worked to my satisfaction

Summary

Ad Aware site is easy to follow, the instructions are easy to understand. I tried other Virus programs, but I always come back to Ad Aware

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4 stars

"I don't have special to say"

May 29, 2009  |  By guylainebernier

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition 8.0.5

Pros

the automatic rewiew

Cons

Evveething is good

Summary

because is efficent and free

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0.5
Version 8.0.5 updates the Mini Message to display non Latin characters, fixes in Lavasoft news feed and adds scanning engine statistics.
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date May 26, 2009
Date Added May 26, 2009
Version 8.0.5
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
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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