Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16276 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.5.202.7299
  • Total Downloads:
    388,862,565
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 18, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    1.83MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    62,356
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #3 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Review

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Lavasoft's Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ combines Bitdefender's advanced scanning technology with antispyware to provide you with top-of-the-line antivirus protection without system slowdowns.

Pros

Employs a trusted engine: Ad-Aware version 11 uses Bitdefender's highly rated antivirus engine alongside its trusted antispyware platform. If you already have a trusted antivirus app installed, Ad-Aware can be added as a second layer of security.

Light on memory: Ad-Aware goes easy on your system resources -- you can perform an active virus scan while surfing the Web.

Dependable detection: Ad-Aware's false-positive results are low, according to independent testers AV-Comparatives and AV-Test.

Remains out of sight: The antivirus suite stays mostly out of your way during daily use, with minor notifications here and there to alert you of suspicious activity. Game mode temporarily turns of all notifications so you can play without interruption.

Cons

Lower real-world performance: AV-Comparatives' preliminary tests found that Lavasoft's protection rate has recently slipped in ranking. Due to its nonproprietary detection engine, Ad-Aware is always a little behind on the latest exploits.

Requires additional activation: Ad-Aware will work for the first 30 days but then requires activation via email. It's an extra step and the minor cost for using a free product.

Bottom Line

With a slim interface built on top of a powerful scanner, Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ provides robust protection with minimal system impact. The extra activation step is annoying, but for such great free protection, it is a small price to pay. While the suite can leave your system vulnerable to first-day exploits, they are rare, and Ad-Aware is more than capable to protect you in daily usage.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 361 votes

    • 5 star 234
    • 4 star 116
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16276 votes

    • 5 star 7786
    • 4 star 4471
    • 3 star 1167
    • 2 star 726
    • 1 star 2126
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5 stars

"This is an excellent product."

March 03, 2015  |  By Mct3r3safadd3n

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Free, simple to use and has kept my pc virus-free for almost 12 months now. This is an excellent product.

Cons

No hiccups.

Summary

Overall it's a great antivirus program.

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5 stars

"Wonderful FREE alternative."

March 03, 2015  |  By Elizadham

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

It does a marvelous job of cleaning up my computer without slowing it down. This is the first antivirus I've used, that doesn't ruin my computer. Thank you ad-aware!  

Cons

theres nothing i dont like about this program

Summary

This is the only free anti virus I'll use and recommend.

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5 stars

"#1 online security tool"

March 03, 2015  |  By D70Bowser

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

This anti-virus program has helped me clean up several friends computers. Installation and configuration are a breeze. It scans for all known threats and updates are automatic. This is my #1 tool for online security.

Cons

None really. The user interface isn't the pretiest, but it doesn't need to be fancy to protect your computer.

Summary

If you're looking for a fantastic FREE AV, please consider Ad-aware.

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5 stars

"Finds viruses and remove them."

March 03, 2015  |  By Boy-Rurns

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Light-weight, has automatic updating, real time detection, email scanning, game mode, and fast virus scanning.

Cons

It's all good.

Summary

Full functions, excellent free program

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4 stars

"Really happy I got this."

March 03, 2015  |  By Keliza2

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

The cost of keeping our computers virus free has gotten a bit out of hand. Thank God for Ad-aware because I don't know much about computers but I do know ad-aware keeps mine clean & safe. Getting started is really easy and after the first scan my computer started working better right away.

Cons

The new tool bar was confusing.

Summary

Great protection for free.

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5 stars

"Detects viruses that other programs don't."

March 03, 2015  |  By N-holton

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

The program is just, great. Better than any other antivirus in features, detection rate, real-time protection, everthing. It is very customizable and user-friendly. It also has antispyware protection.

Cons

I've yet to find anything bad.

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5 stars

"Great Program really works"

March 02, 2015  |  By hunt90Dick

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Detection is very good, caught viruses and deleted them with no problem. This product is better than many other antivirus programs that you have to pay for.

Cons

Full scans obviously take longer.

Summary

Great, real light, real simple, and so far it seems effective.

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5 stars

"Responds quickly to attacks."

March 02, 2015  |  By WobertRallace

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Self aware AV that updates itself and alerts you of any online and offline threats. Excellent protection and very lean on resources to the point that you forget it's even there.

Cons

I would like to have more settings.

Summary

This is a great product! Thank you Avast

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4 stars

"Use this program to clean your computer."

March 02, 2015  |  By Adairlika

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I like the layout, it was easy to figure out. Real time protection runs in the background and always finds everything. It means I have nothing to worry about.

Cons

The interface isn't very pretty.

Summary

The product protect my computer very well, block virus and some bad scrips

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5 stars

"Works great for me."

March 02, 2015  |  By Brice764

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Its easy to use, detects all virus even if you dont start a scan manually, Detects all the bad stuff that norton and avg couldn't even find.

Cons

There is nothing.

Summary

i realy recomend it, try it and you will not regret it

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.5.202.7299
  • Bug Fixing.
  • Better support for Windows 8.1.
  • Stability improvement.
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date December 18, 2014
Date Added December 18, 2014
Version 11.5.202.7299
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.83MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 388,862,565
Downloads Last Week 62,356
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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