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Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

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Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 13293 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.12.945.920
  • Total Downloads:
    391,518,362
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 20, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.05MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,706
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #5 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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"can't uninstall"

July 23, 2016  |  By hlee2139

2016-07-23 19:32:33  |  By hlee2139

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.12.945.920

Pros

don't know any

Cons

keeps trying to reinstall after uninstall

Summary

many better programs unless you like losing control of your computer

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.12.945.920
  • Full Windows® 10 compatibility
  • Full scanning capability in Safe Mode
  • Improved update mechanism
  • Increased windows XP and Vista support
  • Minor bug fixes
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date July 19, 2016
Date Added July 20, 2016
Version 11.12.945.920
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.05MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 391,518,362
Downloads Last Week 3,706
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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