Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16265 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.5.202.7299
  • Total Downloads:
    388,845,251
  • 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 355 votes

    • 5 star 229
    • 4 star 115
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16265 votes

    • 5 star 7778
    • 4 star 4468
    • 3 star 1167
    • 2 star 726
    • 1 star 2126
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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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4 stars

"Excellent Value"

March 02, 2015  |  By EllisG70

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

In terms of virus detection, Ad-aware is one of the best. Although it's scanning speed is average, the real time detection is so light on resources you wouldn't even notice it. It's basically always on and you can custmize to your own preferences.

Cons

Initial scan took a while.

Summary

It finds the viruses and it can delete it and that is more then good enough for me.

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4 stars

"Solid detection tool"

March 02, 2015  |  By ThugginHutchins

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Excellent real-time protection. Light on system resources but still hard on viruses. Among the best at detecting and removing all threats.

Cons

I don't like Safe browsing but it's very useful for some people.

Summary

Works in background, low impact on system resources.

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5 stars

"Great free Anti-Virus Program"

March 01, 2015  |  By Phittany

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I'm really impressed by the software, the way it is designed and it is really a very light weight & has very friendly user interface.

Cons

None that I'm aware of.

Summary

It is free and it works well.

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4 stars

"Checks for viruses without slowing down my PC."

March 01, 2015  |  By No-Liz

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Very easy to install, doesn't impact my machine's performance, and most importantly, it catches trojans and viruses (quietly and reliably)

Cons

Just started using it. I haven't had any issues yet.

Summary

This product gives me great protection with out dogging my pc.

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5 stars

"Very Good and Comprehensive"

March 01, 2015  |  By J-mann2

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

"1. Easy setup
2. Works in the background
3. Quick scans
4.Does not slow down PC
5. Automatic updates
6. it's free"

Cons

Just the toolbar.

Summary

Use it on both my home and office machines and never had a virus infection. If you're looking for a strong, reliable anti-virus package, this is the one I recommend.

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4 stars

"Most dependable anti-virus I've tried."

March 01, 2015  |  By bettyT81

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

amazing dependable love it

Cons

Well not much

Summary

I've also tested other free anti-virus software but nothing makes me feel safer.

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4 stars

"Very reliable protection against viruses."

March 01, 2015  |  By E-hor88

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Right from downloading, configuring and scanning, this anti virus is really fast. It is much better than nortan or macfee.I got no problems in scanning and removing virus from my PC.

Cons

At the beggining the interface is kind of too new ... but you quickly get used to it

Summary

I usually hate anti-virus programs because of slower computing time. This hasn't slowed anything down.

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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 388,845,251
Downloads Last Week 62,356
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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