Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16617 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.6.306.7947
  • Total Downloads:
    389,776,845
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 10, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    1.96MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    44,730
  • 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

    4.5

    out of 299 votes

    • 5 star 167
    • 4 star 120
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16617 votes

    • 5 star 7976
    • 4 star 4609
    • 3 star 1177
    • 2 star 727
    • 1 star 2128
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5 stars

"Ad Aware removed 3 viruses in one shot!"

May 24, 2015  |  By Goldties33

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

- Light
- Enjoyable
- Quick
- Good UI
- Free

Cons

Didn't really go crazy over the colors in the layout.

Summary

Best antivirus out there in my opinion cause it managed to remove 3 just after my first scan.

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4 stars

"Effective and quick to act"

May 24, 2015  |  By NinjaBraces

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Complete round the clock security shielding me from all threats and uses virtually no computer power.

Cons

Still room to improve but very good so far

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5 stars

"Fights all malware quickly!"

May 24, 2015  |  By Hancebud

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Operates easily with little or no computer knowledge required. Everything is pretty much straight forward and easy to use.

Cons

First full scan took 1 hour

Summary

I use this all the time, it's a must!

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5 stars

"Powerful antivirus engine"

May 24, 2015  |  By Pitcherpt

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Red flags any suspicious programs or intrusions that may or may not have been installed intentionally. Very few false positives as well.

Cons

Doesn't offer smartphone security

Summary

Very grateful to have found Ad Aware!

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4 stars

"Best line of defense against malware"

May 24, 2015  |  By DeluxeTwinkle

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Perfect solution for malware slowing down my pc and to prevent more from being installed without my knowledge.

Cons

None that I have identified

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5 stars

"Free and keeps my PC clean!"

May 24, 2015  |  By EastTataa

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Small, simple and way ahead of the game

Cons

Cost of pro is a bit excessive

Summary

All and all, very sturdy and way ahead of the game.

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5 stars

"Excellent Ad-Aware !!!"

May 21, 2015  |  By pu1kle

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Excellent program. He finds what others have found and removed perfectly. I recommend. Congratulations!

Cons

Absolutely nothing.

Summary

Excellent program. He finds what others have found and removed perfectly. I recommend. Congratulations! Excelente programa. Encontrou o que os outros não encontraram e removeu perfeitamente. Recomendo. Parabéns!

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4 stars

"Does its job without disturbing me."

May 20, 2015  |  By tttTrefran

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

- Small download, quick to install
- Easily configurable
- Definitions and program updates download & install automatically
- Works well even when offline
- Game mode function is not a gimmick, actually useful

Cons

- Free version does not include firewall, need the PRO version
- PRO & TOTAL SECURITY versions are a bit expensive.

Summary

It seems to be doing a great job, I haven't had any viruses in years.

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5 stars

"Impressive Little AntiVirus"

May 20, 2015  |  By Trudy-S73

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

It never gets in my way. It does what it says, is quick and easy. And good. And it ties with my firewall. Fast, light, stops almost everything . . . what else could you want

Cons

Nothing I can think of right now.

Summary

I recommend you give this program a try.

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4 stars

"Works great for me."

May 20, 2015  |  By douruss

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Uses very little system resources, safe browsing is a great tool to make sure your info stays safe online, and game mode makes the whole experience seamless.

Cons

No firewall in the free edition, so I have to rely on the Window 7 firewall for protection.

Summary

Works in the backgroud for real time protection.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.6.306.7947
  • Bug Fixing.
  • Better support for Windows 8.1.
  • Stability improvement.
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date March 10, 2015
Date Added March 10, 2015
Version 11.6.306.7947
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.96MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 389,776,845
Downloads Last Week 44,730
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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