Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16685 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.7.485.8398
  • Total Downloads:
    390,536,059
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 26, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    1.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    73,894
  • 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

    4.3

    out of 42 votes

    • 5 star 22
    • 4 star 15
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16685 votes

    • 5 star 8016
    • 4 star 4632
    • 3 star 1180
    • 2 star 728
    • 1 star 2129
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4 stars

"Good choice for home users."

August 02, 2015  |  By Vickygonz

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

These things I like: Speed, User interface, many features, stability and it's not obtrusive.

Cons

Not all "threats" are actual threats.

Summary

Does what it say's it will do. A great free software. Highly recommend.

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4 stars

"Meets all of my needs."

August 02, 2015  |  By C-lagunas

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

Scans your computer for infections, and alerts you when there is some weird activity happening.

Cons

Takes a while to scan.

Summary

My system is well protected with Ad-aware.

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5 stars

"Keeps viruses away."

August 02, 2015  |  By T72banks

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

No other antivirus provides the protection this program does. Not only is it always on, but it can scan you external HD. The toolbar makes sure I stay safe while browsing. This is complete protection.

Cons

Will advise on this one day when I find a problem.

Summary

Solid protection, catches everything.

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5 stars

"Excellent Security Software"

August 02, 2015  |  By Tony-Bardo

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

Overall it's a good product that allows you to keep your PC clean from preventing malicious programs to gain access, and allows you to delete things you don't want completely.

Cons

I'm very happy with it.

Summary

it cleaned my whole PC from many suspicious files.

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4 stars

"Very productive and efficient."

August 02, 2015  |  By Rowals

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

User friendly
Extremely Effective
Find and eliminate viruses
More reliable than paid antivirus program.

Cons

Had to take off the toolbar.

Summary

I recommend this be one of your first downloads, on a new system.

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5 stars

"Amazing help! Thank you!"

July 29, 2015  |  By HannaKarenina

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

This is brilliant for someone who doesn't know anything and/or can't afford much in the sense of computer cleaning.

Cons

There are no cons to a helpfull free program. :)

Summary

Forever a fan!

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4 stars

"Keeps me out of trouble."

July 28, 2015  |  By Rostith

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

Super easy to get started with the setup and simple to remove everything it found. I'm really happy with this program.

Cons

Like what I see so far.

Summary

A great program for free which I prefer to the ones you pay for.

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5 stars

"Works the best."

July 28, 2015  |  By Booker-T70

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

This is a very complete security suite. I always used ad-aware for the anti-spyware, the antivirus is just as good. Simple, fast and effective.

Cons

At this point, nothing.

Summary

I definitely recommend Ad-aware!!

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5 stars

"Keeps viruses away."

July 26, 2015  |  By John69Joy

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

Full of features that guarantee my pc is proctected. Easy to use interface, light on ressources, real-time protection, automatic updates, game mode, parental controls. Top of the line software for sure.

Cons

Deep scans can take long.

Summary

Ad-aware is an essential program for me.

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5 stars

"It's perfect."

July 26, 2015  |  By Depphen

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

The combination of price (free), ease of use, effectiveness and quality of options make this the best antivirus i've tried.

Cons

Can't complain about it since it's free!

Summary

Perfect all in one security.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.7.485.8398
New Updates:
  • Enhanced Antimalware SDK
  • Improvements on real time protection in advanced settings
  • Stability enhancement
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes
  • Improved uninstallation process
  • Upgraded Expiry notification
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date June 26, 2015
Date Added June 26, 2015
Version 11.7.485.8398
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.92MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 390,536,059
Downloads Last Week 73,894
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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