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Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.10.767.8917
  • Total Downloads:
    391,430,057
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 28, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,276
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #4 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

    4.4

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16974 votes

    • 5 star 8162
    • 4 star 4763
    • 3 star 1188
    • 2 star 728
    • 1 star 2133
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5 stars

"Great real-time protection."

February 05, 2016  |  By Octramez

2016-02-05 15:34:17  |  By Octramez

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Altough it's free, it has everything needed for basic internet security. live protection, customized scans, email scans. Safe brossing is really good if you have kids. Performs better than most paid programs. It's a complete security suite and it's free.

Cons

The only con I would say is that my internet speed is just a little bit slower. I did expect that to happen so its really not a con just an observation.

Summary

Stays on top of virus problems.

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5 stars

"Perfect security from Ad-aware"

February 05, 2016  |  By xjuleichx

2016-02-05 15:31:00  |  By xjuleichx

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

It's easy to work with. I just followed the directions to set it up and now my computer is fully protected. The new toolbar is especially useful.

Cons

I'm satisfied. No cons

Summary

You need to try this out. It's a solid antivirus for free.

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4 stars

"Keeps the PC clean and safe."

February 05, 2016  |  By dunalont

2016-02-05 15:27:28  |  By dunalont

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

So easy to setup. Once configured, it works away in the background without interruptions. Manual scans are pretty fast but not as fast as some paid programs. I used to have it when it was just an anti spyware program and it's just as effective now. Detection rates are better than average.

Cons

I don't have any cons.

Summary

Total protection and detection of threats.

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4 stars

"Very good antivirus"

February 05, 2016  |  By Mctjo777

2016-02-05 15:23:43  |  By Mctjo777

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Works quickly and efficiently, it's really user friendly. Full of options. Automatic updates and it catches absolutely everything. I am glad I got it.

Cons

Nothing found.

Summary

It helps keep my PC clean.

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5 stars

"Good protection for me."

February 01, 2016  |  By tharnaha

2016-02-01 02:30:01  |  By tharnaha

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

This software allowed me to catch and remove three viruses that other antivirus software could only detect. Easy to use,free, and virtually undetectable running in background. Highly Recommended.

Cons

No real problems.

Summary

Excellent product. Very satisfied. Have recommended it.

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5 stars

"1st choice for my PC."

February 01, 2016  |  By marsims1983

2016-02-01 02:26:42  |  By marsims1983

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

In terms of price/quality, ad-aware it the best. It's free and probably the easiest antivirus I've used. The real time protection will prevent you from downloading or opening any suspicious files.

Cons

Full scan can take long. But it's forgivable because it does the job.

Summary

The best free AV solution.

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4 stars

"Antivirus you can trust."

February 01, 2016  |  By dial-Mar

2016-02-01 02:21:31  |  By dial-Mar

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

It fixed my malware problem that kept slowing down my computer and hasn't interfered with my other programs security or otherwise .

Cons

Honestly I can't think of any.

Summary

Found lots of viruses.

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5 stars

"Fantastic protection against viruses."

February 01, 2016  |  By Renurnns

2016-02-01 02:18:22  |  By Renurnns

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

This program works well. After setting it up, the real time protection takes care of everything. It's always on and everything that comes into my computer including the websites I browse, is scanned. This antivirus is also gamer friendly.

Cons

Don't have any bad things to say.

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4 stars

"Works actively"

February 01, 2016  |  By Debrow67

2016-02-01 02:03:52  |  By Debrow67

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Very easy to scan and remove anything that might be harmful. It finds absolutely everything. Since I've had this, my computer works better than ever.

Cons

No hiccups.

Summary

Fast, reliable and probably the easiest interface to use.

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3 stars

"Protects against the bad stuff."

February 01, 2016  |  By N-zlayaya

2016-02-01 02:00:28  |  By N-zlayaya

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Easy installation. A very clean install. Full of options to cover every security threat. The best thing though is no performance lost even during a full scan.

Cons

I shouldn't complain because it's free

Summary

it's so nice not to have to worry about viruses.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.10.767.8917
  • Enhanced virus detection and monitoring
  • New antispam engine
  • New Antiphishing engine
  • Stability enhancement
  • Simplified installation procedure
  • Improved upgrade process
  • Minor bug fixes
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date January 28, 2016
Date Added January 28, 2016
Version 11.10.767.8917
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.92MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 391,430,057
Downloads Last Week 6,276
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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