Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16294 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.5.202.7299
  • Total Downloads:
    388,877,855
  • 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 379 votes

    • 5 star 243
    • 4 star 124
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16294 votes

    • 5 star 7795
    • 4 star 4479
    • 3 star 1168
    • 2 star 726
    • 1 star 2126
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5 stars

"Really nice for new users."

March 06, 2015  |  By Kosh3ree

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Easy enough for me. It was easy to download and setup. I deleted viruses all by myself. I feel safer using my computer.

Cons

Considering it's free, none.

Summary

I found this programme to be easy to use, effective and solid protection.

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4 stars

"Can't go wrong with Ad-aware."

March 06, 2015  |  By Over-and-street

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

This is a solid performer.It does what is says and overall you can't go wrong with this. Very easy on system resources and has frequent updates. The best part, it's free.

Cons

There is nothing to dislike.

Summary

The best choice for my PC.

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5 stars

"Great all around performance."

March 06, 2015  |  By D67smith

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Does an excellent job without being intrusive. My computer keeps running normally and the protection is always on. I wasn't sure about the toolbar but it's actually very useful.

Cons

No major issues to report.

Summary

An excellent program thats light and simple to use.

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4 stars

"It does a marvelous job"

March 06, 2015  |  By OCindyconnor

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Looks like im fully protected and it didnt cost me a cent. What a relief to know there are free products out there that actually work. You would think it would be in some way tough to understand and use but it's actually incredibly simple and straight forward.

Cons

Full scans are a bit slow.

Summary

I would recommend this program. It's a free product that is really good at detecting and removing viruses.

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5 stars

"Nice product."

March 06, 2015  |  By R93cook

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I do like this product. After trying different antiviruses, this one has been the most reliable. It detects signifincantly more threats than the other program, without affecting my systems performance. Game mode is great, you usually have to pay for that kinf of feature.

Cons

Still haven't had any issues.

Summary

Superb detection rate, customizable settings,light on resources.

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4 stars

"Good protection for me."

March 06, 2015  |  By Ashy-wilson

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I don't have the best memories of adaware. But I decided to give it a try again, after reading the reviews. Detection is great, and the user interface is really easy to navigate through.

Cons

Can't really find anything wrong.

Summary

Virus detection is good & it doesn't eat that much memory or startup slowly.

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5 stars

"This is my first choice."

March 05, 2015  |  By Earl349mart

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

In my opinion this is the best antivirus around. It has an intuitive interface that's easy to use. The real time protection is solid and catches everything. What makes this program great is Game mode. Once it's on you hardly notice it's there.

Cons

Interface seems a little too sophisticated

Summary

Delivers better protection than paid programs.

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5 stars

"it protects from all angles."

March 05, 2015  |  By Leop7780

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Pretty good interface, detection is great. Download time was pretty fast, so was the scan and I'm a fan of both the game mode and the price!

Cons

Well not much

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4 stars

"Protects my laptop very well."

March 05, 2015  |  By M4ckinrob

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

The last time I used Ad-aware it wasn't even an antivirus. This one is definitely better and easier to use. I like it cause my older computer runs it just as well as my newer laptop does.

Cons

Can't complain.

Summary

"If you don't have an antivirus you should definitely try Ad-aware.
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5 stars

"Really Nice Virus Detect Engine"

March 05, 2015  |  By Frostyyychris

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

high detection rates, real time protection really works,and i like the interface

Cons

Nothing to mention.

Summary

More people should know about this program.

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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 388,877,855
Downloads Last Week 62,356
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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