Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16126 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.5.202.7299
  • Total Downloads:
    388,536,840
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 18, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    1.84MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    73,520
  • 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 211 votes

    • 5 star 133
    • 4 star 72
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16126 votes

    • 5 star 7685
    • 4 star 4427
    • 3 star 1163
    • 2 star 726
    • 1 star 2125
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4 stars

"Doctor computer"

January 27, 2015  |  By exgongiveittoya

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I renamed Adaware on my desktop to "the doctor" because everytime I have an issue with my computer I turn on AdAware and it remedies the situation!

Cons

almost got myself in trouble by not having an antivirus

Summary

House calls at home!

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5 stars

"old man at work!"

January 27, 2015  |  By somewhereoverthebridge

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Adaware is pretty simple and easy to use, I downloaded it for my father of 65 years old that knows nothing about computers and he manages.

Cons

Font size for older people!

Summary

Works for him, works for me

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4 stars

"Time and time again"

January 27, 2015  |  By ihavethreelegs

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I kept ending up with the same virus over and over again with my older anti virus software. Now that I have Adaware it hasn't been showing up anymore.

Cons

I still have a random toolbar I can't seem to get rid of

Summary

Good presentation good performance

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4 stars

"So clean so fresh"

January 27, 2015  |  By truefreedommeechum

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Can't believe I was able to rid myself of all those viruses with Ad-Aware, it completely came in and destroyed all the bad stuff my computer couldn't digest!

Cons

Whole package all in one app, can't go wrong

Summary

Made life a whole lot easier

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5 stars

"Autopilot!"

January 27, 2015  |  By floatingumbrella

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I started a scan before going to work to come home to a nice and fresh computer! All viruses were detected and wiped off my computer!

Cons

Always try running a scan while not on your PC, can slow your cpu down.

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5 stars

"Blast away"

January 27, 2015  |  By ihatesydneycrosby

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

All viruses have been conquered by General AdAware, boom all gone! DL+SCAN=WIN, no more viruses.

Cons

this couldn't have been easier

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5 stars

"Trustworthy"

January 27, 2015  |  By bigpenforsigning

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

A lot of friends of mine use AdAware and even the pro version. I got it it keeps me safe although I've had no intrusions.

Cons

Couldn't tell you since I've not found any defaults yet

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5 stars

"Kept disconnecting"

January 27, 2015  |  By lovelaughswallow

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I had a problem when on my laptop that I would disconnect all the time, I reset my wireless then went to hardwire and the problem persisted. Recently got Adaware and I no longer have the issue of dropping connection every five minutes

Cons

Out of the list of all the bad files I wish j knew which one did that!

Summary

Cool looks with good customer feedback and easy usage

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4 stars

"Keepin it clean <br />Keepin it clean"

January 27, 2015  |  By ilikeCHEESEandparty

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Now that I have Adaware im certain I won't get any viruses from the Internet. A lot of protection offered at no cost at all

Cons

More cool features cost money

Summary

I like all the base features and can't be choosy so I'll take what I can get!

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5 stars

"Problem avoided"

January 27, 2015  |  By fearlessrebellion

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

No harm was done to my computer thanks to Adaware, had a couple issues that it resolved efficiently.

Cons

I thought because of how fast it scanned my computer it wasn't doing anything inwas wrong

Summary

All better and no major damages

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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 8, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.84MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 388,536,840
Downloads Last Week 73,520
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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