Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16113 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.5.202.7299
  • Total Downloads:
    388,515,045
  • 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 198 votes

    • 5 star 124
    • 4 star 68
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16113 votes

    • 5 star 7676
    • 4 star 4423
    • 3 star 1163
    • 2 star 726
    • 1 star 2125
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5 stars

"Shake it off"

January 25, 2015  |  By jujubesaredelicious

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

adaware is a great solution to a bunch of viruses stuck to your computer, simply shakes it off and leaves them for dead outside of your computer :)

Cons

Shaken, not stirred

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4 stars

"Like an upgrade"

January 25, 2015  |  By carterpoonjatransformer

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Adaware has brought out the best in my computer. Factory default was full of malware that Adaware took care of easily

Cons

i was left with one or removable file, next update hopefully takes care of it!

Summary

mastered in minutes

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5 stars

"Immediate results! <br />Immediate results!"

January 25, 2015  |  By cruzzintothemusikk

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

unbelievable how fast it was to fix my computer! Downloaded scanned and fixed under ten minutes total!

Cons

I had more time to spend :P

Summary

Quick, easy and free!

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4 stars

"Newbie@!!!"

January 25, 2015  |  By failuretobeginorend

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I am very new to owning my own computer. Did not know viruses came from EVERYWHERE, a friend told me to get AdAware so undid and it has kept me clean since

Cons

Sad that we have to protect ourselves from everything

Summary

I wish I didn't need a program to protect me but Adaware is the best choice for me

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5 stars

"Party time"

January 25, 2015  |  By partyalldaysleepallnight

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

every party need music and I store all of mine on my laptop, for some reason I was getting errors for every file I was trying to play before I was in a panic. Downloaded Adaware in a few minutes and fixed the problem before everyone got there!

Cons

Extremely quick!

Summary

Party on!

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5 stars

"6 stars!!!"

January 25, 2015  |  By kirbysadventureofd00m

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I would give six stars if I could! This program saved my computer from going to a landfill in New Jersey!

Cons

fixing a PC has never been easier

Summary

Turn on and let her go! Fixes everything!

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5 stars

"Hand me down <br />Hand me down"

January 24, 2015  |  By rapapapampam

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

my parents used Adaware on their computer at home so I decided to try it out when I had a virus. Worked out for the best! Thanks mom!

Cons

I was used to another program, this will take getting used to.

Summary

thanks mom and dad!

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5 stars

"At peace!!"

January 24, 2015  |  By JJJtripleJay

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I finally have peace and wuiet on my computer, I kept getting pop ups with noise and it was unbearable, Adaware fixed that and many more issues!

Cons

the fact that those pop ups are gone, I can't complain

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5 stars

"Stats+++!!"

January 24, 2015  |  By sellmesomethinggood12

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Design - 5 Performance - 5 Ease of use - 5 Add-ons - 4.5 Definition Updates - 5

Cons

The Add-ons were not included in the free version I really wanted to see the safe banking feature

Summary

I believe I'll upgrade in the near future

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4 stars

"Pretty good!"

January 24, 2015  |  By forgetaboutaladin

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

pretty design with lots of buttons all over to make it easy to navigate which makes for easy functionality

Cons

Wish I could make the writing bigger

Summary

great reliability when you need it

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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 XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.84MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 388,515,045
Downloads Last Week 73,520
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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