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Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16723 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.8.586.8535
  • Total Downloads:
    390,847,495
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 28, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    1.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    130,846
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 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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5 stars

"One of the good free antivirus."

August 25, 2015  |  By chhammond

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

I'm always online and I need an antivirus I can trust. I've been using ad-aware forever. It consistently detects threats. It doesn't slow down my PC and it's completely free.

Cons

No problems yet.

Summary

I like it so much. I got Web Companion for better online protection. Great combo.

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5 stars

"Ad-aware has my back!"

August 25, 2015  |  By B79carm

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

I'm tired of paying for programs that ruin my computer. I tried ad-aware after formating my PC for third time in a year. You know what? this free version is way better than the programs I paid for. I can use my computer for once.

Cons

There are no cons, in my opinion.

Summary

Better than any other anti-virus software i have ever used.

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4 stars

"Love the real time protection."

August 25, 2015  |  By Sudoy87

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

Good detection rates
Doesn't show any false positives
Easy to configure
Realtime protection
Free

Cons

Not all the features are free.

Summary

Does a very good job.

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4 stars

"Total Security."

August 23, 2015  |  By Burns-D

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

The best security programs you can get. It offers good protection against viruses, spyware, trojans, safe browsing, game mode ........all great features.

Cons

Initial scan took a little while but after that it ran smoothly.

Summary

First rate antivirus.

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4 stars

"A very reliable antivirus."

August 23, 2015  |  By Eribara

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

Ad-aware has a solid track record. It was a great anti-spyware and the antivirus is just as good. It's trouble free protection and secures my system effectively.

Cons

Nothing bad.

Summary

Keeps your PC clean and running without interference.

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4 stars

"Keeps viruses away."

August 23, 2015  |  By Teresarez

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

In my opinion this is the best antivirus The interfacethat's is easy to use. The real time protection is catches everything. Once it's on you hardly notice it's there.

Cons

Small issue with outlook but I was able to fix it.

Summary

My PC is always safe now.

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4 stars

"Good security."

August 23, 2015  |  By D7-3Rose

 |  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

Could be a little faster.

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5 stars

"Great free virus program."

August 23, 2015  |  By corsey-k

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

I'm very pleased with this free antivirus. It's free, reliable and hasn't failed me yet.

Cons

So far so good.

Summary

Really happy with this program.

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4 stars

"Solid free protection."

August 23, 2015  |  By Howjean

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

Scans, finds and removes anything that might be harmful to your computer. Full of features that let you customize your scans. It's a powerful antivirus and it's light on resources. Very good program.

Cons

None with this version

Summary

Decent and non-bulky antivirus protection

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5 stars

"Good antivirus, even better price!"

August 21, 2015  |  By dewilld

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

Overall good performance. Scan doesn't slow down computer and it's always up to date. I can even scan my backup drive.

Cons

No issues so far.

Summary

The best I've had.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.8.586.8535
  • Now Compatible with Microsoft Windows 10.
  • Upgraded Active Virus Control (AVC) SDK.
  • New Anti-Spam SDK.
  • Bug Fixes and Performance Enhancements.
  • Improved Distribution of Definition Files.
  • Easier Uninstallation Process.
  • Improved Upgrade Process.
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date August 28, 2015
Date Added August 28, 2015
Version 11.8.586.8535
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 390,847,495
Downloads Last Week 130,846
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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