Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16452 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.6.306.7947
  • Total Downloads:
    389,352,432
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 10, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    1.96MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    84,337
  • 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 134 votes

    • 5 star 75
    • 4 star 54
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16452 votes

    • 5 star 7884
    • 4 star 4543
    • 3 star 1171
    • 2 star 727
    • 1 star 2127
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4 stars

"Stopped a lot of threats."

March 31, 2015  |  By jirma74

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

The program offers quite a lot of protection. The scans can be long and tediues at times, but the real time protection is always on. The updates are quick, and easy. The interface is nice and easy to navigate through.

Cons

Scans are a bit slow.

Summary

Works by itself. Updates and protects.

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5 stars

"The best free antivirus protection you can get."

March 31, 2015  |  By Jultzzz

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

The best free antivirus for a gaming PC, fast scans and overall protection is enough for a home user. Download this program if you wan't speed, stability, and Security at the same time.

Cons

Great. Didn't have any issues.

Summary

Essential for anyone who uses the internet.

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4 stars

"Worked great for me!!"

March 31, 2015  |  By Lucille-c91

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Good Detection Rate, smooth updates, flexible and fairly light on system resources, and free.

Cons

The interface needs a makeover.

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5 stars

"It has solved all my PC issues."

March 31, 2015  |  By lindroeder

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

It Just Works. It quickly updates and seems to catch everyything! My computer has been running better than ever since I made the switch.

Cons

Nothing. I have found nothing wrong yet.

Summary

Keeps my PC virus free.

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5 stars

"Very happy with it."

March 31, 2015  |  By Smitty944

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Easy to install and set up. It runs non stop and updates automaticaly. I like that it tells me when it has found a threat. It gives me confidence in the program.

Cons

Can't think of one from my point of view.

Summary

I felt very secure while using it.

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5 stars

"Real Time Capability"

March 31, 2015  |  By Chsnyderr

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Finally something to keep me safe when i use my computer and check the net and emails. I need something simple and this is it. Recommend to anyone.

Cons

None really. There are less cons than with similar programs.

Summary

Good product and worth a try.

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5 stars

"Any viruses will be prevented"

March 30, 2015  |  By Sherhills

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

After paying for Norton for so long I decided to try Ad-aware and I must admit, my computer seems to running better. The protection is always on and whenever I scan my computer I get a lot more results than previously.

Cons

I've been using Ad-aware for a few months now and have zero complaints.

Summary

I've tried a lot of different free (and paid) AV's, and this one is top notch.

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4 stars

"Runs well. Catches viruses"

March 30, 2015  |  By ChattyyAsh

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

I had this annoying pop-up that wouldn't go away until I used this. So far so good. Didn't have any trouble installing it and using it was very intuitive. My computer runs better now : )

Cons

Slows down start-up a little bit.

Summary

My personal choice for antivirus protection.

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5 stars

"You will not regret it."

March 30, 2015  |  By Winez91

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

The IT guy at work told me to get this. It works just like he said. I don't know too much about but computers so I really like how easy it is to use. I was able to scan and find what was messing up my computer.

Cons

None that i care to list.

Summary

It's simple. The interface is logical.

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4 stars

"Good AV, even better price!"

March 30, 2015  |  By T-speid

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Mcafee ran out and I tried a couple of other programs but they just slowed down my computer. Finally had to re-install windows and the guy at the shop suggested ad-aware. It's to use and my computer isn't super slow when I scan it. It even warns me when I'm clicking on something I shouldn't.

Cons

Some false warnings.

Summary

Keeps viruses out like it's supposed to.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.6.306.7947
  • Bug Fixing.
  • Better support for Windows 8.1.
  • Stability improvement.
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date March 10, 2015
Date Added March 10, 2015
Version 11.6.306.7947
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.96MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 389,352,432
Downloads Last Week 84,337
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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