Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16246 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.5.202.7299
  • Total Downloads:
    388,818,751
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 18, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    1.83MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    64,140
  • 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 331 votes

    • 5 star 215
    • 4 star 105
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16246 votes

    • 5 star 7767
    • 4 star 4460
    • 3 star 1167
    • 2 star 726
    • 1 star 2126
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4 stars

"light, simple, free and get the job done"

February 26, 2015

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

don't slow down the computer

Cons

lacks some features in the free mode...but it is free.

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5 stars

"Free but worth buying!"

February 26, 2015  |  By mollie8032

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Very uncomplicated. The controls are simple enough to figure out. Took a few minutes to configure. And it runs exactly how I want it. scans everthing that comes in..

Cons

Absolutely none.

Summary

As far as I'm concenred, this is the best free antivirus.

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4 stars

"Definitely worth downloading."

February 26, 2015  |  By LamonsBuddy

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Really good value. It's easy to understand, scans downloads & websites. It blocks all threats without slowing me down.

Cons

The firewall is not free.

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4 stars

"I like it. Simple and effective."

February 26, 2015  |  By Patti-j21

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Super easy to use, clean, effective. I love how my PC is performing now. Ad-aware is much lighter than my older antivirus.

Cons

Have not had any problems since I got it.

Summary

Very satisfactory performance.

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5 stars

"Excellent Free Anti-virus."

February 26, 2015  |  By markreen77

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

- Realtime detection
- Low system usage
- Great detection rate
- Game mode
- Free"

Cons

Nothing wrong so far.

Summary

Great product, especially since it's free.

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3 stars

"Does The Job"

February 26, 2015  |  By hil-simon

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

User friendly interface; also excellent protection.

Cons

Blocks some of my favorite websites. How do I fix it??

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5 stars

"Complete online protection."

February 26, 2015  |  By crandallyn

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

"Catches just about everything; easy to use, if you want, once you install it you can pretty much just let it do it's thing.
I've used Ad-aware on all my computers, never had a problem.

Cons

I can't think of anything negative

Summary

Overall best of the free AV out there.

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5 stars

"Great program!"

February 25, 2015  |  By Rohnson91

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

It's got all the basic options you need. Protection is always on, running in the background but what I love the most is that it doesn't slow down my PC.

Cons

No complaints. I would definitely recommend it.

Summary

Will recommend to all I know.

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5 stars

"Keeps my PC clean."

February 25, 2015  |  By jomers123

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Simple
Efficient
Free to use

Cons

No cons that I can think of for a free product.

Summary

Easy to use and dependable.

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5 stars

"An excellent product"

February 25, 2015  |  By C92Conception

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I like the layout, it's easy to use and always finds viruses.

Cons

I'm 100% satisfied.

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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 388,818,751
Downloads Last Week 64,140
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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