Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16571 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.6.306.7947
  • Total Downloads:
    389,637,646
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 10, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    1.96MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    50,856
  • 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

    4.5

    out of 253 votes

    • 5 star 143
    • 4 star 100
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16571 votes

    • 5 star 7952
    • 4 star 4589
    • 3 star 1175
    • 2 star 727
    • 1 star 2128
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5 stars

"Excellent security program."

May 02, 2015  |  By Denimil

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

I have been using this for over one year and I have to say it is exactly as reviewed, a huge improvement over my last antivirus, with little impact on my PC.

Cons

I'm satisfied. No cons

Summary

It works well and doesn't interefere

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4 stars

"Industrial strength protection"

May 02, 2015  |  By Martins-Fort

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

There's only one thing that matters. Will it give you the maximum possible protection from malicious threats? Ad-aware does the best job possible by warning you when things don't seem right. There's really not much more it can do to protect you.

Cons

Can take a long time for a full system scan.

Summary

Protects in all major areas.

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5 stars

"Great product I've used for years."

May 02, 2015  |  By Shenfro

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Relatively easy to install and maintain. I don't want to be bothered with bloated software, and from what I've read, Lavasoft understands that.

Cons

None noted.

Summary

Peace of mind that only Ad-aware can give me.

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4 stars

"This is a fantastic program."

May 02, 2015  |  By Lisgarn

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Excellent Antivirus. Its easy to understand and the interface is a pleasure to use. It works behind the scenes and is always out of sight unless a real malware threat is detected.

Cons

One of my favorite websites was blocked.

Summary

It deletes serious viruses from your computer and saves you from trouble.

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5 stars

"The best security."

May 02, 2015  |  By Spence-lapoint

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Quick Clean install, simple and easy to use, high detection rates and do i need to mention its free? I use this on every single clients computer I touch!

Cons

Nothing bad to be said.

Summary

The best thing about this product is that it wont slows down your system..

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4 stars

"Highly recommended"

May 02, 2015  |  By dStedwards

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

easy to use..
great GUI
good scanning and blocking technique
good virus definition update
good game mode. tested!

Cons

Doesn't have a Firewall.

Summary

It really detects viruses

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5 stars

"Works amazingly good!"

May 02, 2015  |  By Baker-earl

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Fast startup, does not affect the system too much. No popups, absolutely free. Descriptive enough. Good protection.

Cons

No problems I see.

Summary

Fast light and good protection.

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5 stars

"Best Anti-Virus solution on the market."

May 02, 2015  |  By rebeccamanhart

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

This is the best antivirus program that you can get today. I have it on each of my computers. It is better than all the others at detecting and installing is very simple. You can't go wrong with this program.

Cons

There are none!

Summary

Such a fantastic package.

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5 stars

"Everything is great."

May 02, 2015  |  By gMoore-laura

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

High detection rates, great on line, and on off line. I also really the new toolbar that warns me when something is not safe.

Cons

Nothing worth mentioning.

Summary

I feel that it is taking care of my computer.

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5 stars

"Easy & simple!"

May 02, 2015  |  By Pett-yAva

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Work Great So Far IMO, I Was Using AVG but was unable to
remove viruses, Ad-Aware did the job.

Cons

There is little that I do not like. Maybe the interface. It's a little boring.

Summary

Over all Ad-Aware has good reviews. It doesn't freez up my Computer like one other virus program did. Very happy.

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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/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.96MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 389,637,646
Downloads Last Week 50,856
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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