Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16611 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.6.306.7947
  • Total Downloads:
    389,771,034
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 10, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    1.96MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    46,897
  • 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 293 votes

    • 5 star 163
    • 4 star 118
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16611 votes

    • 5 star 7972
    • 4 star 4607
    • 3 star 1177
    • 2 star 727
    • 1 star 2128
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5 stars

"Excellent Ad-Aware !!!"

May 21, 2015  |  By pu1kle

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Excellent program. He finds what others have found and removed perfectly. I recommend. Congratulations!

Cons

Absolutely nothing.

Summary

Excellent program. He finds what others have found and removed perfectly. I recommend. Congratulations! Excelente programa. Encontrou o que os outros não encontraram e removeu perfeitamente. Recomendo. Parabéns!

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4 stars

"Does its job without disturbing me."

May 20, 2015  |  By tttTrefran

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

- Small download, quick to install
- Easily configurable
- Definitions and program updates download & install automatically
- Works well even when offline
- Game mode function is not a gimmick, actually useful

Cons

- Free version does not include firewall, need the PRO version
- PRO & TOTAL SECURITY versions are a bit expensive.

Summary

It seems to be doing a great job, I haven't had any viruses in years.

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5 stars

"Impressive Little AntiVirus"

May 20, 2015  |  By Trudy-S73

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

It never gets in my way. It does what it says, is quick and easy. And good. And it ties with my firewall. Fast, light, stops almost everything . . . what else could you want

Cons

Nothing I can think of right now.

Summary

I recommend you give this program a try.

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4 stars

"Works great for me."

May 20, 2015  |  By douruss

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Uses very little system resources, safe browsing is a great tool to make sure your info stays safe online, and game mode makes the whole experience seamless.

Cons

No firewall in the free edition, so I have to rely on the Window 7 firewall for protection.

Summary

Works in the backgroud for real time protection.

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4 stars

"Terrific Free Protection."

May 20, 2015  |  By Moreno3John

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Although the the full system scan is slow, everything else about this program is great. It catches viruses that the other free protectors miss, so as far as I am concerned the system scan can take as long as it wants if it is going to clean my computer of all viruses in it.

Cons

Slow full system scan.

Summary

This provides better protection than some paid for products. Thumbs up from me.

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5 stars

"One of the best av's around."

May 20, 2015  |  By Bichard-rarnes

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Ad-Aware is one of the top antiviruses. Not only does it have top scores and protect very well, it's super light and takes hardly any resources, you don't even know it's there.

Cons

Couldn't find any.

Summary

You won't be disappointed with Ad-Aware.

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4 stars

"Excellent light antivirus"

May 20, 2015  |  By vickyles

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

This is exactly what I was looking for....a simple antivirus that isn't bloating my PC into submission. It finds absolutely everything.

Cons

At this point, nothing.

Summary

Cleaned up some of the problems I was having.

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4 stars

"It's so easy and it works"

May 17, 2015  |  By pPatrivera

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

I'm not a "techie" person. This is the first time i setup an antivirus. I'm surprised at how easy it is to use. Scanning and deleting is just a couple of clicks.

Cons

Have not seen any yet.

Summary

It did just great!

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3 stars

"Quick and easy to run."

May 17, 2015  |  By Lourgonz

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Don't have much to say except i'm satisfied. This program was easy to install and removed everything that didn't belong.

Cons

Just one.... once in a while you will get a pop-up ad to upgrade to the Pro paid version.

Summary

Free, silent updates, effective and doesn't nag.

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5 stars

"Simple protection with no hassles."

May 17, 2015  |  By D74Sanchez

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

This is definitely one of the better free antivirus programs available. Straightforward interface, great detection rates and full set of features that keep my PC safe.

Cons

No cons, this is a solid product that will secure and protect your system.

Summary

Excellent detection, better than many paid antivirus.

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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 389,771,034
Downloads Last Week 46,897
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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