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Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.10.767.8917
  • Total Downloads:
    391,434,967
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 28, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,403
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #4 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 37 votes

    • 5 star 18
    • 4 star 18
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16992 votes

    • 5 star 8171
    • 4 star 4772
    • 3 star 1188
    • 2 star 728
    • 1 star 2133
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5 stars

"The best antivirus i've found."

February 11, 2016  |  By jaklin-k

2016-02-11 10:57:10  |  By jaklin-k

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Everything! The automatic updates and live protection. Its effective watch on the system and the fact that it tells you what it has blocked and the potential dangers. The best performing AV for free!!!

Cons

Absolutely nothing.

Summary

My computer runs so much faster now.

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4 stars

"Very easy to use Antivirus."

February 11, 2016  |  By netrijja

2016-02-11 10:52:05  |  By netrijja

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Nice look and feel. Easy to use. Does not slow my PC. Minimal user input required. It just runs in the background.

Cons

It just works and never causes problems.

Summary

This program is better than the rest

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4 stars

"Set it & forget it solution."

February 11, 2016  |  By paundy83

2016-02-11 10:47:10  |  By paundy83

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Considering it's free, this program offers great value.. Packed with excellent features like real time protection, download protection, safe browsing and game mode especially. It's out of sight most of the time.

Cons

No trouble at all.

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5 stars

"5 star antivirus"

February 11, 2016  |  By tinanell0

2016-02-11 10:42:38  |  By tinanell0

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

It has a nice looking interface, and many nice features. It offers simple control over protection on every area of your system. PC, emails, online, everything. And of course it's free.

Cons

I like everything about ad-aware.

Summary

Great, Fast, Easy to use for beginners.

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5 stars

"A very reliable antivirus."

February 11, 2016  |  By field-chris

2016-02-11 10:36:51  |  By field-chris

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Does everything you need from an antivirus. straightforward controls, fast, efficient and you don't even notice it's there.

Cons

There aren't any.

Summary

A very good all-rounder for antivirus protection.

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5 stars

"Keep viruses away."

February 09, 2016  |  By alidisds

2016-02-09 10:23:13  |  By alidisds

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Good program, I've used it for years without any problems. It's easy to setup and always finds anything that may be harmful.

Cons

Absolutely none!

Summary

I'm delighted with ad-aware!

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4 stars

"Dependable antivirus"

February 09, 2016  |  By dickryanstar

2016-02-09 10:20:11  |  By dickryanstar

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

It's always on with real-time protection and compliments with customizable scans. It scans the files you download and safe browsing warns you whenever you're on a dangerous site.

Cons

The interface could use some work.

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4 stars

"Effective antivirus."

February 09, 2016  |  By boldjess

2016-02-09 10:16:30  |  By boldjess

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

1. Simple setup
2. Works in the background
3. Does not slow down PC
4. Automatic updates
5. It's FREE!!!!!

Cons

Complete system scans can take long.

Summary

It's better than some paid programs.

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5 stars

"Great antivirus protection."

February 09, 2016  |  By Hecsea9376

2016-02-09 10:12:02  |  By Hecsea9376

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Complete protection. This program was already good when it was just an anti-spyware program. The antivirus is just as effective. Real time protection, safe browsing toolbar and game mode are all very good.

Cons

Runs smoothly without headaches.

Summary

Great choice for overall protection.

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5 stars

"Easy to work with"

February 09, 2016  |  By happy4ubae

2016-02-09 10:08:29  |  By happy4ubae

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Great program for those, who like me, don't know what they're doing on a computer. I found it fairly easy to use. Once you set it up, you forget it's there.

Cons

Didn't have any issues.

Summary

This is a very good antivirus.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.10.767.8917
  • Enhanced virus detection and monitoring
  • New antispam engine
  • New Antiphishing engine
  • Stability enhancement
  • Simplified installation procedure
  • Improved upgrade process
  • Minor bug fixes
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date January 28, 2016
Date Added January 28, 2016
Version 11.10.767.8917
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.92MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 391,434,967
Downloads Last Week 6,403
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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