Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16145 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.5.202.7299
  • Total Downloads:
    388,585,115
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 18, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    1.84MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    73,520
  • 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 230 votes

    • 5 star 146
    • 4 star 78
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16145 votes

    • 5 star 7698
    • 4 star 4433
    • 3 star 1163
    • 2 star 726
    • 1 star 2125
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5 stars

"How did they find out! <br />How did they find out!"

February 01, 2015  |  By purelumbermornings

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I did my best to shelter my kids from the internet but they are now old enough to have their own ideas and I won't tell you what goes on in a child's mind. Adaware keeps them away from their crazy imaginations.

Cons

Kids are tricky! Hide your password:))

Summary

Worked great and monitors when I'm not home.

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4 stars

"what a mistake!"

February 01, 2015  |  By GoodmanDonald4000

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

my friends and I thought it would be fun to attack my sisters computer on the home network and oh boy was it an issue to take off! After a couple softwares AdAware was the one to kill it.

Cons

Don't EVER harm your own computers!

Summary

Making it happen!

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5 stars

"Stupendous"

February 01, 2015  |  By matpak1tak

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Convinced I needed a new computer, I asked a friend to check it out for its last time on. He installed Adaware and it removed a lot of unwanted processes.

Cons

My computer is still not back 100% but it's not a total loss!

Summary

love that I didn't have to go buy a new PC!

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5 stars

"Pleased for sure"

February 01, 2015  |  By MCscottizzle

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Im very pleased with all of the features that have protection for different facets of the computer.

Cons

Leave me alone viruses!

Summary

Working out very well

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5 stars

"Stand up application <br />Stand up application"

February 01, 2015  |  By bigkn0b

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

What an easy and affordable program, super easy to navigate and use as well as free! There's no going wrong

Cons

All you can really lose it time.

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5 stars

"Consistent updates"

February 01, 2015  |  By ChristieandMark

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Anti virus software has to be up to date with definitions. I find that Ad-Aware does just that with constant updates that keeps you up to date and away from what's out there.

Cons

If it doesn't automatically update you can do it yourself

Summary

I like how it works and cleans.

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4 stars

"Does what' it's suppose to do"

January 31, 2015

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Got it today because I was fighting a trojan that hijacked my browser. FOund the nasty and got rid of it.

Cons

none at this time.

Summary

if you are looking for something to add to your protection suite - this tool works well.

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5 stars

"Cheers to who made this!"

January 30, 2015  |  By Jimmmmmmmyjordan

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I am not a technical person when it comes to computers so this program was very easy and descriptive with its usage. I did not have a hard time, just have to learn a little more.

Cons

Learning more and more everyday

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5 stars

"Never quits"

January 30, 2015  |  By IB94541

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Ad Aware stays on all the time for twenty four hour protection keeps away the malicious malware and viruses as well as websites that can potentially harm your computer.

Cons

I first downloaded what LOOKED like Ad Aware. Don't be fooled!

Summary

Constant protection is what I was looking for and that's what I got.

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4 stars

"Instafixed"

January 30, 2015  |  By pigletdealer

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

This software was worth the download, from an easy installation to a quick scan and a faster fix!

Cons

Restarted the computer a couple times but maybe was part of the cleaning process

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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 8, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.84MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 388,585,115
Downloads Last Week 73,520
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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