Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16439 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.6.306.7947
  • Total Downloads:
    389,329,825
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 10, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    1.96MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    84,337
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 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 121 votes

    • 5 star 66
    • 4 star 50
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16439 votes

    • 5 star 7875
    • 4 star 4539
    • 3 star 1171
    • 2 star 727
    • 1 star 2127
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4 stars

"Does a good job."

March 29, 2015  |  By Millianmc94

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Good design and protection. Easy to use and doesn't bog down computers like other virus softwares. 4 years now and had not had a virus with this software.

Cons

False positives and slow scanning.

Summary

A good solution for your security when you don't want to pay for an antivirus.

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4 stars

"You don't even notice it."

March 29, 2015  |  By Dekatrousa

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

So far, I am very pleased with how it operates in the background and does not hangup the whole computer. I also like the interface and the options that you get with the free version.

Cons

Haven't noticed anything yet.

Summary

Very Pleased with it.

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4 stars

"Detected all of the trojans."

March 29, 2015  |  By Stoltzfusssd

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

The price is great and I couldn't expect better protection. My teenagers have picked up viruses, but nothing Ad-Aware couldn't clean up.

Cons

Not a hitch from install to finish

Summary

I recommend that everyone should give it a try.

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5 stars

"As a free antivirus I would rate it a "A""

March 29, 2015  |  By Rowinna123

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Other programs have failed to protect me from malicious software but I haven't gotten a virus or had a problem with my computer since I started using Ad-aware. The controls are very easy to understand.

Cons

Scanning seems to be a little slow.

Summary

I don't know why anyone would pay for protection when this is available.

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5 stars

"Finds trojans better some of the others."

March 29, 2015  |  By Dorseys-butt

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Easy to install and virtually no setup effort required. I have tried others that took over the whole system and stopped my work at times. Ad-aware works as if not even loaded on the system, no hogging or loading down the system as of this time.

Cons

Never got to a point where I could find any

Summary

Removes all potential threats in an instant.

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5 stars

"Offers extensive protection."

March 29, 2015  |  By Rivera-W4y

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

I really recommend this software to people. Its really a great software for me. after all its all about personal preference and this one is the one I prefer compared to the other free AVs out there.

Cons

None. Works great.

Summary

Already installed it for my work and home computer.

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4 stars

"Good free antivirus."

March 28, 2015  |  By Mcsallay

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

It is quick, easy to use, works like they say it does with no complications ever.

Cons

User interface is boring , lacking features other free antiviruses have.

Summary

Seems all right in everything.

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5 stars

"Believe me, it's the best !"

March 28, 2015  |  By Meganscripe

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

"This little program was so good, I was becoming excited, sad I know, but I have no life.
This is the one and only virus programme you wil ever need, I think I am in love with it.
Need I say more...."

Cons

There's hardly any really.

Summary

everything works just fine!!

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5 stars

"It turns your PC into a Fortress"

March 28, 2015  |  By Twall7999

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Best anti-virus ever for me. I wouldn't change it for any other one at the moment. I found it exremley useful with persistant malware that kept popping up when I was browsing the internet. Most other anti-virus applications blocked them but giving me a blank internet page! I had to refresh each time to get to the page I wanted to go. This was very frustrating for me and my family who are regular internet users. Ad-aware worked from start, blocking any adware/malware without us even noticing any change in browsing.

Cons

Have not had any problems.

Summary

It has kept me (my computer) virus free since I have used it.

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4 stars

"Works as advertised"

March 28, 2015  |  By Melstewqq

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Experience with installations on several Windows boxes shows consistently high-levels of protection, with low system resource requirements.

Cons

Full scans are a little bit slow,but not to bad.

Summary

A good product that can still be improved significantly.

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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, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.96MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 389,329,825
Downloads Last Week 84,337
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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