Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16577 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.6.306.7947
  • Total Downloads:
    389,644,309
  • 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 259 votes

    • 5 star 146
    • 4 star 102
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16577 votes

    • 5 star 7955
    • 4 star 4591
    • 3 star 1176
    • 2 star 727
    • 1 star 2128
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4 stars

"Works well for me."

May 04, 2015  |  By Cynthia-j

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

All in all, I really can't think of a better alternative. This is simply all you can need from an anti virus, and its FREE!

Cons

Setting it up could be made easier, but not all that difficult.

Summary

Loved it because it gets rid of viruses.

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5 stars

"Great free protection."

May 04, 2015  |  By rriveraa71

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Does what it's supposed to do by protecting my computer from intrusions and detecting them before they have a chance to do damage. Not a stain on my PC and I like that it's not always in your face

Cons

Cant really think of any.

Summary

Has all anti malware, antivirus giving all security in one suite.

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5 stars

"Best version yet?"

May 04, 2015  |  By nnatason

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

I just got my brand new Dell laptop and am very happy with it! But I know to always go with Ad-Aware, I've been with you guys for years, and Im always satisfied. Thanks guys!

Cons

I've never been dissapointed with Ad-aware.

Summary

Great its working super.

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5 stars

"Really Great Program"

May 04, 2015  |  By G8-greg

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Wanted some thing easy, free and effective because my wife keeps getting viruses? I put this on her laptop about a month ago, so far no viruses.

Cons

No cons to be speak of.

Summary

Does just what it says it will do.

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3 stars

"Quick and effective."

May 04, 2015  |  By lockcarl

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

This is simply better. Better than AVG and better than McAfee. I say this because I have paid for both of them, but They were both too heavy. Now, I could actually feel my Inspiron faster. And its free. Awesome.

Cons

Too many false positive.

Summary

Offers decent protection.

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4 stars

"The Best Detection."

May 04, 2015  |  By jickett66

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Its fast to detect any malware and viruses. It works well with windows my pc running windows 8. great interface, features and customizable settings.

Cons

The only thing I don't really like is the toolbar.

Summary

Security is outstanding.

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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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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 389,644,309
Downloads Last Week 50,856
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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