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Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.10.767.8917
  • Total Downloads:
    391,433,335
  • 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

    4.4

    out of 32 votes

    • 5 star 15
    • 4 star 16
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16987 votes

    • 5 star 8168
    • 4 star 4770
    • 3 star 1188
    • 2 star 728
    • 1 star 2133
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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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4 stars

"1st choice for my PC."

February 07, 2016  |  By jackweav

2016-02-07 15:01:27  |  By jackweav

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

My computer wasn't working right. Ad-aware is the only program that found and got rid of the virus.

Cons

Downloading was longer this time.

Summary

My PC is back to normal

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5 stars

"Full protection software"

February 07, 2016  |  By mortencha

2016-02-07 14:57:27  |  By mortencha

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Hard to find anything better. I tried many different programs and I keep coming back to ad-aware. The combination of simplicity, detection rate, and top notch features is just better than the rest. I recommend it to everyone.

Cons

I haven't had a problem with my computer since I installed ad-aware.

Summary

Ad-aware stands out from the rest.

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4 stars

"Top notch real time protection."

February 07, 2016  |  By lobro966

2016-02-07 14:54:28  |  By lobro966

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Effective antivirus. The real time protection let's me use my computer while it's running in the background. I also like the new toolbar that warns me whenever a website is not safe. And it's all Free!

Cons

Can't complain.

Summary

Catches threats on the fly.

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4 stars

"Ad-aware is the best!"

February 07, 2016  |  By rutcrisis

2016-02-07 14:51:26  |  By rutcrisis

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Simple navigation, Live protection, scans emails, downloads, websites and detection rate is superior to most. It's an ideal antivirus if your always online, like me.

Cons

Can't think of anything wrong with this program.

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5 stars

"Good value."

February 07, 2016  |  By rodriamy

2016-02-07 14:48:11  |  By rodriamy

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

I choose ad-aware because I know it's a reliable product. Have been using ad-aware for a few years now and i think it's a great product. Live protection, quick scans, in depth protection. It keeps my computer clean through the web and email. It hasn't failed me yet.

Cons

Haven't had any problems.

Summary

Every antivirus should be this easy to use.

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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 391,433,335
Downloads Last Week 6,403
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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