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Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.10.767.8917
  • Total Downloads:
    391,437,297
  • 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 47 votes

    • 5 star 23
    • 4 star 23
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 17002 votes

    • 5 star 8176
    • 4 star 4777
    • 3 star 1188
    • 2 star 728
    • 1 star 2133
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5 stars

"My first choice antivirus."

February 14, 2016  |  By dorocomb

2016-02-14 10:25:56  |  By dorocomb

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Silent, does not take a lot of space, the rate of detections is impressive. Why pay for antivirus software,when you can get this for free...

Cons

None, i'm quite happy with it.

Summary

Give it a try, you wont regret it.

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5 stars

"The best antivirus I've tried."

February 14, 2016  |  By dixihubx

2016-02-14 10:22:39  |  By dixihubx

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

It works. I've had no virus problems for as long as I've had it on my computer. I'm using the free version comes with everything I need. The live protection doesn't slow down by PC and it blocks any incoming threat.

Cons

Works perfectly.

Summary

Have not had a single virus or malware issue since I got this.

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4 stars

"Antivirus you can count on."

February 14, 2016  |  By donconna

2016-02-14 10:19:30  |  By donconna

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

It fixed my malware problem that kept slowing down my computer and hasn't interfered with my other programs security or otherwise .

Cons

I didn't have any problem

Summary

Fix your computer with Ad-aware

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4 stars

"Better than the expensive antivirus programs."

February 14, 2016  |  By searichon

2016-02-14 10:15:47  |  By searichon

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

It offers great protection. It's fantastic at warning you of any unsafe sites. Very fast scans. No infections at all since I installed Ad-aware.

Cons

Nothing bad to say.

Summary

This antivirus is working good.

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5 stars

"I have Ad-aware on all my PC's."

February 14, 2016  |  By brtch873

2016-02-14 10:12:08  |  By brtch873

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Hardly any impact on my computer's speed or effeciency in running multiple programs side by side, even though protection is always on. Oh yeah, it also kills viruses as soon as they're detected.

Cons

No issues so far.

Summary

Good overall AV with reliable track record.

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4 stars

"Great security program"

February 12, 2016  |  By ramoreno39

2016-02-12 14:43:52  |  By ramoreno39

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Works wonders. It gets rid of anything suspicious. Most of the time I don't even notice it. It works in the background and keeps my computer free of any infections. I am very impressed.

Cons

Honestly there's little to complain about.

Summary

Protects against known and unknown viruses.

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5 stars

"Fantastic virus protection"

February 12, 2016  |  By cashell70

2016-02-12 14:40:10  |  By cashell70

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Everything went smoothly. Instalation, scanning were both easy. Scan were fast, with good detection.....it found all of the viruses but it couldn't delete one specific one.

Cons

Can't think of any.

Summary

Nice interface, fast system scan.

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5 stars

"Total Security."

February 12, 2016  |  By clatterso

2016-02-12 14:35:53  |  By clatterso

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

In terms of price/quality, ad-aware it the best. It's free and probably the easiest antivirus I've used. The real time protection will prevent you from downloading or opening any suspescious files.

Cons

For a free program, none.

Summary

A quality antivirus software at a price you can afford.

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4 stars

"I love this anti-virus software!"

February 12, 2016  |  By debwalkz

2016-02-12 14:32:42  |  By debwalkz

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Didn't expect it to be this good. It was easy to figure out. Straighforward scans. I setup the constant detection and all I have to do is delete what it finds. My computer seems to work better.

Cons

None to date.

Summary

I simply love it.

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4 stars

"It's safe and effective."

February 12, 2016  |  By thominoza

2016-02-12 14:28:44  |  By thominoza

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Free program does everything. Easy to download and setup. Once it's configured, it protects against all dangerous threats. I'm satisfied with this program. I recommend it to everyone.

Cons

The full computer scan takes too long.

Summary

Very effective 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 391,437,297
Downloads Last Week 6,403
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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