Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16446 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.6.306.7947
  • Total Downloads:
    389,340,969
  • 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 128 votes

    • 5 star 71
    • 4 star 52
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16446 votes

    • 5 star 7880
    • 4 star 4541
    • 3 star 1171
    • 2 star 727
    • 1 star 2127
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5 stars

"Any viruses will be prevented"

March 30, 2015  |  By Sherhills

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

After paying for Norton for so long I decided to try Ad-aware and I must admit, my computer seems to running better. The protection is always on and whenever I scan my computer I get a lot more results than previously.

Cons

I've been using Ad-aware for a few months now and have zero complaints.

Summary

I've tried a lot of different free (and paid) AV's, and this one is top notch.

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4 stars

"Runs well. Catches viruses"

March 30, 2015  |  By ChattyyAsh

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

I had this annoying pop-up that wouldn't go away until I used this. So far so good. Didn't have any trouble installing it and using it was very intuitive. My computer runs better now : )

Cons

Slows down start-up a little bit.

Summary

My personal choice for antivirus protection.

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5 stars

"You will not regret it."

March 30, 2015  |  By Winez91

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

The IT guy at work told me to get this. It works just like he said. I don't know too much about but computers so I really like how easy it is to use. I was able to scan and find what was messing up my computer.

Cons

None that i care to list.

Summary

It's simple. The interface is logical.

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4 stars

"Good AV, even better price!"

March 30, 2015  |  By T-speid

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Mcafee ran out and I tried a couple of other programs but they just slowed down my computer. Finally had to re-install windows and the guy at the shop suggested ad-aware. It's to use and my computer isn't super slow when I scan it. It even warns me when I'm clicking on something I shouldn't.

Cons

Some false warnings.

Summary

Keeps viruses out like it's supposed to.

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5 stars

"Better than other similar products."

March 30, 2015  |  By J67morg

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Last few version of ad-aware were shotty at best but this new Ad-Aware is perfect! The game mode feature is incredibly practical and makes the whole program extremely subtle. Also worth mentioning the real time protection just works perfectly.

Cons

nothing bad to say.

Summary

I like this anti-virus I think its gotten better.

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5 stars

"The Best Free Protection I found."

March 30, 2015  |  By Willie-datrout

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

The detection rate, speed and low on resources. These are all strong points. It's also filled with useful features for complete protection.

Cons

No cons so far, other than their bad GUI. I guess..

Summary

Every bit as good as paid for anti virus programs.

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5 stars

"Simple & effective !!"

March 30, 2015  |  By Qckster

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

-Easy to set up and use.
-Can detect threats unnoticed by regular antivirus

Cons

-Didn't find any..

Summary

A great product for regular PC users.

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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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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 389,340,969
Downloads Last Week 84,337
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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