Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16138 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.5.202.7299
  • Total Downloads:
    388,576,062
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 18, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    1.84MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    73,520
  • 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

    4.6

    out of 223 votes

    • 5 star 141
    • 4 star 76
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16138 votes

    • 5 star 7693
    • 4 star 4431
    • 3 star 1163
    • 2 star 726
    • 1 star 2125
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5 stars

"Cheers to who made this!"

January 30, 2015  |  By Jimmmmmmmyjordan

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I am not a technical person when it comes to computers so this program was very easy and descriptive with its usage. I did not have a hard time, just have to learn a little more.

Cons

Learning more and more everyday

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5 stars

"Never quits"

January 30, 2015  |  By IB94541

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Ad Aware stays on all the time for twenty four hour protection keeps away the malicious malware and viruses as well as websites that can potentially harm your computer.

Cons

I first downloaded what LOOKED like Ad Aware. Don't be fooled!

Summary

Constant protection is what I was looking for and that's what I got.

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4 stars

"Instafixed"

January 30, 2015  |  By pigletdealer

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

This software was worth the download, from an easy installation to a quick scan and a faster fix!

Cons

Restarted the computer a couple times but maybe was part of the cleaning process

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5 stars

"Run and gun!"

January 30, 2015  |  By RosaMacPhers

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Adaware free is the best! Came in blasted away the bad guys(viruses) and then was done and outta there! Stays on in case I have any troubles.

Cons

No troubles whatsoever!

Summary

Freedom!

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4 stars

"Clear communications"

January 30, 2015  |  By FireforHire14

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

The Internet was running slow due to a process on my computer says AdAware. And thanks to AdAware I can now go back to looking at videos online.

Cons

Do I need to keep it in my computer after the problem is fixed

Summary

Adaware fixed my problem and I am pleased.

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4 stars

"Kids controlled"

January 30, 2015  |  By godblessthechildren

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I use Adaware for the web blocking feature, it keeps my kids off bad websites that I find offensive and unsafe for them.

Cons

I have a lot of extra features!

Summary

Kids aren't on bad websites, parents approved.

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5 stars

"No more concerns <br />No more concerns"

January 29, 2015  |  By f0urtyn9ne

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I was worried my computer was infected and adaware confirmed that for me, reported the infected files and then deleted the problems.

Cons

very fast almost unbelievable!

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5 stars

"Almost destroyed my computer"

January 29, 2015  |  By purechickendash

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

adaware spared my computer from destruction! After installing and running the scan my computer was no longer overheating.

Cons

I thought my computer was gonna melt because of the heat it was emitting

Summary

all CPU speeds back to normal

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5 stars

"Remotely fixed"

January 29, 2015  |  By skimmilkonly

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

i did not know about Adaware until my friend called to help me fix his computer. I got remote access to his computer and saw he had adaware, but didn't know how to use it. I made it work and it fixed his problems!

Cons

This was really easy for me to use but not my friend.

Summary

I'll download it myself when I get home.

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5 stars

"Not making the same mistake!"

January 29, 2015  |  By iliketoytles

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Being. Very diligent in reading reviews on what I download! I downloaded an anti virus before that was a virus itself! Adaware came and took care of it!

Cons

Be smart, read before just downloading

Summary

Valuable lesson to be learned: read about what it is you download.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.5.202.7299
  • Bug Fixing.
  • Better support for Windows 8.1.
  • Stability improvement.
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date December 18, 2014
Date Added December 18, 2014
Version 11.5.202.7299
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.84MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 388,576,062
Downloads Last Week 73,520
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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