Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 15937 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.5.202.7299
  • Total Downloads:
    388,025,318
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 18, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    1.84MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    194,448
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #2 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 22 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 0
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    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 15937 votes

    • 5 star 7565
    • 4 star 4364
    • 3 star 1159
    • 2 star 726
    • 1 star 2123
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4 stars

"Always ready to seek and destroy"

December 22, 2014  |  By Purrfectors

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I don't know how but Ad Aware has managed to rid my computer of a Trojan that threatened to cleanout my entire drive. I would have probably had to buy a new computer if Ad Aware hadn't been able to save me. Thankfully all my family pictures and work files are intact and everything is running very smoothly.

Cons

thanks Ad Aware!

Summary

Save yourself the pain of trying to figure out how to save your computer, just get Ad Aware and stay protected !

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5 stars

"Free verison of Ad Aware is solid!"

December 22, 2014  |  By Emmannyah

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I have yet tosee a virus make it through Ad Aware\s vigilant antivirus engine, frequent updates and automatic scans make sure that never happens. Nice to see a freeware like Ad Aware function better than most paid version of AV's I tried in the past.

Cons

Not perfect but its works!

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5 stars

"haven't seen anything this reliable"

December 22, 2014  |  By Inradivgl

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Amazing software with great benefits, its always there to protect and can always be counted on. It's easy free and works like a charm !

Cons

There are some but nothing worth mentioning

Summary

I'd recommend it to anyone looking for something that will realistically work.

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4 stars

"Years of use, never let me down"

December 22, 2014  |  By YogaQueens28

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Quick installation
- lovely user experience
- free works marvelously
- expert virus reading
- attractive interface
- AV with premium features usually only found on paid versions

Cons

Could add several seconds to computer's start up time
- Sends newsletters once a week/ month

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5 stars

"The only AV I kept"

December 21, 2014  |  By Canyonnfights

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Ive had bad experiences with free antiviruses before because they tend to pose as secure antimalware software but instead always end up installing adware and trying to get you to buy everything they offer. Ad Aware is different because it never bothers you unless theres a real real for it, like a virus being blocked. It's truly free in ever sense of the word and gives me the best protection from anything my computer comes across.

Cons

Ad Aware is the only AV I like

Summary

Install it and you will never look back

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5 stars

"Engineered by the best !"

December 21, 2014  |  By Placcello

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Quick to respond to any online threat with nothing but the most effective safeguards in place ensuring paramount security. Everything is proactive, never retroactive and also very light on my laptop. Good luck finding anything like it.

Cons

Product this good being completely free makes me wonder what the catch is.

Summary

Soo good, I downloaded it for a few friend and they also find it to be indispensable.

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5 stars

"Freeware like this is rare"

December 21, 2014  |  By Dudeferno

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Its main aim is NOT to make money from you by always showing you ads and asking you to upgrade. I know this because there are no ads, in fact there is a significant decrease in obtrusive behavior from Ad Aware than any other freeware antivirus I have ever tried. Ad Aware's main aim from what I can see after months of use, is to provided top of the line protection without ever compromising. I have witnessed many malicious files getting blocked and many that were easily removed.

Cons

Detailed scans confuse me

Summary

Had some serious issues with other freeware but ad aware has been extremely pleasent to use.

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4 stars

"Use my PC worry free with Ad Aware"

December 21, 2014  |  By Ebamedia

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I get daily updates without me having to figure out how to manually complete them , same with viruse definition downloads. Hasn't slowed down my PC yet - Even during scans! All around its nice not to have to worry all the time.

Cons

Cant see any

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4 stars

"Saved my computer"

December 21, 2014  |  By Lessediards

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Simply the best, works better than other antiviruses I trusted to rid my computer of infection. Ad Aware works well, is easy to use and has saved me from expensive repairs

Cons

Have yet to identify any

Summary

Always quick and reliable

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5 stars

"Adaware has always been good to me"

December 21, 2014  |  By Manicolss

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

No need to compromise functionality for protection with Adaware, it does both very nicely without any undesired side effects. Great zero day and active detection for even the worse of viruses.

Cons

Its everything I expected and more.

Summary

the more secure or restrcited your system is, the slower it seems to be, but with Adaware, thankfully things are different.

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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 XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.84MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 388,025,318
Downloads Last Week 194,448
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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