Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16458 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.6.306.7947
  • Total Downloads:
    389,362,778
  • 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 140 votes

    • 5 star 79
    • 4 star 55
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16458 votes

    • 5 star 7888
    • 4 star 4544
    • 3 star 1172
    • 2 star 727
    • 1 star 2127
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5 stars

"Such a wonderful tool."

April 01, 2015  |  By ayebisha

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

I like it because its free, and it keeps my computer clean of viruses.

Cons

Honestly could not think of anything I didn't like.

Summary

I hope it's always free.

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5 stars

"Ad Aware is a great choice"

April 01, 2015  |  By M73talley

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

This is a solid all around antivirus, the detection really is immediate and the initial scan is quick and effective. Also, the safe search is much better than the ones of other security softwares.

Cons

No complications with viruses or faulty program errors.

Summary

It does catch viruses. Runs in the background.

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3 stars

"Decent free anti-virus look no further."

April 01, 2015  |  By Joaguil

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Easy to install , easy to use , the best most secure and most un-intrusive program I've used - and I have used almost all of them.

Cons

Lack of some features.

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5 stars

"The only effective free antivirus"

April 01, 2015  |  By Demko-greg

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Always protected in real-time. automatic updates, virus definitions always current, a true set it and forget it solution - very easy.

Cons

No problems.

Summary

Highly recommend to students like me.

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4 stars

"Great Product and service"

April 01, 2015  |  By rubyeed

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Scans without slowing my computer down much; free; can be configured to scan email, internet, backup drives.

Cons

A little bit slow but acceptable.

Summary

Keeps your PC clean and running without interference. I would recommend it anytime.

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5 stars

"Reliable piece of software"

April 01, 2015  |  By Headwhitebran

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Doesn't hog memory at all, doesn't load your computer with junk. Picks up threats instantly and makes it really easy to fix problems on the fly.

Cons

Nothing bad to report.

Summary

It seems to be quite reliable

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4 stars

"Stopped a lot of threats."

March 31, 2015  |  By jirma74

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

The program offers quite a lot of protection. The scans can be long and tediues at times, but the real time protection is always on. The updates are quick, and easy. The interface is nice and easy to navigate through.

Cons

Scans are a bit slow.

Summary

Works by itself. Updates and protects.

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5 stars

"The best free antivirus protection you can get."

March 31, 2015  |  By Jultzzz

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

The best free antivirus for a gaming PC, fast scans and overall protection is enough for a home user. Download this program if you wan't speed, stability, and Security at the same time.

Cons

Great. Didn't have any issues.

Summary

Essential for anyone who uses the internet.

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4 stars

"Worked great for me!!"

March 31, 2015  |  By Lucille-c91

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Good Detection Rate, smooth updates, flexible and fairly light on system resources, and free.

Cons

The interface needs a makeover.

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5 stars

"It has solved all my PC issues."

March 31, 2015  |  By lindroeder

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

It Just Works. It quickly updates and seems to catch everyything! My computer has been running better than ever since I made the switch.

Cons

Nothing. I have found nothing wrong yet.

Summary

Keeps my PC virus free.

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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 389,362,778
Downloads Last Week 84,337
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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