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Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

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Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 13292 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.11.898.9090
  • Total Downloads:
    391,501,351
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 10, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,222
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #5 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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5 stars

"Great cost-free product!"

June 02, 2016  |  By lakishae22

2016-06-02 03:19:33  |  By lakishae22

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Eliminates user from having to view unwanted pop-up ads.
Rids system of viruses for free.
Trustworthy software and very thorough.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Summary

Great cost-free, thorough, trustworthy product.

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5 stars

"It's very good product"

May 13, 2016  |  By Contdownloadm

2016-05-13 04:52:38  |  By Contdownloadm

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Simply the best

Cons

None can be found

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5 stars

"Awesome product."

April 30, 2016

2016-04-30 11:31:38

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

Does what its supposed to do..find bad stuff

Cons

Seems to use quite a bit of resources doing its job but since my laptop is a dog, its hard to blame the SW.

Summary

Because it constantly bails me out, 5 stars

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5 stars

"best anti malware"

March 08, 2016  |  By Mahesh Arora

2016-03-08 03:46:55  |  By Mahesh Arora

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

I like this anti malware awesome

Cons

no cons and this the best

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5 stars

"It is amazing and so easy to use!"

March 02, 2016

2016-03-02 06:49:18

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

It is very easy to use. also, safe to use, fast & effective!

Cons

doesn't work without wifi!

Summary

I recommend this to all asus users like me!

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5 stars

"Simple & intuitive"

February 19, 2016  |  By Doty-jjd

2016-02-19 13:40:45  |  By Doty-jjd

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.10.767.8917

Pros

I loved its simple and intuitive user interface. It also did not slow my computer, which is a big plus. Detected 3 viruses and trojans which my previous antivirus missed. And, of course, it's free of charge.

Cons

Couldn't be happier.

Summary

I recommend this to anyone who doesn't want to pay for an antivirus.

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5 stars

"User-friendly, fast, unobtrusive"

December 27, 2015  |  By chanlinmcg

2015-12-27 11:13:30  |  By chanlinmcg

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.9.696.8769

Pros

-Allows you to keep using your computer when scanning -No purchase necessary -Doesn't slow down computer -Easy to use

Cons

Can't think of any!

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4 stars

"Still great after years"

December 26, 2015  |  By Mark Cheeseman

2015-12-26 17:03:07  |  By Mark Cheeseman

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.9.696.8769

Pros

has always done exactly what its suppose to do! detect and recommend action for virus/malware/spyware and everything else im missing. works in the background, doesnt slow down PC. and user friendly

Cons

*for a older version* just like the program better before the redesign always asking to upgrade. just a prefence without all the adds, addons, upcharges

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5 stars

"only one to catch issues"

December 25, 2015  |  By lisanholiday1

2015-12-25 07:54:38  |  By lisanholiday1

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.9.696.8769

Pros

Everything about it

Cons

none that I can find

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5 stars

"Excellent program"

December 07, 2015  |  By juan.p.forero1

2015-12-07 12:54:12  |  By juan.p.forero1

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.9.662.8718

Pros

I have other antivirus, but Ad-Aware detected lots of virus and spyware the other program didn´t, so that´s great, and you can use it with the other one, so I will use it everyday!

Cons

I do have a big hard drive, but it takes a lot of time to check my PC, but even though, it´s great

Summary

Really satisfied in all aspects!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.11.898.9090
Version 11.11.898.9090 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date June 09, 2016
Date Added June 10, 2016
Version 11.11.898.9090
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.04MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 391,501,351
Downloads Last Week 4,222
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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