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Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

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    Jan. 28, 2016
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    #5 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Review


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.


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.


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

"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


I like this anti malware awesome


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


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


doesn't work without wifi!


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


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.


Couldn't be happier.


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

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 11.10.767.8917
  • Enhanced virus detection and monitoring
  • New antispam engine
  • New Antiphishing engine
  • Stability enhancement
  • Simplified installation procedure
  • Improved upgrade process
  • Minor bug fixes
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site
Release Date January 28, 2016
Date Added January 28, 2016
Version 11.10.767.8917
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.92MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Total Downloads 391,469,138
Downloads Last Week 4,042
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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