Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16432 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.6.306.7947
  • Total Downloads:
    389,319,425
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 10, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    1.96MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    130,339
  • 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

    4.5

    out of 114 votes

    • 5 star 63
    • 4 star 46
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 16432 votes

    • 5 star 7872
    • 4 star 4535
    • 3 star 1171
    • 2 star 727
    • 1 star 2127
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5 stars

"Believe me, it's the best !"

March 28, 2015  |  By Meganscripe

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

"This little program was so good, I was becoming excited, sad I know, but I have no life.
This is the one and only virus programme you wil ever need, I think I am in love with it.
Need I say more...."

Cons

There's hardly any really.

Summary

everything works just fine!!

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5 stars

"It turns your PC into a Fortress"

March 28, 2015  |  By Twall7999

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Best anti-virus ever for me. I wouldn't change it for any other one at the moment. I found it exremley useful with persistant malware that kept popping up when I was browsing the internet. Most other anti-virus applications blocked them but giving me a blank internet page! I had to refresh each time to get to the page I wanted to go. This was very frustrating for me and my family who are regular internet users. Ad-aware worked from start, blocking any adware/malware without us even noticing any change in browsing.

Cons

Have not had any problems.

Summary

It has kept me (my computer) virus free since I have used it.

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4 stars

"Works as advertised"

March 28, 2015  |  By Melstewqq

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Experience with installations on several Windows boxes shows consistently high-levels of protection, with low system resource requirements.

Cons

Full scans are a little bit slow,but not to bad.

Summary

A good product that can still be improved significantly.

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4 stars

"The best antivirus I have tested"

March 28, 2015  |  By Byrd78D

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Light software,Simple interface, fast scanner & good Virus detection rate

Cons

Haven't found any yet.

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4 stars

"Well done Ad-aware."

March 28, 2015  |  By thomartin3234

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

This product is very easy to use . It is a clean interface, updates whenever you want and is easy to install. It looks at both incoming and outgoing mail and can be associated with downloads as well. Great product!

Cons

Deep scan is rather slow.

Summary

Excellent choice for home computing.

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4 stars

"Good to prevent viruses"

March 27, 2015  |  By PrinceD-arrell

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Excellent detection and blocking;
Low system resources
User-friendly interface and pane

Cons

I have no problems with it

Summary

Recommended for most purposes.

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5 stars

"Fast & Light On Computer."

March 27, 2015  |  By larich69

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

It has a simple interface which I like a lot, it has good detection rates, its light on the memory and for being free it does what its supposed to do.

Cons

Nothing comes to mind.

Summary

it is very powerful Antivirus very light on system resources very easy to use and it is free.

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4 stars

"My favorite free antivirus for years."

March 27, 2015  |  By Fierro-Gg

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

I still think it is the best antivirus that is not slow or resourceful on a computer that is old or new.

Cons

The only thing I don't like the toolbar.

Summary

Free Ad-aware is great...I don't need other antivirus

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5 stars

"Good protection to my PC."

March 27, 2015  |  By Burn69glenn

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

The security, performance, interface, ease of use and overall protection of this program is the best!!! It provides everything under the sun without hogging your computer resources. Sleek interface. Comprehensive options for customizability.

Cons

Hasn't given me any trouble.

Summary

Great protection. Ad-aware saved my computer many times.

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4 stars

"Great for basic users"

March 27, 2015  |  By Quiverdell

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Lightweight, light on resources, fully functional, just does the job. I will keep using Ad-aware as long as it's this reliable.

Cons

I like everything!! No cons at all!!!

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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 389,319,425
Downloads Last Week 130,339
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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