Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16648 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.7.485.8398
  • Total Downloads:
    390,226,041
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 26, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    1.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    136,799
  • 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

    4.8

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    • 4 star 1
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    out of 16648 votes

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    • 4 star 4619
    • 3 star 1177
    • 2 star 727
    • 1 star 2128
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5 stars

"Highest rate of protection"

July 06, 2015  |  By CriticalWizzz

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

Compared to other antivirus program, ad-aware is top notch. It's easy to setup, great detection rate and the free version comes equiped with a full set of features needed for basic internet security.

Cons

At this point, nothing.

Summary

A great antivirus and it's free.

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5 stars

"Ad Aware is second to no one"

July 06, 2015  |  By Kaizonsison

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

Ad-aware has been around forever, It's the must have security software for your computer. It's got tons of security features, for complete protection and it's easy to use.

Cons

In my opinion none.

Summary

Happy customer.

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4 stars

"Extra security at no extra cost"

July 06, 2015  |  By MohawkKin

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

Basic protection. Full of useful option that keeps my computer in top shape. It's also free.

Cons

A couple of false alarms.

Summary

I can't recomend it enough.

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5 stars

"Packs a wallop"

July 06, 2015  |  By FestiveSmg

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.7.485.8398

Pros

Really love this program. It's the easiest antivirus I've ever used. I was able to fix my pc all by myself.

Cons

Really don't have any

Summary

I feel safe with ad-aware

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5 stars

"Never lacks protection"

June 24, 2015  |  By shadowylives

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Top-of-the-line protection this good for free is a pretty rare site. I wish it was more common.

Cons

Hardly uses any of my PC's power but can cause my boot time to slow down by a few seconds.

Summary

So good, I sometimes forget it's there.

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5 stars

"Reliable on every level"

June 24, 2015  |  By MagicallyInfamous

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Blocks all threats without any issue. It's an end to end solution that I can constantly count on no matter the situation.

Cons

Kinda wish I found this sooner

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5 stars

"Ad Aware always saves me"

June 24, 2015  |  By Valerian-Steel

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

So many times I can't even recall that would have resulted in my computer being infected with trojans and spyware from end to end if it wasn't for AdAware. It just works!

Cons

None at this point

Summary

This antivirus has really saved my butt more times than I can remember.

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5 stars

"Free, solid and quick!"

June 24, 2015  |  By DragonPuffedz

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Intercepts viruses at the source and blocks them from doing any serious damage.

Cons

So far we're good.

Summary

you know who would benefit the most from Ad Aware - ANYONE WITH A COMPUTER!

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4 stars

"Looks nice and works well."

June 19, 2015  |  By Sabernail

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Good look with minimalistic interface and great features that keep me protected round the clock.

Cons

On occasion I got the occasional false positive but it happens very rarely

Summary

I don't need to trouble myself with the details and that's why I like Ad Aware.

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4 stars

"No reason for extra antiviruses"

June 19, 2015  |  By Cardoors

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Automated functionality mean Ad Aware is autonomus and hardly requires any user intervention.

Cons

All PCs should come with Ad Aware

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.7.485.8398
New Updates:
  • Enhanced Antimalware SDK
  • Improvements on real time protection in advanced settings
  • Stability enhancement
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes
  • Improved uninstallation process
  • Upgraded Expiry notification
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date June 26, 2015
Date Added June 26, 2015
Version 11.7.485.8398
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.92MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 390,226,041
Downloads Last Week 136,799
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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