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Ad-Aware Personal Security

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.8.586.8535
  • Total Downloads:
    60,995
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 03, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try; annual subscription (30-day trial); $24.00 to buy

Editors' Review

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Ad-Aware Personal Security combines anti-phishing features and Web-filtering technology to protect your PC against phishing attacks and online scams.

Pros

Real online protection: The Ad-Aware Personal Security suite provides protection against phishing and other online scams that can suck you in, even if you have virus protection.

Complete toolset: One of the best things about this software is that it provides you with access to a complete toolset in one reasonably sized package.

Clean and intuitive interface: Ad-Aware has certainly kept its software up to modern design and interface standards. Everything is well laid out.

Cons

Free alternatives: Similar apps already provide all the same features for free.

Bottom Line

By opening up a complete toolkit of online protection options, Personal Security has everything you need to stay completely safe online.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Don't download"

March 03, 2015  |  By Bell_Lucci

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Personal Security 11.2.5952

Pros

ABSOLUTELY NONE!

Cons

If you are looking for an excuse to do a factory restore absolutely download this program otherwise steer clear.
This program will install trojans/viruses as it's installing.

Summary

Two hours after scanning which found no issues, my computer shut down and would not restart until I put in my restore disk.

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3 stars

"doesn't catch everything, need other screening agent."

January 30, 2014  |  By Ralph20--2008

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Personal Security 11.1.5354

Pros

catches 50%+ of threats

Cons

see above!

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5 stars

"Made to fight against phishing."

January 14, 2013  |  By Nicezippy

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Personal Security 10.4.49.4168

Pros

It allows you to stay protected all the time and not in the last time it gives the trust to do banking and shopping online.

Cons

Nothing to add.

Summary

Bug fixes!

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1 stars

"can not install in Win 8 in any compatibilitity"

December 24, 2012

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Personal Security 10.4.49.4168

Pros

can not install in Win 8 in any compatibilitity. can not enter to website or forum - not have letters from they and purshase parole to account not work

Cons

not have any

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5 stars

"Great feature!"

September 17, 2012  |  By brbprocess

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Personal Security 10.2.17.3686

Pros

It keeps me my passwords and personal information safe on social networks. It detects email borne threats protecting myself and my friends when communicating via email and also has a good protection against the newest malware coming from bad URLs and websites.

Cons

Seriously nothing

Summary

Trusted programs are now white-listed in the definitions, reliability improvements have been made to the Firewall drivers, reliability improvements have been made to the Real-Time protection drivers.

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5 stars

"Simple, nice, efficient!"

August 15, 2012  |  By Majorjj

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Personal Security 10.2.17.3686

Pros

I don't have to worry about updates slowing down my system. Very smooth application.
This software covers my computer from every angle, protecting me from any threats on the internet.

Cons

I don't really know what to say against

Summary

Finally a real time protection which is a little bit limited but sufficient and it doesn't require a nuclear power station to run it.

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5 stars

"One good investment!"

June 27, 2012  |  By BonusPro

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Personal Security 10

Pros

I mean 12 bucks it is not big but still you paid something, money left your pocket. For the that I'm saying one good investment an it is!
-Has no problem at finding and eliminating the spyware, malware and other things that contains bad stuff;
-Efficient and not heavy:
-A good virus chest;
-Minimal memory usage, it is not a RAM eater at all;

Cons

I can't think of any of it.
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Summary

If you want to spend 12$ for something that will protect you, do it. You won't be disappointed!

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5 stars

"Top contender"

April 12, 2012  |  By cablecatcher

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Personal Security 10

Pros

had problems with PC, but after running this software it cleaned up my PC and I am now up and running like normal.

Cons

If ever necessary...I will answer this particular question later. Need more time to test

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4 stars

"Very nice and simple antimalware"

April 12, 2012  |  By Coconutdata

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Personal Security 10

Pros

Easy to set up. Followed the directions, turned it on and forgot it was there. Lets you know if it finds something suspicious or else it is invisible. Have not found anything easier that works at such a low price

Cons

I don't like that there are still some premium features only available to customers who buy the Pro version.

Summary

It works and does what it's supposed to do. For the price, you can't really go wrong.

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5 stars

"worked for me!"

April 05, 2012  |  By EmperessBlizzard

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Personal Security 10

Pros

it does what it says.

Cons

so far, none

Summary

so far no complaints

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.8.586.8535
Ad-Aware 11.8 features:
  • Now Compatible with Microsoft Windows 10
  • Upgraded Active Virus Control (AVC) SDK
  • New Anti-Spam SDK
  • Bug Fixes and Performance Enhancements
  • Improved Distribution of Definition Files
  • Easier Uninstallation Process
  • Improved Upgrade Process
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date September 03, 2015
Date Added September 03, 2015
Version 11.8.586.8535
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Internet Security Software Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.92MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 60,995
Downloads Last Week 242
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24

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