Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition

Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 15584 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.06
  • Total Downloads:
    387,142,495
  • Date Added:
    September 17, 2004
  • File Size:
    1.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    201,421
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 1630 votes

    • 5 star 1251
    • 4 star 156
    • 3 star 52
    • 2 star 28
    • 1 star 143
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 15584 votes

    • 5 star 7336
    • 4 star 4250
    • 3 star 1150
    • 2 star 725
    • 1 star 2123
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5 stars

"Ad Aware is the top antivirus"

October 24, 2014  |  By Baker4Bryan88

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

I like the features. It installs quickly and seems to work fine. I also like that its not always annoying me with alerts.

Cons

Don't know of any.

Summary

Once it's on you don't notice it's there.

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4 stars

"Good free antivirus."

October 24, 2014  |  By Robertloe74

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

This is the best free program you can get. Keeps my computer safe from all angles. It scans emails, downloads, websites, external hard drives. It's easy to use and the scans run smootly.

Cons

Full scans do take longer than my old antivirus.

Summary

Operates efficiently behind the scenes.

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3 stars

"Simple, efficient and free."

October 24, 2014  |  By Sprouse2J

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

1. Straightforward interface
2. Light on sytem resources
3. Good detection rate
4. Live protection
5. Free

Cons

It lacks some advanced features. You have to pay to get them.

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5 stars

"Strong online security"

October 24, 2014  |  By SirrChadwickk

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

Catches anything coming from sketchy or untrusted websites. Free for life. Filtering net for unsafe files. Realtime active protection. Alerts are clear, simple and very helpful. Never strains my computers hardware and always leaves it working quickly. Easy to forget its there.

Cons

Doesn't intrude and it's free. Only positive characteristics.

Summary

Easy to maintain and update with great tools to keep my computer's security.

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5 stars

"Trusted AV for years now"

October 24, 2014  |  By Casey-Rhymess

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

Have installed Ad Aware on my office computer, family room computer and wife's laptop. All of those devices are running different Windows operating systems but thankfully, the same setup file worked for all three. Not only was the setup pretty simple, but the first scan found a bunch of spyware on my wife's laptop along with a hidden trojan virus on my family computer - must be those flash game sites my kids like to go on. Needless to say, removing these viruses and spyware with Ad Aware was effortless and quick. Over the years, you start getting accustomed to the protection found in a free software you particularly enjoy using - Ad Aware is no exception. I have no problem in placing the security of my computers in the hands of Ad Aware free.

Cons

You try this and tell me if you find any.

Summary

As close to perfect as it gets. Get it now!

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3 stars

"Web and Virus protection to the max!"

October 24, 2014  |  By JonesKeith883

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

So I thought this actually would be more than just a firewall, Anti Virus and anti spyware. I thought it would include everything that was in the paid version. Instead, I only found out that its more like basic anti malware with certain features that are not in the paid version. Didn't expect this. Good protection for Viruses and Spyware, but I want more!

Cons

I wanted the features in the paid version for FREE. I didn't get that.

Summary

Confused with all this now.

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5 stars

"Most useful free antivirus on the net"

October 24, 2014  |  By JohnsLittle-1

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

I cant describe how useful and valuable a free antivirus that actually works as advertised can be. Especially for those of us that cannot afford a commercial subscription that costs close to $100 a year. As a university student with an endless need for the my computer to complete research and homework, I'd say Ad Aware free is certainly worth the download.

Cons

Would sometimes prompt me with an upgrade window.

Summary

Unequaled by any other free antivirus provider out there. I strongly recommend this to all who lack proper online protection

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5 stars

"AD AWARE FREE IS LIKE NO OTHER"

October 24, 2014  |  By VoiceBoxx33

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

- FREE version has no issues and runs very smooth
- Installed easily and quickly with no bloatware and extra features you dont need
- I could definitely continue using this
- Nice UI look
- Autoupdates are a welcome addition

Cons

Should I disable my firewall on Windows for Ad Aware's Firewall ?

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4 stars

"Solid all around protection"

October 24, 2014  |  By FlexingHens

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

Low CPU resource use, Easy to manage and use, FREE!!!

Cons

Cons are unknown at this point and time

Summary

Would recommend this over any other free antivirus software as it has the best all around protection

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4 stars

"great antivirus, best one out there!"

October 24, 2014  |  By Honking-Horns

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

Auto updates, years of reliable service, hands off UI, absolute security, peace of mind.

Cons

Best download on CNET

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General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date September 17, 2004
Date Added September 17, 2004
Version 1.06
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.67MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 387,142,495
Downloads Last Week 201,421
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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