Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition

Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 14980 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.06
File Size:
1.63MB
Date Added:
May 03, 2007
Price:
Free; Paid upgrade available
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
385,915,432
Downloads Last Week:
59,456
Product ranking:
#2 in Anti-Spyware
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' review

Read a CNET review of the full version of Lavasoft Ad-Aware.

One of the first applications built to find and remove adware and spyware, Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition's excellent reputation is well justified. The sky-blue, skinnable interface features five buttons. The first two, Status and Scan, lead to the core function of the application. These buttons initiate a scan of your files for adware components. After scanning is complete, the program presents a summary of results, followed by a list from which you select exactly which components to remove. Right-clicking an individual entry gives some information about the piece of suspected adware, though we would like more details.

Ad-Aware SE can alert you to more malignant forms of malware by separating items into critical and negligible categories. The third button, Ad-Watch, is nonfunctional in the Standard version. The fourth button, Plug-ins, shows you which Ad-Aware plug-ins are installed. The fifth leads to the help files.Ad-Aware SE does an excellent job of quickly finding and removing most adware and spyware components, although you will have to restart and rescan for a seriously infected machine. We were pleased to see an auto-update feature included with the program, keeping Ad-Aware up-to-date with the latest adware components. Ad-Aware SE should be part of your arsenal for keeping your machine free of adware and spyware components.

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  • All Versions:

    3.9

    out of 14980 votes

    • 5 star: 6963
    • 4 star: 4045
    • 3 star: 1127
    • 2 star: 725
    • 1 star: 2120
  • Current Version:

    4.4

    out of 609 votes

    • 5 star: 339
    • 4 star: 211
    • 3 star: 29
    • 2 star: 13
    • 1 star: 17
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