Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition

Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 15921 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.06
  • Total Downloads:
    387,859,624
  • Date Added:
    May 03, 2007
  • Price:
    Free; Paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    1.84MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    70,168
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 609 votes

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

    3.9

    out of 15921 votes

    • 5 star 7555
    • 4 star 4358
    • 3 star 1159
    • 2 star 726
    • 1 star 2123
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5 stars

"the best i ever used on my computers"

February 08, 2009  |  By tragic3d

 |  Version: Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition 1.06

Pros

i just like how it works

Cons

there is nothing bad to say about it

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4 stars

"very good it pick alot of stuff"

December 04, 2008  |  By louloukaki

 |  Version: Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition 1.06

Pros

it picks up things in the computer that no other programme does

Cons

slow and sometimes does not go into backround well

Summary

I like it because it picks everything up-as far as I know- and I dont like it because its too slow= again maybe my comp its 1998 windows

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3 stars

"i like Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition better."

November 09, 2008  |  By batteries

 |  Version: Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition 1.06

Pros

i can not understand it.

Cons

i can not understand it.

Summary

can not understand it.

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3 stars

"i don`t understand"

October 09, 2008  |  By pelaodownload

 |  Version: Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition 1.06

Pros

i like that my pc it`s free spaceware

Cons

i dont like that no funcion in my pc

Summary

i need that download actualizaciones por semanas

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4 stars

"I Miss Ad Aware SE Personal"

September 28, 2008  |  By 2xTwisted

 |  Version: Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition 1.06

Pros

Sadly, the "original" of this great malware fighter was replaced by a flashier new version--as always it gets replaced w/less features & less than stellar performance. Sometimes BIGGER/NEWER is NOT always better.

Cons

Prefer original

Summary

Bloated, but will work as a secondary or back-up. Works decent, but not as intuitive as others out there.

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4 stars

"I can't hear azan in my nokia 6300 128 Mo"

August 13, 2008  |  By hjl08

 |  Version: Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition 1.06

Pros

It's excellent, easy to use, and it's more performant, congratulations!

Cons

I still can't hear azan soud in my phone, i get this message : Unable to play.amr audio files.Please download...wav audio compatible file from www.SearchTruth.com.

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5 stars

"it is a great product"

July 01, 2007  |  By jbravo6615

 |  Version: Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition 1.06

Pros

it does a great scan

Cons

none

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4 stars

"very efficent product"

June 23, 2007  |  By saintsinner01

 |  Version: Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition 1.06

Pros

it picks up intrusions that other protection programs miss

Cons

no problems

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4 stars

"enough"

June 13, 2007  |  By David Paillacheo

 |  Version: Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition 1.06

Pros

simple and fast, you don't need another ad-aware

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5 stars

"Another great product"

June 10, 2007  |  By jjw914

 |  Version: Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition 1.06

Pros

Good product / Seems to have done a great job removing known threats. thank you

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.06
New in version 1.06: Disk-scan is approximately 30 percent faster. CSI scan is now more efficient. Added "Scan for low-risk threats" option, to scan for targets with low TAC index. Ad-Watch CSI engine performance highly improved; using less CPU and Memory as well as having a smaller footprint. GUI adapted to use the new TAC.
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date May 03, 2007
Date Added May 03, 2007
Version 1.06
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.84MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 387,859,624
Downloads Last Week 70,168
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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