Ad-aware

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16632 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.8
  • Total Downloads:
    389,737,646
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 30, 2002
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.96MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    46,897
  • Platform:
    Windows
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5 stars

"Better than the crapware that came with my laptop"

May 31, 2015  |  By gimmEsumo

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

It's crazy fast, interface is a so simple my 8 year old son uses it without an issue.

Cons

I'd like to give it a longer go and see how it fares down the line but so far im very confident in ad aware's abilitiy to protect my laptop.

Summary

Bought a laptop a few weeks back from Best Buy , loaded up the OS and realized there were over a dozen programs I never wanted including an anti virus that kept asking me to upgrade once the 7 day trial was over. After a lot of googling, I figured out how to remove all that crap but I still needed a good anti virus for continued protection. I scoured the internet and came across Ad Aware. Thankfully, I gave it a shot after reading a lot about it. For a free program, it's freaken awesome.

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4 stars

"Ad Aware Free is the bomb !"

May 31, 2015  |  By Chiquitame

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Very useful so far. I would think it's up there with the best of em. Ranks very well in third party tests and always ends up in the top spots. While I think all software should keep getting better with updates, the basic offering of Ad Aware is pretty damn competitive.

Cons

I really think Lavasoft should focus on a release for mobile platforms.

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5 stars

"Glad this is free :)"

May 31, 2015  |  By GhoulBal

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Quick setup. Easy program to understand and utilize on a daily basis.

Cons

Setup was pretty simple but I was confused on the custom scan tab. I guess this is to schedule scans ?

Summary

Ad Aware has really grown on me.

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5 stars

"Insanely good protection"

May 31, 2015

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

1. It works very quickly, if you let it
2. The customisable search paramiters are very helpful for people who want to check specific paths and files
3. Great, well rounded protection, found 29 threats after the first full system scan that both Avast and AVG did not (still use them both, and reccommend them highly aswell)
4. Clean, easy to understand interface, even for novices, got my whole family using it
5. Great real-time protection that does not hinder productivity or slow the system down

Cons

When carrying out a full scan, expect not to be able to use your computer, however, this is nothing out of the ordinary, if left alone, the scan shouldnt take longer tan 1 hour, I have a 3TB HDD and it went through it in 48 minutes

Summary

Superb free and paid protection, cant recommend this enough, would have gotten 5/5 if it didnt slow my system down a little, I have 32GB of ram, so it may be intensive on weaker machines, but, trust me, leave it alone for 1 hour, and you will be grateful, and maybe even write a review yourself :D

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5 stars

"I have never stopped using Ad Aware"

May 28, 2015  |  By Crickieeey

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

4 years and counting since the time I installed Ad Aware Free. I have never once stopped using it, although I have tested it alongside other security programs to test it's feasability.

Cons

Can't figure out how to get the email protection working

Summary

Ad Aware is still the one I trust the most with my files and my security.

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4 stars

"No fuss or hassles"

May 28, 2015  |  By Sakirplutr

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Installed it, tested it and uninstalled it to check out all aspects of Ad Aware. No issues with any of these actions but I do find the UI to be a bit out of date. Aside from that, detection is very steady and very quick. Scans take about the same time as other antivirus programs do so nothing much different in that aspect. The plus side is that ad aware is completely free and that it is very frequently updated so I constantly feel protected from even the latest viruses.

Cons

Scans take about the same time as other antivirus programs

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4 stars

"Finally ! A security suite that works !"

May 28, 2015  |  By Nozyfoculm

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Compatible with both my operating systems (both windows 7 and windows 8) , It's mad quick and is one of the best at identifying external threats.

Cons

Takes an extra 15 seconds for my machine to boot up

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5 stars

"The pinnacle of antivirus detection"

May 28, 2015  |  By Dat-elf

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Works wonders and really is a great free program that gives me one of the least complicated feature sets and the most effective antivirus security I have seen till now.

Cons

No iOS version

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5 stars

"Spyware/Virus Killer"

May 28, 2015  |  By Kittyxpre

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Prevents any kind of malicious content from taking advantage of you loopholes within your software or computer. Nothing makes it through without going through Ad Aware's web shield first!

Cons

Conflicted with another antivirus I had installed previously. Decided to keep ad aware and remove the other one cause ad aware proved to offer the better value.

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4 stars

"Effectively identifies threats"

May 25, 2015  |  By Fleybelv

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Easy software that effectively identifies malicious threats with absolutely no fuss.

Cons

Pro version too expensive

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General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date April 30, 2002
Date Added April 30, 2002
Version 5.8
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.96MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 389,737,646
Downloads Last Week 46,897
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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