Ad-aware

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 15963 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.6
  • Total Downloads:
    387,859,624
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 09, 2001
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.84MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    70,168
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+
  • Current Version

    0 stars Be the first to review this product
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 15963 votes

    • 5 star 7581
    • 4 star 4372
    • 3 star 1161
    • 2 star 726
    • 1 star 2123
  • My rating

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1–10 of 13871

3 stars

"Good software"

December 26, 2014  |  By D1A4

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

good detection rate

Cons

missing options advertised on website

Summary

Not bad, but if you read the description on the website, it says free version has most of the premium options, but when you install it, they are not there. Misleading. 3 stars.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"Anniversary"

December 25, 2014  |  By KCurtiskeith

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

For a year now I have had AdAware and it has managed to keep my computer running smooth and keeps viruses off of it, emails are verified before opening them, no spyware, but I will admit I have a scan scheduled daily at 1am when im in bed and wake up to a clean computer 98% of the time:)

Cons

theres so many options, so many buttons, i wish there was jut scan and delete!

Summary

Til next year!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Good stuff"

December 25, 2014  |  By Kwlussier1988

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

This product works great for me, puts less stress on my laptop and keeps it clear of viruses all the time

Cons

No complaints, all works fine

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"no more overheating"

December 25, 2014  |  By Marelangerlifts

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

My computers processes were running too fast a friend told me, opened up my task manager and there they were, a bunch of unknown applications running in the background. AdAware took them off right after its first run. running smooth as ever

Cons

I didnt know that a virus could slow a computer down, thought they just attacked and took over good to know thats what it is

Summary

A virus might not scrap your computer, but why even go there

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"Sneaky students"

December 25, 2014  |  By PeggyMPearman007

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Normally the computer inside my classrom is locked at all times, but one student got in and put some kind of tracker thing on my computer or at least wound up with one because of whatever he was doing, Downloaded AdAware on Cnet because it had good reviews and was at the top in its category, thanks to good reviews i went with it and have not been dissapointed since. No more tracker warning and weekly scans.

Cons

I thought the writing was too small

Summary

I will recommend this to other teachers in case they have a computer that needs protecting.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"Survey says"

December 25, 2014  |  By Aahlacylacy

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I am a college student and decided to do a test with some friends to see which anti-virus was the best. amongst 5 that we each tested we all had Adaware at a respectable 8 out of 10 on our charts. Good overall, easy download, easy install, good protection and many additional features that puts it above many.

Cons

This wasnt the most entertaining test we've ever run, but at least we now know how to protect our computers

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"I thought it was just me"

December 25, 2014  |  By Jamedforsmiths

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I have been constantly having this one pop up that looked like it was coming from windows, super frustrating. I thought it was normal because it was there since day one, to my surprise after downloading Adaware it was gone right after my first scan. I no longer have to wait for my computer to pass that message before starting up, im super happy about this.

Cons

I would like a full screen option

Summary

faster startup!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Best one so far"

December 25, 2014  |  By thebiggeraldberg

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I've had all kinds of anti-malware/virus programs, from the big brand anti virus for hundreds of dollars to the free ones. And let me tell you the difference between the one that costs hundreds and Adaware. the difference is you wont be spending hundreds on Adaware! it does everything that the big brand does; scans, cleans, protects and even wipes if you really need it to!

Cons

Like i said ive been through many, too bad it took me this long to find this one

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"Email are free and clear"

December 25, 2014  |  By littleitaliandevil656

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

In the past I never had to use my email very much, but now everyone from here to Japan is sending me email, so good, some funny some comletely useless ones full of junk. Since I've downloaded Adaware I havent had to click the wrong things or download any bad junk. very satisfied, i can decide now which emails are safe to view with a safe list and instantly block others!

Cons

Havent used much else but the email blocker, when i do ill update!

Summary

scan everything!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Straight to the point"

December 25, 2014  |  By Brianpearcefellow

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I found Ad-Aware and all the programs you can get from it have really helped me keep my family's computers safe, from network to web browsing, we feel comfortable leaving the kids on the computer unsupervised.

Cons

I forgot the parental control password and only my wife knew it, oops!

Summary

Works great tracks everything and lets nothing slip by.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1–10 of 13871

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Ad-aware
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date April 09, 2001
Date Added April 09, 2001
Version 4.6
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows
Additional Requirements None
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

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Ad-aware

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK