Ad-aware

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16533 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.6
  • Total Downloads:
    389,296,076
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 09, 2001
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.96MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    130,339
  • Platform:
    Windows
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5 stars

"Pleasantly Surprised."

April 27, 2015  |  By King76andrea

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

I was skeptical at first, I decided to give ad-aware a try when I had malware issues. The install time was pretty quick, so was the scan. It quickly detected and fixed the issue. And I really like the user friendly interface.

Cons

Honestly, none so far.

Summary

Pretty good protection for a great price.

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4 stars

"Excellent Protection"

April 27, 2015  |  By C-aponte

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

no false positives, just stellar protection. Im no tech junkie but I can really notice the lower levels of infections on my computer compared to the other anti virus programs ive tried.

Cons

The interface is a little too quiet

Summary

It's just great. Runs seamlessly, easy to operate and understand.

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5 stars

"Lovely program."

April 27, 2015  |  By Mipyle

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Browsing in safety and not having to worry about all the crap out there that can slow down or overtake my computer is great.

Cons

Still haven't found anything wrong.

Summary

I no longer have to worry about making purchases online or paying bills online through my bank!

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5 stars

"Definitely worth it!!"

April 27, 2015  |  By gleegory

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Last couple of versions weren't so great. But the new one is perfect! The game mode feature will quite everything down when you want it too, and the real time protection just works!

Cons

I don't have anything bad to report.

Summary

This is truly the best security software out there, paid or free.

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4 stars

"Good free Antivirus"

April 27, 2015  |  By Wodriggu3z

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

I'm not very techy, I got myself a new laptop, and my work colleague suggested Ad-aware antivirus software. After reading all the reviews I decided to try this one. The whole setup was pretty easy and quick, they told me how to do it.

Cons

No real criticism

Summary

Love it! Thanks guys

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4 stars

"Free To Try, Nothing To Lose"

April 27, 2015  |  By Joreer

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Very light, and non-intrusive. Comes with a bunch of features, smooth interface, fast and it has great detection

Cons

The download time was a bit long.

Summary

Fully featured free version, slick interface.

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5 stars

"Ad-Aware Is Still Amazing"

April 23, 2015  |  By Renae Alvarez

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

- Easy installation
- Friendly user interface
- Optional browser protector
- Efficient

Cons

- Not that I can think of.

Summary

Some years ago, I first installed Ad-Aware as my main antivirus and anti-adware. I later took it out for work, as it wasn't endorsed by my workplace that wanted one of a specific set of antiviruses installed. This year, I finally came back to Ad-Aware as my computer has been repeatedly getting infected with adware that is coming from somewhere I have yet to identify. It was one of those adware extensions that plugs into Chrome and turns the pages you're viewing into ad-soaked messes. AVG found 37 threats, but not the one plaguing me. Bitdefender found absolutely nothing.

Finally, I thought, I wonder if Ad-Aware is still in existence. Yes, yes it is. All I had to do was install it and enable browser protection and my Chrome is adware free. I am so pleased that Ad-Aware still does what it's made to do, and it does it better than the other guys. If you've got adware problems, give Ad-Aware a try. I got 99 problems and now, adware ain't one. =P

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5 stars

"Works very fast. Gives good security"

April 16, 2015  |  By Nina_Koval

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Works very fast.
No problems with other software I have.

Cons

None. Gives good security for most users.

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5 stars

"Great product, been using for years"

April 12, 2015  |  By wlangenvin

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

I've used this product for years on all my devices. Proactive, timely virus definition updates, great UI, free version just as good as most paid home virus programs. Really like safe browsing and game mode features.

Cons

None for me; I use the free version and it has served me well.

Summary

It's free, fully featured and good quality. We all need antivirus, this is a no-brainer.

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5 stars

"Safe and confident"

April 12, 2015  |  By J63soch

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

The online protection has saved my bacon many times by automatically detecting and blocking sites that attempt to download without permission.

Cons

I really don't have any cons.

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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 95/98/NT/2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.96MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 389,296,076
Downloads Last Week 130,339
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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