Ad-aware

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 15812 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1
  • Total Downloads:
    387,468,757
  • Date Added:
    June 05, 2001
  • File Size:
    1.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    92,412
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/NT/2000

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5 stars

"good AV for home and family users"

November 27, 2014  |  By EvaSlayer0

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

Silently functions in the background when not in use and even when scanning it works so well that its presence is hardly ever known. I can't tell you how many computer issues Ad Aware free has helped me resolve and still continues to show absolute power over malware.

Cons

Never seen it fail

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5 stars

"More protection that what was needed"

November 27, 2014  |  By WorminLola

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

Built in rootkit protection, Heuristics and 0 day protection. Automatic updates, virus definitions and scans. Everything I could ever need.

Cons

A OSX version would be nice

Summary

No regrets or second thoughts. I will keep using this for a while.

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5 stars

"Doesnt slow PC down like other junk out there"

November 27, 2014  |  By Ominipresence85

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

Had AVIRA which completely set my system back in computing power and virus protection. After a few weeks of frustration I was turned on to Ad Aware which I happily gave a chance given all the good things I've heard about it. Not only was it better than I originally thought, but its even easier to use and more stable than most free software of any kind. Its a very classy unobtrusive antivirus that is years ahead of the junk out there.

Cons

Ad Aware has never given me any grief

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5 stars

"Free and resilient !"

November 27, 2014  |  By SillybutCool

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

No other free antivirus I've installed or read about has bested Ad Aware in malicious file recognition and deletion. Its always in the top quadrant up there with the best paid software which is ranked by independent labs and malware experts. This is why I trust it so much.

Cons

Full scans took roughly 15 minutes which I found to be a bit long

Summary

Ad Aware never gets knocked down but it always does the knocking.

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4 stars

"Ad Aware stays above the pack"

November 27, 2014  |  By MinieFlys

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

Had it since XP SP2 and never had any real problems. No need to learn what the features mean or do, it's all reasonably straight forward. Very potent virus remover with great detection rates and useful automatic updates.

Cons

No advertisements - not a con

Summary

If you want to do it right, get Ad Aware

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4 stars

"Does exactly as it claims"

November 27, 2014  |  By RubyRadiance

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

Ad Aware has never fallen short on its promises, and has continued to offer nothing but the absolute best in free virus and malware protection.

Cons

Wouldnt have been using it this long if I did not like it

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5 stars

"Excellent safekeeping against malicious files"

November 26, 2014  |  By HaroldZer0

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

Malware will not stand a chance against Ad Aware, it will eradicate all traces of it. I know because I've been using it for close to 3 years now and while some of the previous versions may have left more to desire, the last 3 have been incredibly successful and effective. Its still free but even more powerful. Download this version if you want ultimate security against malicious files.

Cons

Tried to think of some, but nothing came to mind.

Summary

Does its job without me ever realizing it.

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5 stars

"Had to download as soon as I read editor's review"

November 26, 2014  |  By DorothyandOz

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

Expected it to be good, but not this good! Surprising how easy Ad Aware was to setup and use. Found 8 viruses first shot and removed them all in minutes. Did a full scan on the first run and then scheduled quick scans daily and full scans once a week. I trust this fully and recommended to all friends.

Cons

Wouldn't say it's flawless but it is damn good!

Summary

Even better than what I expected.

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4 stars

"Scans well for free"

November 26, 2014  |  By Divisionic

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

Unobtrusive antivirus / antimalware
Manages my computer resources perfectly
No glitches
No annoying ads
No false positives

Cons

No reasons to dislike

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3 stars

"Just get it"

November 26, 2014  |  By LawnDoodle

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.4.6792.0

Pros

DefiNITELY not like the other crapware out there that claims to rid your system of viruses and malware yet only end up slowing everything down and making your computer usage extremely unenjoyable. Ad Aware is the exception of the bunch and offers some rock solid security with great scanning detection and warnings for all kinds of malware. User Interface is simplified and navigation is a breeze. All features are essential and very useful, nothing compares.

Cons

nada for the moment

Summary

Lavasoft has come through for its users!

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General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date June 05, 2001
Date Added June 05, 2001
Version 5.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.67MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 387,468,757
Downloads Last Week 92,412
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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