Ad-aware

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16527 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.5b
  • Total Downloads:
    389,296,076
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 15, 2001
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.96MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    130,339
  • Platform:
    Windows
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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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5 stars

"Catches all potential viruses."

April 12, 2015  |  By jjottlley

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Overall a great piece of software with efficient real-time scanners and low impact on the system. It consistently has high detection rates compared to competition.

Cons

None whatsoever.

Summary

It did clear up the problem, so I am satisfied, glad to have it working for me.

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4 stars

"Many levels of protection."

April 12, 2015  |  By sslyke

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Free version works well
Does not slow down my PC
Easy download/install
Zero conflicts with my other software
catches most threats in real time scanning

Cons

At times some annoying popups, but that comes with free.

Summary

I really like the fact that I have two levels of protection on my machine and I think everyone else should too so please install it. In this day and age, we need all the protection we can get.

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5 stars

"Love my Free Ad-aware Antivirus!"

April 12, 2015  |  By vamay85

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Ad-aware always notifies me of any thin suspicious on my pc. I have total peace of mind that my pc is protected.

Cons

No issues since I have installed it.

Summary

I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a great anti-virus!

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5 stars

"Really good at getting rid of viruses."

April 12, 2015  |  By grreny

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Free, highly capable, regularly updated, resource efficient, and unobtrusive program with a user-oriented and tasteful UI design. Simply, peace of mind and safety. Highly recommended!

Cons

I honestly cannot think of one single thing to say that it a negative about Ad-aware.

Summary

Does everything the expensive programs do, for free.

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4 stars

"Excellent safety from a free product."

April 12, 2015  |  By Thosney

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Real time file and web scanning works very well (sometimes all too well)

Cons

Had some problems with safe browsing, some web pages behaving unexpectedly. I just turned it off.

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4 stars

"It's a powerful, intelligent and very smart tool."

April 12, 2015  |  By galenfredk

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.6.306.7947

Pros

Excellent virus and spyware detection, removal and blocking. Real time protection detects everything. Safe browsing is good. Good design.

Cons

None so far

Summary

Very effective and complete in fighting all internet threats.

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General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date June 15, 2001
Date Added June 15, 2001
Version 5.5b
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
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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