Ad-aware

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 15950 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0
  • Total Downloads:
    387,859,624
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 11, 2003
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.84MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    70,168
  • Platform:
    Windows
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4 stars

"I had to give in"

December 24, 2014  |  By Sarabelle822

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I always avoided getting an anti virus software because I always thought they slowed down the computer processes way too much. After losing a bet to a friend that he can just go into my computer and open my cd drive remotely, I just had to give in. I downloaded AdAware and he hasnt been able to get back in ever since! Also to my surprise, AdAware has a gaming mode feature that I can turn on so I dont get any alerts that slow me down while I play.

Cons

Im still skeptical of all these programs but I do feel safer now, at least on my computer:)

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5 stars

"Good Features"

December 24, 2014  |  By Allgoodbaby2121

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Real time protection, Web protection, Email protection, Network protection ... What more can you ask for from an anti virus software? AdAware is doing it all for me and i cant complain

Cons

Havent found one yet!

Summary

everything is good here!

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4 stars

"Improved look"

December 24, 2014  |  By Rowboatmountain

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I had AdAware a long time ago and was satisfied with it back then, after travelling a while and being away from my pc, i came back to a new technology and new froms of attacks! after updating to the new AdAware i feel that my computer is now running smoother then ever!

Cons

Was used to the old look, but enjoying the new one

Summary

still trustworthy and still reliable

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5 stars

"Problem solved"

December 24, 2014  |  By Alexapidezza

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

AdAware at the beginning was a little difficult for me as it was my first anti virus program that i had to take care of myself. Finding it difficult I decided to contact the support staff from AdAware itself, not only did i get a response but they also directed me to more information i could find myself on their website nad through their forums, great feature and thanks for the help

Cons

slow learner, but with the right direction i got it going

Summary

If you need help just ask for it!

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4 stars

"New laptop came with all kinds of stuff!"

December 24, 2014  |  By beachsurfer5000

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

I recently purchased a laptop that came full of stuff! Pop up after popup! it was so frustrating, AdAware helped me clean out those malicious programs in a jiffy!

Cons

The look is a little bland to me!

Summary

I dont suggest buying a laptop from a friend of a friend. but if you do, Try Adaware before returning it!

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5 stars

"They were right"

December 24, 2014  |  By jbpplayajam

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

A couple of friends told me about AdAware so I decided to try it out for free, it works great online with the web blocking features to block out bad websites. I also thought it had great virus definitions updated constantly to keep my files safe.

Cons

Not too much to complain about

Summary

overall great protection tool I recommended it to my friends when they ask my opinion

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5 stars

"Excellent Software 5/5"

December 23, 2014

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Fast. Doesn't take alot of memory to run.

Cons

Not any that I have found so far.

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5 stars

"Happy mother"

December 23, 2014  |  By valentinwagon14

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

My computer kept giving me a notice that my computer was not protected properly so i found this program, I had no viruses thankfully but now i can protect my children from seeing the crazy things that are on the internet! Adaware also provides you with a parental control feature where you can choose what and where your children are browsing and make sure they dont end up on dirty websites.

Cons

I know children will always find a way through, but at least i know im safer with the parental control

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5 stars

"Running smooth again"

December 23, 2014  |  By Luisperkperk

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

Over the weekend I opened a couple of files I thought were innocent from a friends email. After that my computer started running so slowly, it took 10 minutes just to get to be able to download this file. After installing the software it pinpointed the location of the file and it was from the emails i got! have to be careful at all times, now i use the real time protection this product offers to make sure it doesnt happen again.

Cons

Is it me or is my computer make more noise when its scanning?

Summary

be more vigilant when open emails! if not, stay protected with ad aware:)

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4 stars

"Clean at last"

December 23, 2014  |  By Samrooferbrown

 |  Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.5.202.7299

Pros

After several tries with other products that "found" infections and did nothing with them. I decided to give it one last try before bringing my computer into a technician. this product not only found MORE viruses but also helped me out in cleaning it up

Cons

had trouble finding the installation file on my old pc

Summary

all clean! cant ask for anything more

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General
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site http://www.lavasoft.com
Release Date February 11, 2003
Date Added February 11, 2003
Version 6.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.84MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 387,859,624
Downloads Last Week 70,168
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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