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Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 13302 votes out of 542 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    391,623,873
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 06, 2007
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    2.43MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,528
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #5 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Review

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One of the first applications built to find and remove adware and spyware, Ad-Aware 2007's excellent reputation is well-justified.

The interface features two skins and six tabs in the nav bar. The first two, Status and Scan, initiate file scans for adware. After scanning is complete, the program presents a results summary, followed by a line-item list from which you can select which components to remove. There is also an option to create a system restore point. Right-clicking an individual entry gives some information about suspected adware, though details beyond whether the malware is critical or negligible wouldn't hurt.

The third button, Ad-Watch, offers real-time defenses but only in the paid version. Web Update, the next button, controls definition file updates. The fifth button, Tools and Plug-ins, shows you which plug-ins are installed and controls TrackSweep, the new browsing tracks cleaner. TrackSweep is the only free function here. Smoothly integrated into the app, it wipes the cache, cookies, and history, and other breadcrumbs left by major browsers.

Settings is last, and provides access to auto-scans, browsers, scanning, the interface, and log files. The app does an excellent job of removing most malware components, although rescanning is necessary for a seriously infected machine. Despite the freeware restrictions, this is a fully functional adware remover, and Ad-Aware 2007 should be part of your arsenal.

 
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  • Current Version

    3.1

    out of 542 votes

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    • 3 star 54
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    • 1 star 175
  • All Versions

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    out of 13302 votes

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    • 4 star 3639
    • 3 star 1090
    • 2 star 729
    • 1 star 2138
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.1.5
Version 7.0.1.5 includes unspecified updates.
General
Publisher adaware
Publisher web site https://www.adaware.com/
Release Date July 06, 2007
Date Added July 06, 2007
Version 7.0.1.5
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 2.43MB
File Name Adaware_Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 391,623,873
Downloads Last Week 1,528
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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