Ad-Aware Free Antivirus

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus

3.5 stars

Editor's Rating


User Rating

6 6



anti-spyware and virus scanner Ad-Aware is an antivirus and adware removal tool that scans your memory, registry, hard, removable and optical drives for known data-mining, aggressive advertising, and tracking components. It then lists the results and offers to remove or quarantine the components. The free version offers basic real-time protection and automatic updates but has most other features disabled. You can upgrade to an optional Pro version, which offers additional email, web and network protection. Copyright

FYI: This program offers to install promotional or third party software. Installation of these components is optional but you should pay attention during setup to avoid installing unwanted software. Read our policy.

Product Details

Publisher Lavasoft Ltd Price Free (paid upgrade available)
Version 11.12.945  history Last updated Jul 19, 2016
File Size 1.64 Mb Requirements None

User Reviews

5 stars54% 24
4 stars11% 5
3 stars9% 4
2 stars11% 5
1 star13% 6
Based on 44 reviews

Latest user reviews:

Testing this out again. 5 stars by darkocean Nov 30, 2016 (Read all my 36 reviews)
The last time I tried this was in 2006. I'm running away from a very popular, now turned bloatware anti virus program. I hope this one doesn't bombard me with pop ups notifications, slow my computer down, or be super hard to uninstall.Also the old one stopped catching viruses, I think it don't bother. This one is looking very nice so far. It doesn't play well with anti-spy where programs that "bite." It takes 179.5 in memory. I hope this one behaves itself I'm looking for a anti-virus to upgrade, but first need to see what this one does. I'll come back later and post a new review on if this is good or not. right now it is acting nice, so give it a try. My browser is fast again, so I don't think it's a memory hog. show Review details
Deceptive 1 stars by queenofmeanest530 Jun 21, 2012
I downloaded what I thought was the free version. After the download I found out what actually downloaded was the pay upgraded version. ... I clicked on no to downloading their toolbar and it installed anyway... Editor: The free version initially runs as 30 day trial of the Pro, after that you can continue to use it with the standard features. show Review details
Now too complicated 1 stars by bd166125 May 16, 2012
Was fine until latest 'update' download. All I need is free version (only 'excellent' rating that could give) scanner. Now (2012), it wants to install anti-virus, toolbar, etc, etc. Why would I ever go with pay-for version if the free version is so difficult ? show Review details
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