Ad-Aware Free Antivirus

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus

3.5 stars

Editor's Rating


User Rating

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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 stars52% 23
4 stars11% 5
3 stars9% 4
2 stars11% 5
1 star15% 7
Based on 44 reviews

Latest user reviews:

It does nothing but be annoying! 1 stars by darkocean Jun 01, 2018 (Read all my 36 reviews)
It is easy enough to use and such, but never catches any viruses, not one. It gives a nice boost to my computer so that I liked, however, the constant popup ads telling me about updates and wanting me to upgrade were god damn annoying. The whole reason I got rid of AVG was because even with upgrading to AVG pro the pop-ups notifications from the program were distracting, I don't appreciate having my concentration broken especially when I'm writing. 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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