Ad-Aware Free Antivirus

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus by Lavasoft Ltd

3.5 stars

Editor's Rating


User Rating

8 8


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: During our review, we found that this program offers to install promotional, third party components. Installation of these components is optional but you should pay attention during setup. Read our policy.

Product Details

Publisher Lavasoft Ltd O/S XP/Vista/7/8
Price Free (paid upgrade available) Requirements None
Version 11.5.198 ...history File Size 1688 Kb
Last updated Dec 18, 2014

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User Reviews

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

Latest user reviews:

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. showShow 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 ? showShow review details
Excellent software 5 stars by desertjon Mar 05, 2012 (Read all my 18 reviews)
Excellent software..One of the best and wont slow your system down. Installs at only 37MB. Put the new version 10 on your shortlist which will be released very soon. It is in Beta right now and available for download on the Lavasoft website..but use at your own risk because it is still Beta and some users have complained it has disabled their antivirus software. When version 10 is final and ready to will not need another antivirus program because Ad Aware comes complete with everything you'll need. Excellent company and track record in my book. showShow review details
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