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adaware antivirus free

Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ combines Bitdefender’s advanced scanning technology with antispyware to provide you with top-of-the-line antivirus protection without system slowdowns.

Pros

Employs a trusted engine: Ad-Aware version 11 uses Bitdefender’s highly rated antivirus engine alongside its trusted antispyware platform. If you already have a trusted antivirus app installed, Ad-Aware can be added as a second layer of security.

Light on memory: Ad-Aware goes easy on your system resources — you can perform an active virus scan while surfing the Web.

Dependable detection: Ad-Aware’s false-positive results are low, according to independent testers AV-Comparatives and AV-Test.

Remains out of sight: The antivirus suite stays mostly out of your way during daily use, with minor notifications here and there to alert you of suspicious activity. Game mode temporarily turns of all notifications so you can play without interruption.

Cons

Lower real-world performance: AV-Comparatives’ preliminary tests found that Lavasoft’s protection rate has recently slipped in ranking. Due to its nonproprietary detection engine, Ad-Aware is always a little behind on the latest exploits.

Requires additional activation: Ad-Aware will work for the first 30 days but then requires activation via email. It’s an extra step and the minor cost for using a free product.

Bottom Line

With a slim interface built on top of a powerful scanner, Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ provides robust protection with minimal system impact. The extra activation step is annoying, but for such great free protection, it is a small price to pay. While the suite can leave your system vulnerable to first-day exploits, they are rare, and Ad-Aware is more than capable to protect you in daily usage.

Publisher’s Description

From adaware: Introducing our best antivirus yet: it’s sleeker, faster and lighter so you can get back to what truly matters to you — connecting with friends, checking email and watching videos. Our award-winning malicious file scanner stops viruses, spyware, malware and any other cyber-threat dead in their tracks, before they have a chance to damage your PC.

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absolute. frikkin. rubbish. spyware

2017-04-28 16:37:13 | By AndrePl8

| Version: adaware antivirus free 12.0.636.11167

Doesnt do anything. once installed its absolutely impossible to uninstall fully. I eventually managed to delete most of the files but now if I right click on any drive it automatically tries to re-install itself. every. single. frikkin. time. no with the latest update windows OS it seems to have recovered some of the files because it progresses further than it previously did. jeezis help!

What do you expect for Free. Something better.

2017-04-13 12:59:54 | By nakamuradavid

| Version: adaware antivirus free 12.0.636.11167

Free? With Ads to Upgrade

“Pros Employs a trusted engine: Ad-Aware version 11 uses Bitdefender’s highly rated antivirus engine alongside its trusted antispyware platform. If you already have a trusted antivirus app installed, Ad-Aware can be added as a second layer of security.

Light on memory: Ad-Aware goes easy on your system resources — you can perform an active virus scan while surfing the Web.”

Not really; was sucking up Resources (CPU 100%, Memory 100%). Control Alt Delete, Performance Tab; And “Run” cmd netstat shows Bitdefender sucking up lots of network (Internet) Bandwidth; 4 lines of Bitdefender. Also got attacked thru Ad-Aware; had to do a complete real clean install, including clearing all memory (removal of BIOS/CMOS battery) prior to booting from DVD, then Format C. after I previously did an Install without removal of the BIOS/CMOS battery.

Previous versions of Ad-aware were much better. Newer is not always better, nor the best. In the Computer World Newer means full of “bugs”, “flaws”, or maybe a Beta (Test) Version.

Annoying pop ups, doesn t update properly

2017-03-21 05:24:08 | By dexteriot

| Version: adaware antivirus free 12.0.636.11167

free, have been a happy user until version 12.

didnt want to install v 12 it but version 11 had annoying frequent pop ups so had to go for it. couldn’t update it no matter how many times i tried and despite seeking support from the creators. uninstalled 11 and tried to make a new install of 12 still doesnt work, installer freezes

Annoyware with update pop-up every hour!

2017-03-15 13:20:29 | By pgmanager100

| Version: adaware antivirus free 12.0.636.11167

Invisible when operating.

I just updated Ad-Aware Free but keep on getting update pop-up every two hours. Absolutely annoying! I will remove all Ad-Aware and go for another product.

Keep getting update prompts for previous version

2017-03-09 06:59:47 | By CatherineMcClarey

| Version: adaware antivirus free 12.0.636.11167

Useful 2nd line of defense in conjunction with other security software; have used previous versions for several years.

Kept getting update prompts (with “protection not activated” warnings) for Ad Aware 11 after uninstall of version 11 and install of Ad Aware 12. Uninstalling Ad Aware 12 and rebooting didn’t get rid of the Ad Aware 11 update prompts, and IoBit’s Uninstaller doesn’t show Ad Aware remnants to uninstall. Perhaps this doesn’t make Ad Aware malware itself, but it certainly makes it “annoyware”!

Does its job, but not noticeably better than the competition, and the previous-version update prompts are a real nuisance. Best to stick with other security software, at least until the previous-version-update-prompt issue gets fixed.

It does a good gob

2016-12-19 11:44:03 | By Harold Marcum

| Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.12.945.920

Does not slow my system down.

None it gets the job done.

Used this program for years and very happy with it

2016-12-11 01:50:33 | By standenca

| Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.12.945.920

Leave and runs but can do a check on a file as well.

Non that I can find

Excellent program, I don’t normally do reviews and certainly don’t put in false info.

Not using their products any longer

October 20, 2016

| Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.12.945.920

it works as it should. Their company has been around a long time and was reliable.

You can’t move the links folder without it re-installing. After many emails with their support team I’m of the opinion that they do not comprehend simple english grammer. They do not explain why this happens or if a fix is in the works. The impression I got is that their name on the folders is more important to them for us to see than for us to have a clean desktop or program folder.

I’ve told them I will no longer use their products on any of my computers.

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