Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ 11.5.198.7293

A reliable anti-virus and anti-spyware protection solution which helps users keep their computer at bay from all virtual threats
Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ - Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ will provide users with a reliable anti-virus and anti-spyware protection solution
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Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ provides two-way protection encased in an antivirus joined with an anti-spyware engine. This combination ensures a strong shield against Trojans, dialers, rootkits, bots and hijackers.

While the antivirus module performs detection and cleaning for most popular virus threats, the anti-spyware solution protects you from cyber-attacks, all the while preventing your data and finances from being stolen.

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ also blocks unsafe downloads, detects email threats, keeps passwords for social networks safe and monitors your network.

Quick installation and well-organized interface

It is important to keep your eyes peeled during the setup process, as it offers to download multiple third-party products. Moreover, it takes quite a while, as you are required to update your definition files.

The application presents a user-friendly interface that is simple to understand and explore. With a modern design, it encompasses navigation panel and another panel in which to display information and available options. As a result, all user categories can find their way around it with ease, including those less experienced.

Types of scans available

There are three methods one can use in order to perform a scan, namely a quick one, as well as a full or custom one. The first type of scan only browses your computer in its most critical parts (e.g. Windows system files), while the full one performs an in-depth analysis of all the local drives. The latter, as the name suggests it, enables you to customize the scan process, by choosing which locations to process.

As soon as the software finds a virus or any similar threat, you have the option of quarantining, removing, ignoring, or just leaving it alone. Scheduling scans is also possible and they can even be activated at Windows startup.

Create an exclusion list and enable real-time protection

Real-time protection can be enabled with just a click of the button, and it detects malware before it harms your computer. In addition to that, it is possible to take advantage of a “Gaming Mode” and thus disable all notifications, so as not to be bothered when you play something with your friends.

Multiple languages are supported and all settings can be restored to their default state, so that you can easily repair a mistake. It is possible to add items to an exclusion list and, although not very safe, you can enable the automatic process of downloading definitions.

Evaluation and conclusion

CPU and memory usage is quite high during the scanning process, yet this is to be expected from this type of product. The response time is quite good, the interface is intuitive and our tests did not register any issues such as freezes or hangs.

All things considered, Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ is a reliable choice if you require more than an antivirus product. By bundling an anti-spyware module, it provides multiple layers of security. Detection and removal are done smoothly, while the other components protect you silently, but efficiently.

Reviewed by , last updated on December 18th, 2014


our in-depth analysis
Editor's Review
VERY GOOD
file size:
1.8 MB
price:
FREE!
license type:
Ad-supported 
developed by:
Lavasoft
operating system(s):
Windows 2K / XP / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit
category:
C: \ Internet \ Popup / Ad / Spyware Blockers
download hub:
Cookies Cleaner ( + 3 others )
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What's New in version 11.3.6321.0
  • Bug and Stability fixes
  • New Antispam SDK
  • Active Virus Control (AVC) – Monitors processes’ behaviour, identifies all malware activities and stops all their negative effect on your PC.
  • New Security Pin Code (Protecting AA settings from being changed by anyone other than the main user.
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Application description

Every computer user, regardless of economic status or geographic location, must have the power to control their indivi...

Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:

  • Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
  • Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
  • Offers to download or install software or components (such as browser toolbars) that the program does not require to fully function

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