Ad-Aware Antivirus

by Inspector on November 10, 2013

in Security, Privacy

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ is combination of Antivirus and Anti-spyware from lavasoft that features a fast antivirus, legendary anti-spyware, real-time system protection, download protection, safe web browsing, anti-malware protection and gaming mode. It blocks or suspends malicious processes and infected files before they try to start or connect to your system. It also features ‘Malware Sandbox Emulator’; an emulation technology that helps protecting users from unidentified or new variants of malwares.


Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + provides core protection against internet threats, featuring real-time antivirus and anti-spyware engines, complete anti-malware protection, rootkit protection and web filters for safe browsing. It gives you the power to protect yourself online.

Plus Points

  • Superfast antivirus including two engines made to work together. Won’t slow down PC.
  • Automatic updates several times a day.
  • It automatically scans every downloaded file before it is launched.
  • Email Protection supports various email clients such as Outlook 2000+, Outlook Express 5.0+, Windows Mail, SMTP/POP3 including Thunderbird, IncrediMail and Eudora.
  • Continuously monitors network and/or system activities and block malicious intrusions.
  • Malware Sandbox Emulator to protect users from unidentified or new variants of malware.
  • Blocks or suspends malicious processes and infected files before they try to start or connect to your system.
  • Powered by Bitdefender’s core security engine.
  • Bundled, Ad-Aware’s security toolbar including a built in search (powered by Yahoo!), a Web profile indicating if a page is safe to visit and a toolbar remover (Toolbar Cleaner).
  • Clean interface – all the functions can be turned on or off from first screen.
  • Scan computer section contains scan types, reports, quarantined files, exclusion rules, definition files – all in one place.
  • Anti-Phishing feature that prevents you from going to malicious websites.
  • You can define email protection level.


Few users have reported that if you remove Ad-Aware Free Antivirus, its search toolbar is not removed and is hard to uninstall. This antivirus may also slow down system boot time a bit. Most useful features are not free. It may download updates of huge size.

Free version does not have shop and online banking safety, online scams protection, external storage scan, two-way firewall, advanced protection, real-time email protection, parental control, digital lock and file shredder.


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