Ad-Aware Free Antivirus +

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.8

Free compact antivirus tool to protect your PC from all spyware and malware
4.1  (9 votes)
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Ad-Aware’s free antivirus tool is an excellent opportunity to benefit from the technology of one of the most highly regarded antivirus specialists for free. Complete with real-time, download, and browsing protection, Free Antivirus+ is a basic yet highly efficient anti-malware tool for everyone, in direct competition with other state-of-the-art antivirus companies (such as Kaspersky, Baidu, Panda, and McAfee).

Checking your computer for malicious software programs and other security threats, and getting rid of whatever suspicious objects the program may have detected is surely a big chunk of the solution. But keeping your computer monitored in real time, protected against any new threats coming via your browser, any external storage device, or even your e-mail attachments is probably the lion’s share of any sensible security policy. And that is precisely what Ad-Aware’s free antivirus offers you – all-time protection for your PC in real time at no cost. Suspicious files and processes are automatically blocked and quarantined, and any attempt to change your registry is immediately reported.

This tool comes with an extensive antivirus database that updates automatically whenever needed, so that your computer is always protected against the newest threats. Ad-Aware “Legendary Antispyware” teams up with this fast antivirus to keep cyber spies and cybercriminals away from your most sensitive information. When it comes to downloaded files, Free Antivirus+ will check any document or executable file for cyber threats way before they’re even downloaded, let alone being executed. This way you can be sure that no contaminated file touches your hard drives. Malware can also be safely analyzed in a virtual environment thanks to the program’s emulation technology. This Malware Sandbox Emulator works in the background and in a leak-proof virtual environment, so that malware can be thoroughly tested in seconds without running the risk of infection.

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ can be complemented with a plethora of other protection tools and anti-malware features available in the various commercial versions of the program. However, if it is free real-time antivirus protection that you are looking for, this no-cost alternative will surely fit most of your security needs.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary


  • Nice and clear interface.
  • Thorough scan routines with detailed reports.
  • Large antivirus database.
  • High detection rate.
  • Allows you to integrate tools from other versions into the same interface


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