Ad-Aware is designed to provide advanced protection from known Data-mining, aggressive advertising, Parasites, Scumware, selected traditional Trojans, Dialers, Malware, Browser hijackers, and tracking components.
Ad-Aware Free is available for personal home use only. Commercial use is prohibited.
Reviewing 10.5.1.4369 (Mar 1, 2013)
There is a totally new interface & engine, the new AV module is actually from Vipre & the program runs well with little slowdown or bloat.
The problem is Ad-Aware was years ago great but recently was dreadful, bloated & very resource hungry so it's going to take time for it to regain any sort of reputation esp with past users. - The pay version isn't expensive - Time will tell but looking much better - Worth a try now.
Reviewing 10.5.0.4339 (Feb 19, 2013)
I remember the anti-spyware version of this program falling out of favour a few years ago, when it did indeed become very resource - hungry. It's now a full Antivirus & Antispyware package and very light on the system wherever I've used it.
Best of all, the Antivirus comparison sites list it up there among the top handful for the level of protection it gives.
Reviewing 10.4.49.4168 (Feb 14, 2013)
this program is crap, it absolutely destroys any resource positives you might have on your system. boooo
Reviewing 10.4.49.4168 (Dec 22, 2012)
it will take a million neg votes to take this junk down
Reviewing 10.4.49.4168 (Dec 18, 2012)
Another piece of software that used to rank at the Top of malware fighters, then they decided to add a bunch of unnecessary crap to it. Like spybot s&d it is no longer worth the down load.
malwarebytes blocking ads?