Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ 11.1.5354.0
Windows XP SP2+/2003/Vista/2008/7 (32-Bit/64-Bit)
Ad-Aware Free features real-time anti-malware protection, rootkit protection, and community-driven initiatives to ensure that you have the power to protect yourself online.
Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ now includes the following features that were, up to now, reserved for our paid products:
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Reviewer: -Canvassi Review Date: 2014-01-01
Average Rating (44 Votes )
Pros: Does not slow down system very much (depending on which options you use). Toolbar was installed, even though I opted out, but was easy to remove.
Cons: Online installer and updater takes forever to finish! Very tricky to avoid installing the toolbar. Manual scans are very slow. Uses enormous amount of RAM, even without the toolbar and with only one (realtime protection) option enabled. Remains very, very heavy on RAM even when not running a manual scan. Limited options. Especially missed the option to exclude certain folders.
Other Thoughts: On average, it provides a good balance if you want something that does not slow down your system too much, yet provides fair protection.