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Ad-Aware Antivirus Free

Basic data

developer Lavasoft
Current  version 12.2
(Nov 10, 2017)
operating system Windows
category Security software
License proprietary , freeware
German speaking Yes

Ad-Aware [ ˌæd ə'weə (ɹ) ] is the brand name of a proprietary antivirus program from the Canadian company Lavasoft .

The business model is freemium . In addition to the freeware version called Ad-Aware Antivirus Free, there are two paid versions with an extended range of functions. Ad-Aware runs on all Windows versions from Windows 7. Even the freeware version contains a real-time scanner . Before installing the software, an existing anti-virus program should be removed from the computer.

In addition to the currently running processes, Ad-Aware also examines the registry , favorites and cookies in the web browser and all files in a specified directory in all variants .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Ad-Aware Antivirus Free. In: ComputerBase . Retrieved November 12, 2017 .
  2. Choose the level of protection that suits your needs. In: Retrieved November 12, 2017 .