Ad-Aware has been around for ages and this is a major update. As it's free, it's worth comparing against your current anti-spyware suite
Platform: Windows 8 compatible, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows Vista, Windows XP
License: Free for personal use only
Number of downloads: 72133
There are a number of security applications that reside on our ‘most popular’ list for a reason. Not necessarily because they are immensely popular, but primarily as they’ve been available for a long time, so have become tried and tested technology.
The problem with security software is that it generally doesn’t appear to be doing anything, until we experience a problem with our system. At that stage, your security software has failed and it’s time to curse, move on and look for more reliable technology. However, if it doesn’t fail, why move across to new security software?
Ad-Aware Free is, as the name describes, free anti-virus & anti-spyware technology that has recently had a major revamp. The technology has been around for ages, which is why we suggest it’s one of those tried-and-tested AV suites that we can recommend to both new and existing Ad-Aware users.