Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ Alternatives

    Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ is described as 'combines the legendary Anti-spyware engine with a super fast, free Antivirus' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, Linux and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Microsoft Defender, which is free. Other great apps like Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ are Avast Free Antivirus (Free Personal), Clam AntiVirus (Free, Open Source), Avira Antivirus (Freemium) and Kaspersky AntiVirus (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 18, 2021

    1. Microsoft Defender is built into Windows to help guard your PC against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software in real time.
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    2. Avast Free Antivirus a the free for non-commercial and home usage antivirus solution from AVAST Software. The program features intuitive, advanced and customizable scanning methods along with other modules dedicated to computer safety.


    3. Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways.
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    4. Avira Free Antivirus offers basic protection for your computer against dangerous viruses, worms, spy-ware, trojans and costly dialers. Premium version includes MailGuard (POP3 and SMTP) and WebGuard for safe surfing.
    5. Kaspersky AntiVirus offers protection from a range of IT threats and provides the basic tools needed to keep your PC secure. Premium features include: Parental Control, Online Payment Protection and Secure Connection (VPN).
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    6. ESET NOD32 Antivirus is an innovative host-based intrusion prevention system that offers a comprehensive scanning solution. Most importantly, it will not slow down your PC, it's easy to use, and easy to install.
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      • Linux
      ClamTk is a graphical front-end for ClamAV, an open source antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats. It is designed to be an easy-to-use, lightweight, on-demand antivirus scanner for Linux systems.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
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      [Please note that ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware.] ClamWin Free Antivirus comes with an easy installer and open source code.
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    7. AVG AntiVirus Free provides basic antivirus and antispyware protection for home users. Virus database updated every day. Includes innovative LinkScanner for web-protection.
      • Windows
      HitmanPro (formerly Hitman Pro) is an on-demand malware scanner and removal tool. It will usually do a full-system scan significantly faster than other (traditional) solutions due to its cloud-based scan technique.
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