Ad-Aware Alternatives

    Ad-Aware is described as '[The Ad-Aware antimalware program has been replaced by Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ ]' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Ad-Aware for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, which is free. Other great apps like Ad-Aware are Spybot - Search & Destroy (Freemium), AdwCleaner (Free), SUPERAntiSpyware (Freemium) and Emsisoft Emergency Kit (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Oct 12, 2020

    1. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is considered to be the next step in the detection and removal of malware. In our product we have compiled a number of new technologies that are designed to quickly detect, destroy, and prevent malware.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
      • Symbian S60
      • PortableApps.com
      Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications.
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    2. AdwCleaner is an easy-to-use OS security utility that allows you to get rid of adware on your computer in seconds, by quickly scanning the system.
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    3. SUPERAntiSpyware is a software application which can detect and remove spyware, adware, malware, trojans, rogue software, worms, rootkits, parasites and other potentially harmful software applications, as well as restore modified system settings.
    4. The Emsisoft Emergency Kit contains a collection of programs that can be used without a software installation to scan and clean infected computers for malware.
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    5. Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool is a free software intended to disinfect infected computers, removing viruses, Trojans, and spyware, as well as any other types of malware.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      RogueKiller is an anti-malware program written in C++ and able to detect and remove generic malwares and some advanced threats such as rootkits, rogues, worms...
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      Do you have anti-virus software installed on your computer, but still worry about its effectiveness? Run Dr.Web CureIt!® (no need to install it) to quickly scan your computer and cure it of any malicious objects. How will I find out if my computer has been infected?
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    6. Winpooch is a watchdog for Windows (2000, XP, 2003, but only 32-bits). It detects modifications in your system, so as to detect a trojan or a spyware installation. It also includes a real-time anti-virus.

      Discontinued

      As of 2008-06-13, this project is no longer under active development. Winpooch can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    7. ESET Online Scanner is a user-friendly, free and powerful tool which you can use to detect and remove malware from any Windows PC using only your web browser—no installed security software necessary.
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