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Ad-Aware Alternatives

Ad-Aware is described as '[The Ad-Aware antimalware program has been replaced by Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+: Adaware Antivirus ]' and is a Anti-Malware app in the security & privacy category.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, AdwCleaner, SUPERAntiSpyware and Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool.

Ad-Aware alternatives are mainly Anti-Malware Apps but may also be Anti-Virus Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Ad-Aware.
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  1. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware icon

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire

    Malwarebytes Premium is smarter, faster, and lighter than ever before. Go beyond antivirus and stop worrying about online threats.

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  2. Spybot - Search & Destroy icon

    Spybot - Search & Destroy

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableSpybot - Search & Destroy can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. AdwCleaner icon

    AdwCleaner

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableAdwCleaner can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  4. SUPERAntiSpyware icon

    SUPERAntiSpyware

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableSUPERAntiSpyware can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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.

    ⚫︎ PortableKaspersky Virus Removal Tool can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  6. Emsisoft Emergency Kit icon

    Emsisoft Emergency Kit

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableEmsisoft Emergency Kit can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  7. RogueKiller icon

    RogueKiller

    • 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...

    ⚫︎ PortableRogueKiller can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ LightweightRogueKiller consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  8. Winpooch Watchdog icon

    Winpooch Watchdog

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

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    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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  9. Dr.Web CureIt! icon

    Dr.Web CureIt!

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    Do you have anti-virus software installed on your computer, but still worry about its effectiveness?

    ⚫︎ PortableDr.Web CureIt! can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  10. F-Secure Anti-Virus icon

    F-Secure Anti-Virus

    • Mac
    • Windows

    F-Secure Anti-Virus provides advanced protection against viruses, spyware intrusions and infected e-mail so you can surf the Web without worrying about security issues. Its automatic updates and powerful DeepGuard 2.

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