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You can skip this if you like and you're presented with a clean interface that's clearly divided into separate functions along the left-hand side, namely Home, Scan Computer, Real Time Protections, Web Protection, Network Protection, App Management.
Ad-Aware offers lots of scan options, making things very flexible for the user.
Most users will be familiar with Ad-Aware, the anti-spyware app that’s been around for over a decade.
In version 10, developers Lavasoft made the jump from anti-spyware to fully-fledged antivirus.
Lavasoft has been in the antivirus business for a while (since 1999), mainly providing premium products.
However, they also have a free antivirus program called Adaware Antivirus Free.
Using its state of the art real-time web protection engine, Web Companion blocks the latest virus threats before most antivirus companies even have a chance to detect, analyze and publish a fix, making Ad-Aware Web Companion a valuable addition to your overall security.
It keeps your passwords, payment and other personal information safe from hackers.There are 3 initial scan options, Quick, Full and Custom.The Custom option is particularly nice, allowing you to completely customize the scan with easy checkbox inclusions.Ad-Aware Free Antivirus looks clean and simple, taking advantage of the streamlined look of Windows 8.
Installation is fast although it does try to launch a scan upon start-up.Ad-Aware Free features real-time anti-malware protection, rootkit protection, and community-driven initiatives.