How Fast Is Your Ad-Aware?

No one wants a slow-running PC. With the amount of time most of us spend online these days, being able to keep our computers running quickly and efficiently is a main concern. And, here at Lavasoft, we know that you're looking for faster, lighter products that keep you safe online but won't bog down your PC, so you can focus on what you want to online — from socializing to banking — without worrying about your security.

So, we'd like to take a moment to show you just how Ad-Aware is helping you speed into spring, as an efficient security product that's light on your resources, while still giving you the full protection you need to stay safe and secure online.

Our latest performance challenge shows that, by focusing on your core security needs, Ad-Aware provides advanced threat protection and is lighter and faster than previous versions — and that of many competitor products. Here's what the research found:

  • AVG takes more than 7 times longer to perform a scan than Ad-Aware.
  • Ad-Aware uses 33% less memory during a scan than Microsoft Security Essentials.
  • Ad-Aware uses 435% less memory in real-time mode than PC Tools Internet Security.

Want to see the results for yourself? Take a look below!

Scan Speed (in seconds) Memory Used During Scan Memory Used with Real-Time Protection

For more information, take a look at the full Performance Comparison on

How does Ad-Aware stack up to the competition? Ad-Aware uses 33% less memory during a scan than Microsoft Security Essentials; AVG takes more than 7 times longer to perform a scan than Ad-Aware. Read more in our How Fast Is Your Ad-Aware? article.
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“This utility is simple to use and does an excellent job of detecting and killing spyware.”
- PC World article describing Ad-Aware — and naming it one of the 10 greatest free downloads and services of all-time.
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