Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware software was recently reviewed in Virus Bulletin’s April comparative test.


PC World recently published its list of the greatest free downloads and services, and named Lavasoft’s own Ad-Aware as one of its top 10 classic products of all-time, alongside the likes of OpenOffice, Evite, and other user favorites.

Thanks to PC World for spotlighting Lavasoft’s long experience in online security (after all, we are the original anti-spyware company) – and our commitment to providing Ad-Aware Free completely free of charge for computer users around the world, no strings attached!


Ad-Aware 8.2 Update

by Erin on February 19th, 2010 in Support, Lavasoft Products.

Following this week’s release of version 8.2 of Ad-Aware, Lavasoft became aware of an issue with scanning that affected a limited number of our Ad-Aware users. This has only affected users of Windows XP (Home and Professional).

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or concern this may have caused.  Lavasoft’s developers prioritized this issue in order to promptly resolve it, and a software update to fix the issue has now been released. In order to resolve the issue, please update Ad-Aware by clicking “Web Update.”


Today, we updated our anti-malware software, bringing you new features that will give a boost to your security whether you use Ad-Aware Free, Ad-Aware Plus, or Ad-Aware Pro.


An important notice for any users of Ad-Aware 2008 –

As of January 31, 2010, technical support and Definitions File threat updates will be discontinued for Ad-Aware 2008.

To stay safe online, make sure to use the current version of Ad-Aware. You can see which version you’re using through Ad-Aware’s interface – just click the ‘About’ button.

Current version:

Ad-Aware 2008:

If you use Ad-Aware 2008, please download and install the latest version of Ad-Aware (version 8.1.4) in order to stay protected from online threats. Here’s how to upgrade:

  • For those with an Ad-Aware 2008 license -

You are eligible to download and install the latest version of Ad-Aware free of charge through the Lavasoft Support Center. If you need a new license, please visit our Ad-Aware product pages.

  • For those using Ad-Aware 2008 Free -

You can download and install the latest version of Ad-Aware Free here.
(Your 2008 version will be replaced during the installation process.)


The results of the Softonic awards – where users pick the best software in 2009 across different categories and platforms – are in. And, the win in the 'Best Anti-Spyware’ category … for its 'advanced protection against all sorts of malware'…goes to…

Ad-Aware!


What's New in Ad-Aware?

by Erin on November 16th, 2009 in Lavasoft Products.

You may have seen our blog post last week giving you a look at the new Ad-Aware Game Edition, the spin-off of Ad-Aware that provides protection to gamers as they play.

Did you know that we also have a video tutorial available on the latest version of Ad-Aware? Have a look below to get a good, brief overview of Ad-Aware Internet Security.



It’s an exciting day for us here at Lavasoft. And, we think it will be for gamers around the world once they get wind of this news: Lavasoft has just launched a new version of our flagship security software – a spin-off of Ad-Aware that’s aimed specifically at online gamers and entertainment fans, providing protection as you play.


October saw Ad-Aware reach another milestone in its history with the launch of Ad-Aware in Swedish!

It has long confused people that a company based in Sweden has a flagship product which doesn’t speak the company’s native tongue, but the truth be known, many in the Lavasoft family do not speak Swedish either! As a truly global company, we have around 15 nationalities represented in our headquarters, based in Gothenburg, so English has always been the company language.


Since its public release on October 22, there’s been quite a bit of talk on Windows 7, and whether or not you should upgrade now to the new operating system. And, you’ve more than likely had your fill on news on this for the time being. We have, though, received some questions in from users on our Ad-Aware software’s compatibility, so we’d like to take a moment to address this, and let you know that - yes - here at Lavasoft, we’re ready!


The wait is over: the new version of Ad-Aware is now available!