Ad-Aware Pro Review and License key Giveaway

With the increasing amount of threats on the internet, cybercrime, and increasing number of viruses, spyware, keyloggers and malware, it is important to protect your PC with good security software.

Ad-Aware Pro is a comprehensive security software solution to protect your PC from these types of threats. It features complete malware protection including anti-virus, anti-spyware, real-time protection, and automatic updates.


Here is a quick run-down of Ad-aware Pro’s features

  • Complete Malware Protection, including Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware
  • Ad-Watch Live! Expert Real-time Protection
  • Genocode Detection Technology
  • Behavior-Based Heuristics Detection
  • Expert Level Rootkit Removal System
  • The Neutralizer Malware Removal Tool
  • Do Not Disturb Mode
  • Toolbox
  • Including Process Watch, AutoStart Manager, Hosts File Editor, and ThreatWork
  • Network Drive Scanning
  • Automatic Pulse Updates & Free Technical Support

Now let’s go a little more in-depth about the programs features:

Ad-Aware Pro Main Screen

The main screen of Ad-Aware Pro is laid out in a simple, easy-to-use format. From the main screen, you can use the Web Update feature to ensure you have the latest updates and definitions; it also displays the status of updates below the Web Update Icon. It will let you know if new definitions and/or updates are available and will also let you know if Ad-Aware Pro is up-to-date.

Also on the main screen, you have the Scan System Icon. Use this icon to perform system scans. You can perform smart scans as well as full scans. A Smart scan scans only critical sections of your system while full scans are more thorough and scans your entire system. Once the scan is completed, The Scan Summary screen shows information about the scan that you have performed. On this screen you are presented with recommended actions to perform if threats are found, or you can manually decide how you would like to handle the threats.

Scan Mode Screen

Scan Summary Screen

Finally on the main screen you have the Ad-Watch Live! icon. Ad-Watch Live! provides Real-Time protection of your system. Ad-Watch Live! has four separate modules of protection: Files, Processes, Registry, and Network. Malicious files, malicious processes and blacklisted IPaddresses are automatically blocked. An Ad-Watch Live! notification window will inform you that it was blocked. When a suspicious file, process, or registry change is detected an Ad-Watch Live! notification window will appear in the notification area of your taskbar, giving you the choice to allow or block that particular process or registry change or addition.

 Ad-Watch Live! Real-Time Protection Screen

In addition to the Simple Mode layout, you can switch to the Advanced Mode layout to customize all the settings.

Ad-Aware Pro also features TrackSweep. Ad-Aware’s TrackSweep feature is a privacy tool that allows you to remove all traces of your Internet browsing from your system. By checking the boxes next to the items of your choice and clicking “Sweep Now”, the tracks left behind when you surf the Internet will be cleaned from Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera web browsers.

TrackSweep Screen

Another addition to Ad-Aware Pro is the Toolbox. These tools are stand-alone applications that add extra functionality to Ad-Aware. Included in the Toolbox are:

Toolbox Screen

Process Watch – Process Watch is a powerful process viewer and manager. It is a stand-alone tool that allows you to browse and terminate running processes and their associated modules.

Host File Editor – The Hosts File Editor allows you to block advertisement sites, reverse browser hijackentries, create navigation shortcuts, assist with parental controls, and make other exceptions to regular Internet navigation.

AutoStart Manager – The AutoStart Manager is a powerful tool that lets you choose what programs and services are allowed to start automatically when Windows loads.

ThreatWork Alliance – The Lavasoft ThreatWork Alliance gives you direct access to submit suspicious files for analysis via an alliance of global anti-malware security volunteers, protecting personal computers and business networks worldwide.


Thanks to Lavasoft, we are giving away 25 license keys of Ad-Aware Pro 1 year license to readers of Avinashtech. Just follow the simple rules below to enter in this draw.

  1. Subscribe to Avinashtech by entering your email address in the subscribe box on right sidebar of the blog or by clicking this link. Do remember to verify your email address when you get the verification email from Feedburner.
  2. Like the Facebook Fan Page of Avinashtech (If you don’t have a Facebook account you can skip this).
  3. Leave a comment below telling us why you need it. (Avoid using twitter, Facebook login to comment as I wont be able to get your email address to send you a email in case you win).
  4. Share this on Twitter, Facebook. (If you have an account there).

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  1. Great review Jeremy 🙂
    Shared it on Twitter.

    Don’t count me in though, I still have a year’s license for Kaspersky so I won’t be shifting to Adaware

  2. Wow anther cool giveaway!
    I never use any paid version of security software before and currently I am using Avira free it is a good piece of anti-virus too but I need a good real-time active AIO protection to protect me from cyber threat and all sort of malwares during my online session.

    Thank again for this giveaway and please count me n too! 🙂

  3. Adaware Pro is one of the best anti spyware software in the market. I usually use its free version and i will be too be to be fully protected in real time with its pro version. Thank you for counting me in avinash. Great giveaway

  4. I’ve read a few articles in the past few weeks where ad-aware has been given a hard time but IMHO ad-aware is very good product, with 2 scanning engines you have two chances of catching malware.

  5. Ad-aware pro always is number one security software of the greatest spyware ,adaware software. I decided to try out this real-time security software in order to remove a annoying rootkit, keylogger, spyware, malware, trojan, viruse and scareware. That was messing up my pc ability to detect. It also integrates a nice browser temp, cookie, history file cleaning module for my have to play the internet safely. I like few other nice features include to behavioural blocking for zero day exploits (HIPS), privacy, identity protection for safe financial transaction and low RAM memory consumption my pc. Thank you and Happy Anniversary to avinashtech.!/numpayak/status/143590645267832833

  6. I need this software since I want a complete and professional security suite, not just a free antivirus, as I currently have.

  7. ad-aware pro is a complete security software which also includes some of the much needed utilities to keep your pc clean. I think such a giveaway can solve both my problems.

  8. ad-aware is a complete security solution for pc,which also includes some of the essential clean up utilities. this can solve my entire problems.

  9. I need because Ad-Aware Pro has great protection against adware and virus, and hoping to get a license key.


  10. Hey thanks for another giveaway. But I thinbk I will pass on this one. I have my reasons and I will keep them to myself. Please Try to get a give away for NIS and KIS. Those are the good Guys

  11. Nice giveaway and price. I got free version of Ad-Aware Internet Security installed and it’s great! So it would be really nice to win Pro version and get some extra protection! Please count me in!

  12. Ad-Aware Pro Internet Security gives you the right to protect the safety and privacyonline - so you can use the Internet when and wherever you want. This is a programthat contains two engines: VIPRE and your own.

    Ad-Aware provides opportunities such as:

    - Shopping on the Internet, access to bank accounts, etc. ..
    Ad-Aware actively protect you against the latest cyber threats, including viruses,spyware, programs that steal passwords, keyloggers and Trojans.

    - Maintaining safety on social networking sites
    Ad-Ware stores your passwords and personal information in a secure manner.

    - Download photos, music and other files without worrying
    Guard unit is suspicious files on the network and the potential risks and prevents theexecution of the malicious attack on your computer.

    – Control privacy
    Removing traces in web browsers with one click.

    – Increase the performance of your computer
    The protection of resources, optimization of scanning modules makes it to be savedmemory.Sorry for my English, I use Google Translator.!/ReviewsAntiviru/status/144083743840288768

  13. Hi I would love the pro version. I would really get a lot of use out of it.
    Thanks for setting up the give-away – please count me in the draw!

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