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How to upgrade Ad-Aware

At Lavasoft, we believe that every computer user must have the power to control their individual privacy and security when they use the Internet. That is why we offer Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+, a proactive malware removal tool that allows users to combat today’s toughest cyber threats. Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ features real-time anti-malware protection, rootkit protection, and community-driven initiatives to ensure that you have the power to protect yourself online.

Ad-Aware Personal Security is a paid upgrade of our Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ version and builds upon the malware protection offered in our free product. Ad-Aware Personal Security adds a powerful web-filter that protects users against phishing attacks and online scams.

Ad-Aware Pro Security is a paid upgrade of our Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ version and provides a line-of-defense against the most extreme forms of malware and cyber threats. It adds a powerful two-way firewall, an email protection engine, advanced web protection as well as our most advanced detection and threat blocking algorithms.

Ad-Aware Total Security is a paid upgrade of our Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ version which above all adds a parental control feature to filter out all bad content.

To take advantage of using the full functionality of the product, we suggest that you upgrade the program. All you have to do is buy an upgrade key from Lavasoft:

  1. On the left menu, click Home.
  2. With the Home screen displayed, click Install next to any unavailable feature.
  3. With the message box displayed, click Install. A web page will be opened in your web browser where you can purchase an upgrade license.

If you have Ad-Aware Pro Security and want to upgrade it to Ad-Aware Total Security, with the Web Protection screen, click Install next to Parental Control.

Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ Upgrade to Ad-Aware Personal Security Upgrade to Ad-Aware Pro Security Upgrade to Ad-Aware Total Security
Scan Computer + + + +
Application Management + + + +
Real-Time Protection + + + +
Gaming Mode + + + +
Web Protection + + +
Email Protection + +
Network Protection + +
Ignored Notifications +
Parental Control +

Applies to: Ad-Aware 11

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