Anti-spyware company Lavasoft  has released Ad-Aware 11, a comprehensive redesign of its award-winning anti-malware software. Ad-Aware 11 gives consumers peace of mind while using their computers at work or at play by protecting their private data and securing their computer against all forms of online threats including viruses, spyware and adware.
Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ 11 builds upon BitDefender’s multi-award winning antivirus  with Lavasoft’s anti-malware technology and expertise to deliver the best antivirus, both free and paid, on the market today.
“No other security product comes close in its effectiveness at preemptively blocking and detecting malicious software or cleaning malware-infested systems,” says Daniel Assouline, Lavasoft’s CEO. “With Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ 11, Lavasoft delivers the best free antivirus for all users as we approach the 500 million downloads mark this year.”
The combined power of two powerful yet lean technologies delivers results that are superior to security products that, until now, were considered the leading anti-virus solutions. Some highlights from detection and protection tests (full test results listed here , where you can see how Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ 11 delivers significantly better protection against all types of malware than all of its peers.) include:
- Best real-time protection against new threats – Ad-Aware 11 had the highest protection rate missing four times fewer samples than avast! and less half the threats than AVG did.
- Best on-demand (scan) protection – Ad-Aware 11 detected an impressive 99.35% of threats, missing five times fewer samples than avast! and less than 10x fewer samples than AVG.
- Eclipsed so-called “second line of defense” anti-malware programs such as MalwareBytes who failed to detect 55x more prevalent and recent threats than Ad-Aware 11
Ad-Aware 11 now sports a redesigned user interface, is compatible with Windows 8.1 (as well as previous versions) and provides many advanced security features. Products can be downloaded at the Lavasoft  website and at select partner sites, including CNET, Softonic and 01net.