Made by cybersecurity firm Lavasoft (formerly commonly referred to as Ad-Aware) Adaware is a security program that aims to fight the various types of rogue apps and privacy invasions that many users aren’t even aware. It includes programs that alter your browsing habits, programs that hijack your browser’s start page and applications that display annoying advertising at the most unsettling times. This free software also provides a host of extra features to increase security and ensure that your device is running efficiently.
Adaware detected most of the malware that we tossed at it. It did have trouble removing some, however. The program comes with a few useful extras, such as privacy monitors and a registry scanner. It also comes with an advanced file shredder, network monitoring, and the privacy watch. It is worth noting, however, that adaware does not offer the same level of security as some of the top antivirus tools in the market.
The last time adaware participated in AV-Test lab tests, it was able to block only ninety five. 4percent of the 0-day risks and 97% of known threats. They’re not bad however they’re not even anywhere near the top security suites.
Adware users who want to work better, should consider alternatives. We suggest Kaspersky, Bitdefender and others due to their reliability in real-world tests. Some users may be disappointed that only customers of the Pro and Total plans have access to technical and customer support via the internet. On its website, the company offers a variety information and frequently asked questions.