It is manufactured by cybersecurity provider Lavasoft (formerly commonly referred to as Ad-Aware), adaware aims to stop the types of malicious applications and privacy threats that a majority of users aren’t even aware. Adaware consists of programs that track your browsing habits, courses that hijack the browser start page and apps that display annoying advertising at the worst times. This free application comes with many features that increase your device’s security, and ensure it runs smoothly.
In our tests, adaware was able to recognize the majority of the malware we threw at it. However, it had a difficult time getting rid of some malware. The program has a few useful extras, such as privacy monitors and a registry scanner. It also includes a file shredder, advanced network monitoring, and a privacy watch. It is worth noting, however, that Adaware doesn’t provide as much protection as some of the top antivirus tools in the industry.
The last time adaware participated in AV-Test lab tests, it was able to block only ninety five. 4percent of threats that are 0-day and 97% of known threats. These aren’t terrible scores but they’re not near the top security suites.
Adaware users looking for better performance should look into alternatives. We suggest Kaspersky, Bitdefender and others due to their reliability during real-world testing. Some users may be disappointed to learn that only customers of the Pro and Total plans have access to online technical and customer support. The company does offer a variety of information and Frequently Asked Questions on its website.