Manufactured by cybersecurity provider Lavasoft (formerly commonly referred to as Ad-Aware) Adaware’s goal is to tackle the types of malicious applications and privacy invasions that most users aren’t even aware. Adaware is a suite of programs that monitor your browsing habits, courses that hijack the start page of your browser, and apps that display irritating advertisements at the worst times. This free program offers many features that increase your device’s security and ensure that it runs smoothly.
In our tests, adaware was able to identify the majority of the malware we tossed at it. However, it was unable to assist in eliminating certain malware. The program has a few useful extras, like a privacy monitor and registry scanner. It also comes with an advanced file shredder, monitoring of networks, and an privacy watch. Adaware doesn’t provide the same level of protection as most popular antivirus software.
The last time adaware took part in AV-Test lab tests, it was able to block only ninety five. 4.4% of threats that are not a day old and 97% of known threats. These aren’t bad numbers, but they’re not close to the best security suites.
Users who want adaware to perform better should consider alternatives. We suggest Kaspersky and Bitdefender that are known for their reliable performance in real-world tests. Some users might be disappointed to learn that only customers of the Pro and Total plans have access to technical and customer support via the internet. On its website, the company has numerous information and frequently asked questions.