Made by cybersecurity firm Lavasoft (formerly also known as Ad-Aware) Adaware’s mission is to fight the various types of rogue applications and privacy infringements that a lot next page of users aren’t even aware. Adaware is a suite of programs that monitor your browsing habits, courses that hijack the browser’s homepage and apps that display irritating ads at the most inappropriate times. The program is free and comes with an array of additional security features that will help you stay safe and ensure your device runs efficiently.
In our tests, adaware was able to identify the majority of the malware we put at it. However, it had a difficult time eliminating certain malware. The program does have a number of helpful extras such as a privacy watcher, an registry scanner, a file shredder and advanced monitoring of network. Adaware doesn’t offer as much protection as the top antivirus software.
Adaware’s participation in the AV Test lab tests resulted in a blockage of only 95. 4percent of threats that are 0-day and 97% of known threats. These aren’t bad scores, but they certainly don’t come close to what the best security suites can accomplish.
Adware users who want to perform better, should look at alternatives. We suggest Kaspersky, Bitdefender and others because they are known for their reliability and effectiveness in real-world testing. Additionally only Pro and Total plan users get access to online technical and customer support, which can be a bit disappointing to certain users. The company does provide a variety of information and frequently asked questions on its website, though.