Made by cybersecurity firm Lavasoft (formerly often known as Ad-Aware), adaware aims to fight the various types of rogue apps and privacy invasions that most users aren’t even aware of. Adaware is a suite of programs that monitor your browsing habits, courses that hijack the browser’s homepage and apps that display irritating advertisements at the most inconvenient times. This free program offers several features that can increase your device’s security and ensure that it runs smoothly.
Adaware identified the majority of malware that we threw its way. It had difficulty removing some, however. The program includes a few useful features, including privacy monitors and a registry scanner. It also comes with an advanced file shredder, network monitoring, as well as an privacy watch. Adaware isn’t the same level of protection as leading antivirus software.
The last time adaware participated in the AV-Test lab tests, it managed to block only ninety-five. 4% of 0-day risks and 97% of known threats. They’re not terrible however they do not compare to the most effective security suites can do.
Users who want adaware to perform better should think about the alternatives. We recommend Kaspersky and Bitdefender both of which are well-known for their reliability in real-world tests. Also only Pro and Total plan users have access to online technical and customer support, which may be a little disappointing for certain users. On its website, the company has various information and frequently asked questions.