Adaware, a product of cybersecurity provider Lavasoft, (formerly known as Ad-Aware), is designed to combat the types of privacy-related threats and rogue applications of which many consumers are unaware. Adaware consists of programs that track your browsing patterns, courses that alter the browser’s start page, and apps that display annoying ads at the most inappropriate times. This program is free and comes with a number of 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 put at it. However, it had trouble removing some, however. The program includes a few useful extras, such as privacy monitors and a registry scanner. It also includes an advanced file shredder, network monitoring, as well as a privacy monitor. It’s worth noting, however, that Adaware doesn’t offer as much protection as some of industry’s leading antivirus tools.
Adaware’s last participation in AV Test lab tests resulted in a blockage of only 95. 4% of 0-day risks and 97% known risks. These aren’t terrible scores, but they certainly aren’t as good as the most effective security suites can accomplish.
Anyone who wants adware to perform better should think about alternatives. We suggest Kaspersky, Bitdefender and others due to their reliability during real-world testing. Additionally, only Pro and Total plan users have access to online technical and customer support. This can be a bit disappointing to certain users. On its website, the company offers various information and frequently asked questions.