It is manufactured by cybersecurity provider Lavasoft (formerly also known as Ad-Aware) Adaware’s mission is to stop the types of rogue programs and privacy invasions that many users aren’t even aware. Adaware includes programs that track your browsing habits, programs that hijack the browser start page and applications that show annoying ads at the most inappropriate times. This free software comes with many features that will boost your device’s security and ensure that it runs smoothly.
Adaware was able to detect the majority of malware that we tossed at it. However, it had difficulty getting rid of certain malware. The program has a few useful features, including a privacy monitor and registry scanner. It also comes with a file shredder, advanced network monitoring, as well as a privacy watch. It is worth noting, however, that Adaware doesn’t offer the same level useful content of protection as some of top antivirus tools in the market.
The last time adaware took part in AV-Test lab tests, it was able to block only ninety five. 4percent of the 0-day risks and 97% known risks. These aren’t bad scores however they’re not even far from the top security suites.
Adware users who want to work better, should consider alternatives. We recommend Kaspersky, Bitdefender and others because they are known for their reliability in real-world testing. Additionally only Pro and Total plan users have access to online technical and customer support, which can be a little disappointing for some users. On its website, the company has various information and frequently asked questions.