Adaware, a product from cybersecurity firm Lavasoft, (formerly known as Ad-Aware), is designed to stop the kinds of malware and privacy infringements of which a lot of consumers are unaware. It includes programs that alter your browsing habits, courses that hijack your browser start web page and applications that display irritating advertisements at the most inconvenient times. This free application comes with various features that can increase your device’s security and ensure that it runs smoothly.
In our tests, adaware was able to detect the majority of malware we tossed at it. It had difficulty removing some malware, 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 a privacy monitor. It is worth noting, however, that Adaware doesn’t offer as much security as some of the most popular antivirus programs in the market.
Adaware’s most recent participation in AV Test lab tests resulted in the blocking of only 95. The 4% of risks that are 0-day and 97% known risks. These aren’t bad scores, but they’re not close to the best security suites.
Adaware users who want better performance should look into alternatives. We suggest Kaspersky and Bitdefender, which are renowned for their reliability in real-world tests. Some users might be disappointed to learn that only customers of the Pro and Total plans have access to online customer and technical support. The company does provide numerous information and frequently asked questions on its website, though.