Made by cybersecurity firm Lavasoft (formerly also known as Ad-Aware), adaware aims to fight the various types of rogue programs and privacy invasions that many users aren’t aware of. Adaware includes programs that track your browsing habits, programs that hijack the browser’s homepage and apps that display irritating advertising at the worst times. This free application also comes with numerous additional security features that will help you stay safe and ensure that your device is running efficiently.
Adaware identified the majority of malware we threw its way. However, it had a difficult time removing certain malware. The program comes with a few useful extras, like a privacy monitor and registry scanner. It also includes an advanced file shredder, monitoring of networks, and a privacy monitor. Adaware isn’t as much protection as the leading antivirus software.
The last time adaware participated in the AV-Test lab tests, it managed to block only ninety-five. 4.4% of threats that are not a day old and 97% of known risks. They’re not bad but they’re far from being close to the best security suites.
People who want adsware to perform better should think about alternatives. We suggest Kaspersky, Bitdefender and others due to their reliability in real-world testing. Some users may be disappointed that only customers of the Pro and Total plans have access to online technical and customer support. The company does offer various information and frequently asked questions on its website, though.