Adaware, which is a product of cybersecurity company Lavasoft, (formerly known as Ad-Aware) is designed to protect users from rogue apps and privacy invasions of which many consumers are not aware. Adaware is a suite of programs that monitor your browsing patterns, courses that alter the start page of your browser, and applications that display annoying advertisements at the worst times. This free application also comes with many additional features to improve security and ensure your device runs efficiently.
In our tests, adaware was able to recognize the majority of the malware we put at it. However, it was unable to assist in getting rid of certain malware. The program comes with a number of helpful extras like a privacy monitoring tool, an registry scanner, a file shredder and advanced network monitoring. It’s worth noting however, that adaware does not offer the same level of security as some of the industry’s leading antivirus tools.
The last time adaware participated in the AV-Test lab tests, it managed to block only ninety-five. 4percent of threats that are 0-day and 97% of known risks. These aren’t bad scores, but they certainly aren’t as good as the top security suites do.
Adaware users seeking better performance should look into alternatives. We recommend Kaspersky and Bitdefender as they are known for their reliability and performance in real-world tests. Some users might be disappointed to learn that only customers of the Pro and Total plans have access to technical and customer support via the internet. The company does offer numerous information and Frequently Asked Questions on its website, but.