Adaware, a product from cybersecurity firm Lavasoft, (formerly known as Ad-Aware), is designed to protect users from malware and privacy infringements that many users are unaware. Adaware is a suite of programs that monitor your browsing habits, courses that hijack the start page of your browser, and apps that display irritating advertisements at the most inconvenient times. This program is free and comes with many options that will increase your device’s security and ensure it runs smoothly.
In our tests, adaware was able to detect the majority of malware we threw at it. However, it was unable to assist in getting rid of certain malware. The program comes with a few useful extras, like a privacy monitor and registry scanner. It also includes a file shredder, advanced network monitoring, as well as a privacy watch. It’s worth noting, however, that adaware can’t provide as much protection as the top antivirus tools in the market.
Adaware’s most recent participation in AV Test tests in the lab resulted in a blockage of only 95. The threat rate was 4% for 0-day threats and 97% of known risks. These aren’t awful scores, but they certainly don’t come close to what the most powerful security suites do.
Adware users who want to perform better, should look at alternatives. We recommend Kaspersky, Bitdefender and others due to their reliability in real-world tests. Also, only Pro and Total plan users get access to online technical and customer support, which can be a bit disappointing for certain users. On its website, the company has numerous information and frequently asked questions.