Adaware, a product of cybersecurity company Lavasoft, (formerly known as Ad-Aware), is designed to stop the kinds of malicious apps and privacy invasions of which many consumers are unaware. Adaware is a suite of programs that monitor your browsing patterns, courses that alter the browser start page and apps that display annoying advertisements at the worst times. This free program offers a number of features that can increase your device’s security and ensure that it runs smoothly.
In our tests, adaware was able to detect most of the malware we threw at it. However, it had trouble getting rid of certain malware. The program does have numerous useful extras like a privacy monitor, an registry scanner, a file shredder, and advanced network monitoring. It’s worth noting, however, that adaware can’t offer as much protection as some of the most popular antivirus programs 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, but they certainly don’t come close to what the top security suites accomplish.
Adaware users seeking better performance should look into alternatives. We would recommend Kaspersky and Bitdefender, which are renowned for their reliable performance in real-world tests. Some users may be disappointed that only customers of the Pro and Total plans have access to online technical and customer support. On its website, the company offers many information as well as frequently asked questions.