Adaware, a product of cybersecurity company Lavasoft, (formerly known as Ad-Aware) is designed to combat the types of privacy-related threats and rogue applications that many users are not aware. Adaware is a collection of programs that track your browsing patterns, courses that alter the browser’s homepage and apps that display irritating advertising at the worst times. This free software comes with a number of options that will increase your device’s security, and ensure it runs smoothly.
In our tests, adaware was able to detect most of the malware we tossed at it. However, it had trouble getting rid of some malware. The program comes with numerous useful extras like a privacy monitor, an registry scanner, a file shredder and advanced monitoring of network. Adaware isn’t the same level of protection as leading antivirus software.
The last time adaware participated in AV-Test lab tests, it was able to block only ninety five. 4.4% of 0-day threats and 97% of known threats. These aren’t terrible scores but they’re far from being close to the best security suites.
Adaware users who want better performance should look into alternatives. We particularly recommend Kaspersky and Bitdefender both of which are well-known for their reliability and performance in real-world tests. Some users may be disappointed to learn that only customers of the Pro and Total plans have access to online technical and customer support. The company does offer numerous information and Frequently Asked Questions on its website, though.
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