Made by cybersecurity firm Lavasoft (formerly commonly referred to as Ad-Aware) Adaware is a security program that aims to combat the kinds of rogue apps and privacy infringements that a lot of consumers aren’t even aware of. Adaware is a suite of programs that monitor your browsing habits, programs that hijack the start page of your browser, and applications that show annoying advertising at the worst times. This free program offers a number of features that increase your device’s security, and ensure it runs smoothly.
In our tests, adaware was able to recognize the majority of the malware we put at it. It had difficulty removing some, however. The program has 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 doesn’t provide as much protection as some of the top antivirus tools in the industry.
Adaware’s participation in the AV Test lab tests resulted in the blocking of just 95. 4.4% of 0-day threats and 97% known risks. These aren’t terrible scores however they aren’t as good as the most powerful security suites do.
Adaware users looking for better performance should look into alternatives. We recommend Kaspersky, Bitdefender and others because they are known for their reliability in real-world tests. Additionally only www.programworld.org/avast-2018-antivirus-review-avast-free-pro-antivirus-avast-internet-security-avast-premier Pro and Total plan users have access to online technical and customer support. This can be a bit disappointing to some users. The company does provide a variety of information and Frequently Asked Questions on its website.