Manufactured by cybersecurity provider Lavasoft (formerly popularly known as Ad-Aware) Adaware’s goal is to stop the types of malicious applications and privacy threats that a majority of users aren’t aware of. This includes programs that reroute your surfing patterns, courses that alter your browser’s start page and applications that display annoying advertisements at the most inconvenient times. This free software also provides an array of additional security features that will help you stay safe and keep your device running efficiently.
In our tests, adaware was able to identify the majority of the malware we put at it. However, it had trouble getting rid of certain malware. The program comes with numerous useful extras such as a privacy watcher, an adaware registry scanner, file shredder, and advanced monitoring of networks. Adaware doesn’t provide the same level of protection as top antivirus software.
Adaware’s participation in the AV Test lab tests resulted in a blockage of only 95. The 4% of risks that are 0-day and 97% of known risks. They’re not bad but they’re far from being near the top security suites.
People who want adsware to work better, should consider alternatives. We recommend Kaspersky, Bitdefender and others due to their reliability during real-world testing. Some users might be disappointed that only users of the Pro and Total plans have access to technical and customer support via the internet. On its website, the business provides a variety information and frequently asked questions.