Made by cybersecurity firm Lavasoft (formerly also known as Ad-Aware) Adaware’s goal is to fight the various types of malicious applications and privacy infringements that a lot of consumers aren’t even aware of. This includes programs that reroute your browsing patterns, courses that alter the web page that opens your browser and applications that show annoying advertisements at the most difficult times. This free application also comes with an array of additional features to boost security and keep your device working smoothly.
In our tests, adaware was able to detect most of the malware we put at it. However, it had trouble removing some, however. The program does include a number of helpful extras like a privacy monitoring tool, a registry scanner, a file shredder, and advanced network monitoring. Adaware doesn’t offer the same level of protection as top antivirus software.
Adaware’s participation in the AV Test lab tests resulted in a blockage of just 95. 4percent of the 0-day risks and 97% of known risks. These aren’t bad scores but they don’t come close to what the top security suites do.
Anyone who wants adware to perform better, should look at the alternatives. We recommend Kaspersky and Bitdefender, which are renowned for their reliability and performance in real-world tests. Additionally only Pro and Total plan users get access to online technical and customer support, which can be a little disappointing for some users. The company does provide a variety of information and frequently asked questions on its website, though.