Adaware, a product from cybersecurity company Lavasoft, (formerly known as Ad-Aware) It was created to protect users from privacy-related threats and rogue applications of which the majority of users are not aware. Adaware is a collection of programs that track your browsing habits, courses that hijack the browser’s start page, and applications that show annoying ads at the most inappropriate times. This free program also offers an array of additional features to improve security and ensure your device runs efficiently.
In our tests, adaware was able to identify the majority of the malware we threw at it. However, it had a difficult time removing certain malware. The program has a few useful features, including privacy monitors and a registry scanner. It also comes with an advanced file shredder, network monitoring, as well as a privacy watch. Adaware doesn’t offer the same level of protection as best antivirus software.
Adaware’s participation in the AV Test tests in the lab resulted in the blocking of only 95. The threat rate was 4% for 0-day threats and 97% of known risks. They’re not terrible however they don’t come close to what the most effective security suites can accomplish.
Users who want adaware to perform better should consider the alternatives. We suggest Kaspersky, Bitdefender and others due to their reliability in real-world tests. Some users might be disappointed to find that only users 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.