Produced by cybersecurity company Lavasoft (formerly often known as Ad-Aware) Adaware’s mission is to fight the various types of rogue apps and privacy infringements that a lot of users aren’t even aware of. Adaware is a collection of programs that track your browsing habits, applications that reroute the browser’s start page, and apps that display annoying advertisements at the worst times. This free program offers various 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 tossed at it. However, it had a difficult time getting rid of certain malware. It does come with many useful features like a privacy monitor, an registry scanner, a file shredder, and advanced monitoring of networks. Adaware does not offer the same level of protection as best antivirus software.
Adaware’s participation in the AV Test tests in the lab resulted in a blockage of just 95. The 4% of risks that are 0-day and 97% of known risks. These aren’t terrible scores but they don’t compare to the best security suites can do.
People who want adsware to work better, should consider alternatives. We recommend Kaspersky, Bitdefender and others due to their reliability during real-world testing. Also, only Pro and Total plan users receive access to online technical and customer support, which could be a bit disappointing to some users. On its website, the company offers many information as well as frequently asked questions.