It is manufactured by cybersecurity provider Lavasoft (formerly also known as Ad-Aware) Adaware is a security program that aims to stop the types of rogue applications and privacy infringements that a lot of users 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 display irritating ads at the most inconvenient times. This free application also comes with an array of additional features to improve security and keep your device running efficiently.
Adaware recognized the majority of malware that we tossed its way. It did have trouble removing some, however. The program comes with a number of helpful 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 leading antivirus software.
The last time adaware took part in AV-Test lab tests, it managed to block only ninety five. 4% of 0-day threats and 97% of known threats. They’re not bad but they’re not anywhere near the top security suites.
People who want adsware to work better, should consider the alternatives. We particularly recommend Kaspersky and Bitdefender as they are known for their reliability and performance in real-world tests. Also, only Pro and Total plan users receive access to online technical and customer support, which can be a bit disappointing for certain users. The company does offer various information and Frequently Asked Questions on its website, however.