Adaware is a product by cybersecurity company Lavasoft, (formerly known as Ad-Aware), is designed to fight the various types of malware and privacy infringements that many users are not aware. It includes programs that alter your browsing habits, programs that hijack the start page of your browser and applications that show annoying advertising at the most uncomfortable times. This free application also comes with a host of extra features to increase security and keep your device running efficiently.
Adaware detected most of the malware we threw its way. However, it had trouble getting rid of some malware. The program has a few useful extras, such as a privacy monitor and registry scanner. It also includes an advanced file shredder, monitoring of networks, and a privacy watch. Adaware doesn’t provide as much protection as the best antivirus software.
Adaware’s most recent participation in AV Test tests in the lab resulted in the blocking of only 95. 4.4% of 0-day threats and 97% of known threats. They’re not bad, but they’re not near the top security suites.
Users who want adaware to perform better should consider the alternatives. We recommend Kaspersky and Bitdefender that are known for their reliable performance in real-world tests. Some users may be disappointed to learn that only customers of the Pro and Total plans have access to technical and customer support via the internet. The company does offer various information and Frequently Asked Questions on its website, but.