It is manufactured by cybersecurity provider Lavasoft (formerly also known as Ad-Aware) Adaware’s mission is to fight the various types of rogue apps and privacy invasions that many users aren’t even aware. Adaware is a suite of programs that monitor your browsing habits, programs that hijack the start page of your browser, and apps that display annoying ads at the most inappropriate times. This free application comes with various features that will boost your device’s security and ensure that it runs smoothly.
In our tests, adaware was able to detect most of the malware we tried to throw at it. However, it had trouble removing some, however. The program does include numerous useful extras like a privacy monitor, a registry scanner, file shredder and advanced network monitoring. It’s worth noting, though, that adaware doesn’t provide as much protection as some of the industry’s leading antivirus tools.
The last time adaware was a participant in AV-Test lab tests, it was able to block only ninety five. The threat rate was 4% for 0-day threats and 97% of known risks. These aren’t terrible scores, but they certainly do not compare to the best security suites can do.
People who want adsware to perform better, should look at alternatives. We suggest Kaspersky, Bitdefender and others because they are known for their reliability and effectiveness in real-world testing. Some users may be disappointed that only customers 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, however.