Made by cybersecurity firm Lavasoft (formerly often known as Ad-Aware), adaware aims to tackle the types of rogue programs and privacy threats that a majority of consumers aren’t even aware of. Adaware includes programs that track your browsing habits, courses that hijack the start page of your browser, and applications that display annoying advertisements at the most inconvenient times. This free software also provides numerous additional security features that will help you stay safe and keep your device running smoothly.
In our tests, adaware was able to detect most of the malware we tossed at it. However, it had difficulty getting rid of some malware. The program does include numerous useful extras such as a privacy monitor an registry scanner, a file shredder, and advanced network monitoring. Adaware isn’t as much protection as the top antivirus software.
Adaware’s participation in the AV Test tests in the lab resulted in the blocking of only 95. The 4% of risks that are 0-day and 97% of known threats. They’re not bad, but they’re not far from the top security suites.
Adaware users looking for better performance should look into alternatives. We would recommend Kaspersky and Bitdefender both of which are well-known for their reliable performance in real-world tests. Also, only Pro and Total plan users get access to online technical and customer support, which may be a bit disappointing for some users. On its website, the company provides various information and frequently asked questions.