Adaware, a product from cybersecurity provider Lavasoft, (formerly known as Ad-Aware) It is designed to protect users from privacy-related threats and rogue applications of which many consumers are unaware. This includes programs that path your surfing patterns, courses that alter the start page of your browser and apps that display annoying advertisements at the most difficult times. This program is free and comes with several features that will boost your device’s security, and ensure 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 getting rid of certain malware. The program comes with a few useful extras, including a privacy monitor and registry scanner. It also comes with a file shredder, advanced monitoring of networks, and a privacy monitor. Adaware does not offer the same level of protection as most popular antivirus software.

Adaware’s last participation in AV Test tests in the lab resulted in the blocking of just 95. 4% of 0-day threats and 97% of known threats. These aren’t awful scores however they do not compare to the top security suites accomplish.

Adaware users looking for better performance should consider alternatives. We recommend Kaspersky, Bitdefender and others because they are known for their reliability in real-world testing. Additionally, only Pro and Total plan users have access to online technical and customer support, which could be a little disappointing for certain users. On its website, the company has various information and frequently asked questions.

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