Adaware, a product from cybersecurity firm Lavasoft, (formerly known as Ad-Aware) It is designed to protect users from rogue apps and privacy invasions that many users are not aware. Adaware is a collection of programs that track your browsing habits, applications that reroute the browser’s start page, and apps that display irritating ads at the most inappropriate times. This free program also offers an array of additional security features that will help you stay safe and ensure your device runs efficiently.

Adaware recognized the majority of malware we tossed at it. However, it had difficulty eliminating certain malware. It does come with many useful features such as a privacy monitor a registry scanner, a file shredder, and advanced network monitoring. Adaware isn’t the same level of protection as leading antivirus software.

Adaware’s most recent participation in AV Test lab tests resulted in a blockage of only 95. 4.4% of 0-day threats and 97% known risks. These aren’t terrible scores, but they certainly don’t come close to what the most powerful security suites do.

Adaware users who are looking for improved performance should consider alternatives. We recommend Kaspersky, Bitdefender and others because they are known for their reliability and effectiveness in real-world testing. Additionally only Pro and Total plan users receive access to online technical and customer support, which could be a bit disappointing for some users. The company does provide a range of information and Frequently Asked Questions on its website.