Manufactured by cybersecurity provider Lavasoft (formerly often known as Ad-Aware), adaware aims to stop the types of rogue applications and privacy invasions that many users aren’t even aware. Adaware is a collection of programs that track your browsing habits, programs that hijack the browser’s homepage 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 working smoothly.

In our tests, adaware was able to detect the majority of malware we threw at it. However, it had trouble removing some malware, however. The program has a few useful features, including a privacy monitor and registry scanner. It also includes a file shredder, advanced network monitoring, and a privacy monitor. Adaware isn’t as much protection as the top antivirus software.

Adaware’s previous participation in AV Test tests in the lab resulted in the blocking of only 95. 4.4% of threats that are not a day old and 97% of known risks. These aren’t awful scores however they don’t compare to the most effective security suites can accomplish.

People who want adsware to perform better should consider alternatives. We suggest Kaspersky and Bitdefender, which are renowned for their reliability in real-world tests. Additionally only Pro and Total plan users get access to online technical and customer support, which may be a little disappointing for some users. The company does offer numerous information and frequently asked questions on its website, however.

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