Produced by cybersecurity company Lavasoft (formerly popularly known as Ad-Aware) Adaware’s mission is to combat the kinds of rogue apps and privacy threats that a majority of consumers aren’t even aware of. This includes programs that path your browsing patterns, courses that alter the web page that opens your browser and applications that display irritating advertisements at the most uncomfortable times. This free application also comes with many 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. It did have trouble removing some malware, however. The program does have many useful features such as a privacy monitor an registry scanner, a file shredder and advanced network monitoring. Adaware doesn’t offer as much protection as the most popular antivirus software.

The last time adaware participated in AV-Test lab tests, it managed to block only ninety five. 4percent of threats that are 0-day and 97% of known threats. These aren’t bad scores however they aren’t as good as the best security suites can do.

Adaware users looking for better performance should consider 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 technical and customer support via the internet. On its website, the company provides numerous information and frequently asked questions.

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