Made by cybersecurity firm Lavasoft (formerly often known as Ad-Aware) Adaware’s mission is to combat the kinds of malicious applications and privacy threats that a majority of users aren’t even aware of. Adaware includes programs that track your browsing patterns, courses that alter the start page of your browser, and applications that display annoying ads at the most inappropriate times. This free application comes with a number of features that increase your device’s security and ensure it runs smoothly.

Adaware recognized the majority of malware that we tossed its way. However, it was unable to assist in removing certain malware. The program does include numerous useful extras such as a privacy monitor an registry scanner, a file shredder and advanced network monitoring. It is worth noting, however, that adaware does not provide quite as much security as some of the most popular antivirus programs in the market.

Adaware’s participation in the AV Test lab tests resulted in the blocking of just 95. 4percent of threats that are 0-day and 97% of known risks. These aren’t bad numbers but they’re far from being far from the top security suites.

Adaware users who want better performance should consider alternatives. We particularly recommend Kaspersky and Bitdefender both of which are well-known for their reliability and performance in real-world tests. Additionally, only Pro and Total plan users get access to online technical and customer support, which may be a bit disappointing for certain users. On its website, the company has many information as well as frequently asked questions.