Produced by cybersecurity company Lavasoft (formerly also known as Ad-Aware) Adaware’s mission is to stop the types of malicious applications and privacy infringements that a lot of consumers aren’t even aware of. Adaware is a collection of programs that track your browsing habits, programs that hijack the start page of your browser, and apps that display annoying advertisements at the worst times. This free application also comes with a host of additional security features that will help you stay safe and keep your device running smoothly.
In our tests, adaware was able to identify the majority of the malware we threw www.programworld.org/360-total-security-review at it. However, it was unable to assist in getting rid of some malware. The program does include a number of helpful extras such as a privacy watcher, an adaware registry scanner, file shredder and advanced network monitoring. It’s important to note, though, that adaware doesn’t offer as much security as some of the top antivirus tools in the industry.
The last time adaware participated in the AV-Test lab tests, it was able to block only ninety five. The 4% of risks that are 0-day and 97% of known threats. These aren’t bad scores but they’re far from being close to the best security suites.
Adaware users looking for better performance should look into alternatives. We particularly recommend Kaspersky and Bitdefender that are known for their reliability in real-world tests. Also, only Pro and Total plan users receive access to online technical and customer support, which may be a bit disappointing for some users. On its website, the company offers many information as well as frequently asked questions.