Adaware is a product by cybersecurity company Lavasoft, (formerly known as Ad-Aware) It is designed to protect users from privacy-related threats and rogue applications of which a lot of consumers are unaware. This includes programs that path your browsing habits, courses that hijack your browser’s start page and applications that show annoying advertising at the most inconvenient 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 put at it. It had difficulty removing some malware, however. The program comes with a number of helpful extras like a privacy monitoring tool, a registry scanner, a file shredder and advanced monitoring of network. Adaware doesn’t provide the same level of protection as leading antivirus software.

The last time adaware participated in the AV-Test lab tests, it was able to block only ninety-five. 4% of 0-day threats and 97% of known threats. These aren’t terrible scores, but they certainly do not compare to the top security suites do.

Adaware users who are looking for improved performance should consider alternatives. We suggest Kaspersky, Bitdefender and others because they are known for their reliability in real-world tests. Also, only Pro and Total plan users get access to online technical and customer support, which may be a bit disappointing to some users. On its website, the company provides many information as well as frequently asked questions.

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