Adaware, which is a product of cybersecurity firm Lavasoft, (formerly known as Ad-Aware) It is designed to stop the kinds of privacy-related threats and rogue applications of which many consumers are not aware. Adaware consists of programs that track your browsing habits, programs that hijack the browser’s homepage and apps that display annoying advertisements at the worst times. This free application comes with various features that will boost your device’s security and ensure it runs smoothly.

Adaware recognized the majority of malware that we threw its way. However, it had difficulty getting rid of certain malware. The program does include several useful extras such as a privacy watcher, an registry scanner, a file shredder, and advanced network monitoring. It’s worth noting however, that Adaware doesn’t offer as much protection as some of the most popular antivirus programs in the market.

Adaware’s previous participation in AV Test lab tests resulted in the blocking of only 95. 4% of 0-day threats and 97% of known threats. They’re not bad however they’re not even near the top security suites.

Adaware users who are looking for improved performance should look into alternatives. We suggest Kaspersky, Bitdefender and others because they are known for their reliability and effectiveness in real-world testing. Some users might be disappointed to learn that only customers of the Pro and Total plans have access to online technical and customer support. The company does offer numerous information and frequently asked questions on its website.