22 Oct Adaware Review – Does Adaware Really Work?
Adaware is a product by cybersecurity company Lavasoft, (formerly known as Ad-Aware) It is designed to fight the various types of rogue apps and privacy invasions of which the majority of users are unaware. This includes programs that reroute your browsing habits, programs that hijack your browser start web page and apps that display annoying ads at the most difficult times. This free application comes with many features that can increase your device’s security, and ensure it runs smoothly.
In our tests, adaware was able to recognize the majority of the malware we threw at it. However, it had a difficult time eliminating certain malware. The program includes a few useful extras, like a privacy monitor and registry scanner. It also comes with an advanced file shredder, network monitoring, and an privacy watch. It’s important to note, however, that Adaware doesn’t offer as much protection as some of the most popular antivirus programs in the market.
The last time adaware took part in 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 awful scores, but they certainly don’t compare to the most powerful security suites do.
Adaware users looking for better performance should look into alternatives. We suggest Kaspersky, Bitdefender and others because they are known for their reliability during real-world testing. Some users may be disappointed that only users of the Pro and Total plans have access to technical and customer support via the internet. On its website, the company provides many information as well as frequently asked questions.