Adaware Review – Does Adaware Really Work?

Made by cybersecurity firm Lavasoft (formerly commonly referred to as Ad-Aware) Adaware’s mission is to combat the kinds of rogue applications and privacy invasions that many users aren’t even aware of. This includes programs that reroute your surfing patterns, courses that alter your browser’s start page and apps that display annoying advertisements at the most difficult times. The program is free and comes with an array of extra features to increase security and keep your device working smoothly.

In our tests, adaware was able to detect most of the malware we put at it. It had difficulty removing some, however. The program does have a number of helpful extras like a privacy monitor, an registry scanner, a file shredder and advanced network monitoring. Adaware doesn’t offer the same level of protection as best 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 risks and 97% of known threats. These aren’t bad scores but they do not compare to the best security suites can accomplish.

Adware users who want to perform better, should look at alternatives. We recommend Kaspersky, Bitdefender and others due to their reliability in real-world tests. Also, only Pro and Total web plan users have access to online technical and customer support, which can be a bit disappointing for certain users. On its website, the company has various information and frequently asked questions.

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