Ad-Aware Plus is a broad anti-malware software product that
can detect an wide array of threats. It can detect spyware,
adware and some viruses.
There is a free scan in the free
trial which you can download today.
Ad-Aware Plus runs in real-time and has many security
features. It's protection includes anti-adware,
anti-spyware and some anti-virus.
LavaSoft claims that it can detect over 2 million instances of
malware including worms, trojans, keyloggers, popups,
hijackers, ID theft, rootkits and attempts to limit access
to 'bad' sites when on the internet.
There is also an update function to keep your malware database
up to date. It includes heuristics (behaviour based)
detection as well to try maximise your PC's protection.
Ad-Aware Plus has both an on demand scanner and a scheduled
scanner for your convenience.
The System Protection Status
"Dashboard" screen summarizes
the security status has access to the on-demand
Pro V Plus:
Pro and Ad-Aware Plus are
similar software products, The main additional
functions of the pro version are:
- Ad-Watch Live Expert.
- Network Drive Scanning.
- Command Line Support.
- Lavasoft Toolbox which include Process Watch, ThreatWork,
Hosts File Editor and AutoStart Manager.
This software is designed to operate on PCs. For more
information on requirements refer to the more information
WHAT WE LIKED
Integration: Ad-Aware Plus
includes the security functions of anti-spyware, anti-adware
along with some anti-virus and more. Add to that
the extensive range of malware detections. It does
however lack a firewall so one would have to be sought
user interface features the System Protection Status screen
which contains useful status information and access
to other functions.
Vigilance: You may refer to our
Security Solution Summary as to the
importance of understanding how software security should be
complimented with your own caution and vigilance.
Features: Ad-Aware Plus comes with a
free trial and includes a free scan.