Ad-Aware Pro is a comprehensive anti-malware product that detects
an extensive range of threats. It is capable of detecting
spyware, adware and even some viruses.
It is available with a free scan (free trial) and you
may download today.
Ad-Aware Pro has a broad array of security features.
Although the name implies it only covers adware, it actually
includes anti-spyware, anti-adware and some
This includes trojans, worms, keyloggers, popups, rootkits, ID
theft, hijackers, dialers and more. It also tries to
protect your PC from 'bad' websites when on the internet.
It can detect an impressive amount of malware, over 2 million
according to LavaSoft. Add to that the heuristics (behaviour
based) detection, Ad-Aware tries to maximise your protection in
It also features an updater to keep your malware list as current
It operates in real-time and includes a scheduled scanner, as
well as the on demand scanner.
Ad-Aware Pro features a
System Protection Status "Dashboard"
screen with access to the on-demand scan.
The scans can also be customised through scan
Pro V Plus:
Pro and Ad-Aware Plus are
very similar products, The main extra features of
Ad-Aware Pro 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
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Integration: Ad-Aware Pro
includes anti-spyware, anti-adware and some anti-virus,
amongst other features, plus an extensive range of malware
detections. It however doesn't have a firewall.
System Protection Status screen provides useful summary
information and access to other functions within Ad-Aware
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 Pro has a free trial
which includes a free scan.