Under Adaware's Main Options, there are various settings related to the basic operation, updates and an explanation of Gaming Mode (although this can be quickly toggled in the main interface and from the taskbar).
In all, we’re impressed by Adaware's addition of Bit Defender to the antivirus suite, and we’re looking forward to trying it over time and seeing what future updates bring.
In February 2015, it was reported by CERT Coordination Center, that a new security feature in Ad-Aware Web Companion was implemented with Komodia SSL Digestor, one of Komodia's public SDKs, the company behind the Superfish security incident in Lenovo machines.
You may remember Ad-Aware, one of the first and the most popular anti-spyware software at one time.
Adaware’s headquarters are in Montreal, Canada, having previously been located in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2002.
The free version of Ad-Ware, however, did not offer real-time protection, and therefore there were not many takers for it. Lavasoft, the makers of Ad-Aware have decided to include real-time protection, network protection, registry protection, download protection and more in their free version of Ad-Aware.
Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.
Most users will be familiar with Adaware Antivirus Free, the anti-spyware app that’s been around for over a decade.
SC Magazine reported that Lavasoft had been acquired by the same entrepreneurs who have been accused of selling software that is available for free to unwitting users under the guise of premium support, Additionally, Danchev has reported in 2013 that Lavasoft was used to hide hard-to-uninstall programs into third-party software to trick the users in installing them, like in the K-Lite Codec Pack, and the Lavasoft Web Companion changed your browser without given permission.
Although the company shields itself behind the complete legality of bundled software and claims that their software is only used to fight malware, there are users who have branded their products as malware.