Free and fast antivirus with legendary anti-spyware!
|Latest Version||Adaware Antivirus Free 220.127.116.11|
Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
|Updated||April 06, 2021|
As a pioneer in privacy protection and antispyware, it has been the recipient of multiple awards since 1999. Each year, the software is submitted to independent labs for testing and has consistently scored in the 99th percentile for protection against all forms of malware. As a result, adaware is highly regarded as one of the best and most stable antimalware programs on the market.
Features and Highlights
Real-Time Protection works in the background to protect your computer as you work or play, scanning files for potential malicious activities. Built-in smart scan technology checks previously-scanned files with less frequency to conserve system resources.
Active Virus Control
The Active Virus Control feature scans and prevents malicious processes in real-time. It monitors the actions of applications at the process level to identify possible malware activities.
The Email Protection feature is intended for users who use desktop email clients such as Microsoft Outlook and store the emails on their local computer. This feature scans all incoming and outgoing emails to ensure they have not been compromised by malware and protects users accordingly, logging and deleting malicious attachments before they have a chance of infecting your computer. Additionally, this feature notifies users of spam messages. When the Email Protection feature is enabled, emails are marked with a footer indicating that they have been scanned by antivirus.
The Web Protection feature warns you if the site you’re trying to visit is suspected of phishing or distributing malware. This provides an additional layer of protection beyond the built-in defenses of your web browser. The Web Protection feature consults multiple databases for the latest phishing and malware links to provide up-to-date protection against the latest online threats.
Network Protection enables a firewall that stops hackers from infiltrating your home network and accessing your files. The default mode of Network Protection closes ports which are potential entry points to infiltrate your home network. Additional options allow it to monitor all process changes and adapters on your network for alterations made by malicious programs. An optional stealth mode allows your PC to become invisible on its network.
Parental Control is an extension of the Web Protection feature which allows parents to filter online content according to their child’s age and unique needs. Parents can consult a categorized list which allows them to use preset groups of banned websites based on their child’s age range. Alternatively, parents can create their own categories of websites to block and initiate a custom filter.
Note: Limited functionality in the demo version.