As some of you know, the security scene is ever-evolving and has changed drastically since Lavasoft first pioneered the anti-spyware industry. Cyber criminals have become stealthier, unleashing an unprecedented amount of malicious programs and increasingly complex scams, calling for deeper levels of protection. At the same time, you spend more and more time online, stressing the need for products that work effortlessly and efficiently – so that you can use the Internet the way you want, without worrying about your security.
“Every day, there is a flood of new malware emerging across the globe. In order to stay one step ahead of the cyber criminals, detection methods must evolve at a faster pace, consequently a bigger focus must be placed on proactive detection methods,” says Johnny Widerlund, CTO at Lavasoft.
The new version of Ad-Aware is available in Free and Pro versions – both with anti-virus protection included, and both providing advanced threat protection with new, innovative detection technologies to ensure you stay secure online.
Core features for Ad-Aware Free Internet Security:
- Comprehensive Anti-Malware Detection
A power-packed combination of our pioneer anti-spyware technology together with traditional anti-virus to provide comprehensive malware protection, including protection against virus, spyware, blended malware, trojans, rootkits, hijackers, keyloggers, and much more.
- Ad-Watch Live! Basic
Integrated real-time process protection blocks malicious processes and infected programs that try to start or run on your system, to prevent them from further integration in your system.
- Genocode Detection Technology
Based on heuristics, genotype allows Ad-Aware to stay one step ahead of today's ever-evolving threats, as well as threats that have not yet been created. For in-depth information on this technology, please click here.
- Behavior-Based Heuristics Detection
Extra Sensory Protection allows you to go a step beyond detecting known threats - the heuristics detection finds and blocks unknown and emerging threats and stops deceptive malware and cyber thieves before they attack your personal information.
- Rootkit Removal System
Cutting edge anti-rootkit technology protects you from hidden threats and stealth attacks that are designed to gain access to your system by avoiding detection.
- The Neutralizer
Advanced removal tool combats malware that attempts to restore itself even after rebooting your system.
- Download Guard for Internet Explorer
Provides an additional layer of protection that lets you download files on Internet Explorer confidently. If the file is malicious, you will simply be notified during the download process so that you can take action before any malware can infiltrate your system.
- Detect, Remove and Repair
Ad-Aware intelligently cleans your system by removing all traces of the infection.
- The Scheduler
Automatic scan set to your personalized schedule to optimize time and resources.
- Easy to install and Use
We know not all users have the same needs, so we give you the power to decide how you want to interact with Ad-Aware.
- Simple Mode allows you to set and forget - by using our expert recommended settings, no interaction is needed from your part, making using the program as easy as possible.
- Advanced Mode lets you customize all the settings as you choose, to tailor everything to your specific needs.
- Lavasoft SmartSet
Let the experts at Lavasoft guide you. Lavasoft SmartSet makes scanning and cleaning as easy as possible - by providing settings for scans and recommended actions for found infections. All you have to do is set and forget.
- External Drive Scanning
Scan your external storage device, iPod, USB's, or any other drives that you connect to your PC for an additional layer of security.
- Pin-Point Scanning
Quickly identify whether a suspicious file is safe or malicious - Right click any file or folder to perform an immediate scan, or send it to ThreatWork Alliance for analysis.
- Automatic Updates
Continuous pulse updates to guard your privacy against cyber attacks.