What is Spyware / Adware?
Spyware is simply any technology that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their knowledge, although in many ways this is illegal there are also methods of making such things lawful. Such methods are now being widely recognised by many organisations nowadays that even many trustworthy enterprises are getting in the act to make few amounts of money by allowing such things on there products, services and sites.
"With its ability to scan your RAM, Registry, hard drives, and external storage devices for known data mining, advertising, and tracking components, Ad-aware can easily rid your system of these tracking components, allowing you to maintain a higher degree of privacy while you surf the Web" - Publishers.
The installation of adaware was very quick and it found tons of files on my computer infected with spyware. However Adaware does sometimes find files which are vital to the computer and if someone deletes these files than there is the possibility that the computer may be corrupted.
Adaware is very heavy on the RAM, and is not recommended for computers below 256 RAM in my opinion.
The User interface for ad-aware provides flexiblity and control, other advanced features include "quarantine" and lot more.
Ad-aware is a good freeware and can help detect alot of spyware which one would not know about, however as my computer has witnessed a few problems in the past due to Ad-aware deleting vital files, and many others have had similar problems with thier computer or interet connection - I am going to give it 6/10.
Another solution to Ad-Aware is SpyBot Search&Destroy which is free as aposed to lavasofts commercial release of Ad-aware pro, Spybot is much more lighter on the system resources and more frequently updated then lavasofts spyware definitions lists. Spybot's review can be found by clicking here
Try Ad-aware today and you can see for yourself how much "filth" is lurking around in your computer, Ad-aware is sure to find these spyware but it can find other files too so I recommend this product for those who know what they are doing.
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