Now that spyware, malware and other online threats are more frequent and more dangerous than viruses, you need to count on a reliable tool to protect your system against them.
Ad-Aware is one of the most popular anti-spyware tools, with millions of downloads worldwide and the well-earned trust of countless users. This new Anniversary Edition has been launched to celebrate the apps tenth birthday, but its also quite an improvement on previous versions and other similar tools.
The first new feature we noticed in Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition is a completely redesigned interface. After a few versions with only some slight changes, it was about time Ad-Awares developers decided to give the interface a total overhaul. The result is a clearer, easier-to-use app, with large Web 2.0 style buttons.
Beyond graphical appearance, Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition also offers some interesting new tools, such as real-time protection against malware (only for active processes in this free version, though), external drive scanning, full integration with Windows Security Center and Windows Explorer, automatic updates and, above all, a highly-improved resource management which makes the program much lighter on the system and radically enhances memory usage.
Another remarkable feature is the so-called TrackSweep, a tool that erases all the traces left behind you after an Internet browsing session. TrackSweep is compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera (sorry Chrome fans) and automatically deletes elements like cache memory, cookies, history and last typed URLs.
That said, bear in mind that Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition keeps some functions reserved exclusively for the Pro and Plus versions. However, its still a reliable, effective anti-malware tool that will keep your system safe and sound without disturbing your daily workflow.
Ad-Aware 2008 features an excellent package of security tools with which you can efficiently protect your PC from spyware, malware and other undesirable elements.