Popular malware-detection app Ad-Aware is celebrating its 10th year of computer crimefighting by releasing a new and improved Anniversary Edition. Here's what you can expect from the new release.
According to the Lavasoft blog, Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition:
- Uses 74% less memory than Ad-Aware 2008.
- Only uses 18% of the CPU during scans - nearly 60% less resources than the previous version, and considerably less than each competitor product tested, including AVG, Kaspersky, Norton, and PC Tools.
- Scans 36 MB per second - faster than each competitor product tested, and over 4 times faster than AVG's.
Aside from the performance improvements, the Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition also sports a new and improved interface.
Lavasoft has always offered free and commercial versions of the product (check the comparison chart for a better idea of their differences), but most users have always been happy with the free version (linked below) for their adware needs. Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition (Free Edition) is a free download, Windows only. Whether you're an Ad-Aware lover or hater, share your experience with the malware detection app in the comments.