As one of the most well established anti spyware and computer security solutions, Ad Aware Pro from Lava Soft delivers superior value and protection against a variety of risk factors. Known as a premier source for computer protection against unwanted ads and privacy threats, Ad Aware Pro 2009 improves in the latest release to introduce a number of new features.

Ad-Aware - Main Window

Ad-Aware - Main Window

One of the primary advances In the latest version of the software is the improvements in real time scanning, which enables automated protection with limited use of system resources. One of the primary issues with the previous version of the software was the high memory load from real time protection – the latest version allows the real time defense to run seamlessly in the background. Especially for users who rely upon the software to safeguard web browsing and file downloads, these upgrades make it much more useful. Another new feature in Ad Aware 2009 is an integrated web protection feature – you can automatically block pop ups and other unwanted advertisements from the web. This is particularly important to help prevent automatic installation of unwanted software through Active X or Java Script that can compromise your system’s privacy and security. With complete integrated web support, you can get full protection online at all times.

No matter which web browser you use, Adaware can provide an additionally layer of protection during browsing. Additionally, protection for your email ensures that inbound and outbound files are fully secure against spyware threats. The software enables an automated layer of protection, but you’ll also want to follow best practices by never downloading files from unknown senders, as well as protection outbound files before sending to trusted colleagues.

Ad-Aware - Ad-Watch Live!

Ad-Aware - Ad-Watch Live!

The interface has been simplified and improved in the latest release of Ad Aware. You can easily update or run complete scans with relative ease – the limited amount of basic options makes operation of the program much easier. Additionally, you’ll be able to set advanced options for powers users looking for more information. The software has integrated tutorials for those who have questions, although limited email support may make it difficult for novices to be able to fully understand the software.

Ad-Aware - Scan

Ad-Aware - Scan

If you’re an intermediate user looking for a solid anti-spyware and privacy security feature, then Ad Aware is an effective competitor to other programs such as AVG Security. You may want to invest in a complete security suite such as McAffe or Norton, but for privacy protection, Adaware 2009 is one of the best options on the market today. Moderately priced at under $40, the program is a solid upgrade over Ad-Aware 2008, although users of the previous version may not want to upgrade for the cost. New users will greatly benefit from the improvements to the software, which makes it a great value for home and business users alike.

Download the free version of Ad-Aware from developers page.