Ad-Aware Total Security is a comprehensive security suite that provides multiple layers of protection for all-round PC security. Ad-Aware Total Security is an anti-spyware app, but it also provides anti-malware protection as well. It comes with strong antivirus and anti-spyware tools, a two way firewall, an anti-phishing tools, email protection, and parental controls, along with a complete set of data security features, such as file encryption and a digital shredder.
|Operating System Support||Windows 8, Windows 2012, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 10, Windows 98|
|Available Languages||English, French, Polish, Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish|
|Date||Wednesday, March 15th 2017|
Ad-Aware Total Security allows you to shop and bank online safely and also protect yourself whilst on social networks. The app also has protection against email attacks as well. You can choose a game mode in case you do not want interruptions from your security suite whilst you are immersed in a game or watching a film for that matter.
Key Features include:
- Fast Antivirus.
- Download Protection.
- Automatic Threat Updates.
- Game Mode.
- Safe Browsing.
- Safely Shop & Bank Online.
- Email Protection.
- Safe Networking.
- Parental Control.
- Legendary Antispyware.
- Real-Time Protection.
- Pin-Point Scanning.
- Malware Sandbox Emulator.
- Stay Safe on Social Networks.
- External Storage Scan.
- Advanced Firewall.
- Digital Lock.
- File Shredder.
During periods of time on the web, Ad-Aware Total Security is constantly scanning for URLs known to be dangerous. It is able to check each site against a database of malicious websites, which is updated regularly (every five to 20 minutes).
Ad-Aware Total Security has a simplified interface with some predefined options that provide you with maximum security. The components are arranged into tabs, and the ‘Home’ tab provides information on the status of each protection component; real-time, email, web and network, and gaming mode, etc. Additionally, you are able to view definitions, the last scan date, and total signatures.
Computer scans can likewise be done in a few clicks. You can choose a custom or full scan. The default scanning options cover critical system areas, i.e. program files, whilst the full scan mode covers the entire hard drive.
Overall, Ad-Aware Total Security has some strong features such as the two-way firewall and the file shredder tool, and the app is easy to use, however, it is not excellent at protecting against some forms of malware or repairing an infected computer. There are other products available on the market, which have more functionality and are priced in a lower bracket which maybe worth thinking about?