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Product Review: Lavasoft's Ad Aware Plus

Feb 29, 2008
If you are interested in a full service, economical antivirus software download for your computer then Ad Aware Plus is an excellent option for you to consider. This software is one of several antivirus software systems for home, business, academic and non profit use available by Lavasoft. Lavasoft begun in 1999 as one of the first software companies to detect computer viruses and create antivirus software protection. It is headquartered in Sweden. Over 250 million Ad Aware antivirus downloads have been documented showing Lavasoft to be high on the list of antivirus and anti software software choices all over the world.

The features of Ad Aware Plus software include detection and protection, scheduled automated and/or customized scans, updates, blocking and parental controls, use on multiple browsers software as well as easy to use features and customization functions.

Details:

-Detection and Protection: up to date detection of threats with detection and removal of threats taking place in real time. Malicious applications that may try to access your computer are detected while in use through instant chats, email or web surfing as they occur and before they are installed on your computer.

- Scheduled, Automatic Customized Scans and Updates: Updates are completed in smaller increments resulting in faster download time making the update process more efficient. Users may customize and schedule scans to create a restore point and perform scans during non peak hours of computer use, making updates and scans more efficient and timely. You may also limit the scans to specific programs or systems where antivirus and spyware software usually are located such as the hard drives, external storage devices, RAM and optical drives.

-Blocking Controls: Users of this antivirus and anti spyware software can create blocking systems to eliminate access to advertising sites; create parental controls, and more efficient web navigation shortcuts. It also protects from many forms of malware, by detecting registry changes and misdirection of websites. The blocking and protection of the malware includes known and unknown threats through the detection of recognized malware programming.

Multiple Browsing Compatibility: Users of this antivirus program will find it to be similarly compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox or Opera browsing systems. Additionally this software will erase tracks made by your visits to websites, thus protecting your privacy.

-Easy to Use Functions and Features: Users may easily access the main control panel of this program to schedule scans, set the protection levels, and remove threatening or harmful downloads from their computer. This antivirus software enables the user to determine what programs are truly a threat and which ones only appear to be. Users may pick and choose those programs they wish to have deleted.

The purchase price for Ad Aware Plus for one year is $26.95; $36.38 for two years, and $45.82 for three years. This makes this antivirus software download on of the most inexpensive available.

Free technical and customer support is available as well online product and installation manuals, frequently asked questions and a discussion forum. Online support requires a purchase and log in to access much of the information.

A free scan is available to detect current threats to your system, as well as a free thirty day trial to determine if Ad Aware Plus is the right antivirus and anti spyware software system for your personal computer needs.
About the Author
Lisa Carey is a contributing author for Identity Theft Secrets: prevention and protection. You can get tips on Identity theft protection, software, and monitoring your credit as well as learn more about the secrets used by identity thieves at the Identity Theft Secrets blog
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