You must have now known that your PC or laptop is not completely safe from external malware threats even if you have a very good antivirus software installed.
Seldom, an anti-malware cum anti-spyware application can make the difference between a clean computer and an infected one.
Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware Security Pro 10 is one such efficient and flexible anti-malware cum anti-spyware solution that can protect your computer from various viruses, spyware, malware and rootkits.
Lavasoft, which was started in the year 1999, is popular for its world-class anti-spyware software. Now, they offer complete Internet security products too.
The latest version of the software – Ad-Aware Pro Security 10 is completely revamped to the point where it has almost nothing in common with its predecessors except the core functionalities. Well, I must say that the product has evolved with time.
Please be aware that Ad-Aware Pro Security 10 is a paid upgrade of the Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ version which is available for download at absolutely no cost from here : Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ Download Link.
Ad-Aware Pro Security 10
Ad-Aware Pro Security 10 provides a comprehensive two-way protection encased in an antivirus tied with an anti-spyware engine. This combination ensures a strong shield against Trojans, dialers, rootkits, bots and hijackers.
While the antivirus module performs detection and cleaning for the most popular virus threats, the anti-spyware solution protects you from cyber-attacks, all the while preventing your data and finances from being stolen.
Let’s start looking at the software from the installation.
I must say that the installation is pretty simple and straightforward.
Be careful while installing Ad-Aware Pro Security 10 as it tries to install Ad-Aware browser toolbar for IE and Firefox by default. You can definitely opt to not install the toolbar.
At the end of the installation, you will need to reboot the system.
You need not register even to use the free version or the trial of Ad-Aware Pro Security 10.
The main screen of Ad-Aware Pro Security 10 is very user-friendly and eye-pleasing.
It has various buttons on the main screen for quick toggling of different functions which are divided into Basic and Advanced protection.
The Basic Protection section has toggle buttons for Antivirus & Antispyware, Real-Time Protection and Gaming Mode.
Whereas the Advanced Protection section has toggle buttons for Safe Browsing, Safe Networking, Email Protection, Advanced Firewall, External Storage Scan and Shop & Bank Safety Online.
Most of these functions are self-explanatory I guess. Make sure you have switched on all the functions as seen in the screen shot below.
Ad-Aware Security Pro 10 has the antivirus engine that is powered by Vipre, a well-known Internet security suite.
The differences between the paid versions and the free versions have shrunk, as more features have been front-loaded into the free version.
The scanning process is simple and easy to perform as it comes with three options namely Quick, Full and Custom.
- Quick Scan : can be used to do a swift scan of the most critical sections of your computer.
- Full Scan : checks the complete hard disk on your system.
- Custom Scan : can be used to scan particular sections of your PC.
As soon as the software finds a virus or any similar threat, you have the option to quarantine, remove, ignore, or even allowing it to live happily on your PC.
Further, Ad-Aware Security Pro 10 automatically downloads new virus definition files and runs a quick scan.
Scheduling scans is also possible and they can even be activated at Windows startup.
Ad-Aware Security Pro 10 further has various features which have been described in the key features.
1>> Quick Antivirus – Ad-Aware Pro Security 10 has a superfast antivirus that complements Ad-Aware’s legendary anti-spyware.
2>> Download Protection – Scans your downloads regardless of the file format before they can harm your computer/laptop.
3>> Safely Shop & Bank Online – Shield yourself against cyber-criminals or hackers who are on the lookout to steal your credit card data or banking information.
4>> Email Protection – Spot email borne threats protecting yourself and your friends when communicating via email using Ad-Aware Security Pro 10.
5>> Safe Networking – Constantly monitor your network and system activities and block malicious intrusions.
6>> Automatic Threat Updates – Stay protected against the latest threats.
7>> Game Mode – Silent mode protection that allows you to play your games and watch your movies without being disturbed.
8>> Safe Browsing - Protect yourself from the newest malware being distributed through bad URLs and websites with the Ad-Aware Security Pro 10 .
9>> Legendary Antispyware – Ad-Aware is the world’s most downloaded security software. 400 million downloads and counting.
10>> Real-Time Protection – Behavior-based heuristics scanning that immediately detects malware before it harms your computer.
11>> Stay Safe on Social Networks – Ad-Aware Security Pro 10 keeps your passwords and personal information safe on social networks.
12>> Advanced Firewall – Block hackers from getting into your system to spy or steal important information.
13>> External Storage Scan – Automatically scan USB drives, memory keys and other external storage devices against malware.
14>> Pin-Point Scanning – Ad-Aware Security Pro 10 scans only the files or folders you want directly from their original location.
15>> Malware Sandbox Emulator – Emulation technology that helps protecting users from unidentified or new variants of malware.
16>> Identity Protection – Ad-Aware Security Pro 10 helps protect your personal information by monitoring your credit report.
OS Compatibility : Ad-Aware Pro Security 10 is fully compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32 & 64 bit).
System Requirements :
- Intel Pentium 733 MHz or equivalent processor.
- 512 MB RAM.
- Minimum 300 MB free hard disk space.
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On the whole, the new Ad-Aware Security Pro 10 is a good anti-malware cum anti-spyware application from Lavasoft which is a longtime player in the field of Windows security.
Ad-Aware Security Pro 10’s more regular updates than its competition bodes is good for keeping people safe independent of traditional annual update schedules.
If you trust the Lavasoft and Ad-Aware names, Ad-Aware Security Pro 10 is worth a close look.