Ad-Aware, an anti-virus product that has 12 years of history by Lavasoft, has released version 10 with a FREE edition in Beta that has real-time protection on anti-virus and anti-spyware.
The most noticeable new features included in this Free edition is its much enhanced real-time protection engine. Powered by our behavior-based heuristics scanning which blocks or suspends malicious processes and infected files that try to start or connect to your system, Ad-Aware 10’s Enhanced Real-Time Protection effectively prevents malware from damaging your PC or accessing your personal files.
Features that are used to reserved for paid version, such as scanning for real-time processes, registry attack protection and real-time network monitoring, are now available in this FREE version, plus the new download protection, game mode and active protection, at no additional cost at all.
With Download Protection, Ad-Aware automatically scans files before they are downloaded and detects any malware before it can be launched.
With Game Mode, your machine remains protected while you play a game or watch a movie. It suspends security alerts, system scans and auto-updates so no interruptions while you are in the middle of entertainment.
And of course, Ad-Aware Free is the basic edition in the series editions offered by Lavasoft. If you want more advanced features like safety features on shopping, social network, etc.., you might want to check its Pro or Total Security editions. However, for most of the users out there, the free edition is probably good enough keeping you aware from the bad malwares.
Well, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to follow the basic safety guidelines. You still do.