Whether you already have Ad-Aware or are trying it out for the first time, the latest version of this free spyware-removal tool is an essential component of any Windows system.
As many of us know, Ad-Aware pulls the plug on adware and spyware. The utility scans your system--including removable drives--for the most common types of advertising spyware and safely removes offending software. The utility detects small ad programs from Adware, Aureate/Radiate, OnFlow, Comet-Cursor, Cydoor, Doubleclick, EverAd, Flyswat, OnFlow, TimeSink 5.0, and others.
This latest version lets you scan your disk faster, using less CPU power and memory.
As many of us know, spyware refers to small, hidden programs that are embedded in larger applications to report information to advertisers. These programs are included in some shareware and freeware programs because, unfortunately, that's the only way some software developers can pay their bills. If you don't want any part of this--and feel that these hidden programs invade your privacy--you should definitely consider downloading Ad-Aware.