The New Features of Ad-Aware PRO 10

by Jerome on January 3rd, 2012 in News about Lavasoft.

Our most popular software upgrade now comes with more advanced features than ever before to offer you a complete protection against the most dangerous forms of attacks and malware.

Ad-Aware PRO 10 will now come with features found in the most advanced security solutions for home and business use, including a top of the line two-way firewall, intrusion protection and an external storage scan.


Advanced Two-Way Firewall

There are a rising amount of applications that connect to the Internet from home computers on a frequent basis – Ad-Aware being one of those since it checks regularly for new virus definition files and software updates. However, many malicious programs can be hidden in little scripts or applications you download, such as what would appear to be a harmless screen-saver.

Malicious programs and files can look for passwords, bank account numbers or social security numbers located on your PC, or can simply monitor your browsing patterns and log your keystrokes on your computer in order to send information back over the Internet to cybercriminals.

Our two-way firewall complements and enhances the protection offered by your typical router and provides more robust security than the built-in Microsoft Windows Firewall (they only check for incoming data) by monitoring which applications are attempting to send data out (outgoing traffic).

Ad-Aware PRO 10's Advanced Two-Way Firewall will protect you from malicious programs trying to connect remotely to hackers or cybercriminals.


Intrusion Prevention

Our intrusion prevention technology (HIPS) identifies malicious activity, log information and attempts to stop odd behavior that is considered harmful – blocking threats coming from the network, the PC or the Internet from attacking Ad-Aware itself and disabling its protection filters.


External Storage Scan

Good friends don’t give each other viruses.  So if you are sharing files with friends and plug in an external hard drive, memory stick or USB thumb drive – make sure it is clean and scanned for malware. Ad-Aware automatically scans external storage to ensure that your computer stays malware-free.