Ad-Aware Personal Security
Ad-Aware Personal Security is a straightforward and effective software solution geared towards users who need to protect their computer against malware attacks, identify theft and other malicious viruses lurking on the Internet. It provides a complete set of anti-phishing features, thus securing your PC and your important documents.
When you launch the application for the first time, several options are displayed in the left pane of the main window from where you can adjust the security options the way you want. You can either perform a quick scan of all your computer’s active processes, scan the entire resources and files, or simply customize the process based on your own chosen options.
The ‘Real-Time Protection’ section enables features that block or suspend malicious processes and infected files, notifying you each time suspicious activity is identified on your computer. In this manner, you can prevent malware, Trojans or viruses from damaging your PC. What's more, you can easily turn on or off the feature, as well as scan files as they are read.
By accessing the ‘Web Protection’ panel you are able to inspect network activity from and to the web, thus securing the connection between your computer and the Internet. Additionally, you can scan for bad URL addresses and websites effortlessly. The ‘Anti-Phishing’ option prevents you from accessing webpages that might attempt to steal important data such as bank account, credit number or other identifiable data. Finally, the ‘Parental Control’ option enables you to monitor your children activity by blocking the access to inappropriate content.
In case you want to identify e-mail threats, you can access the ‘Email Protection’ panel and scan both the content and the attachment of all incoming messages. This way, you can set the protection level and monitor e-mail clients with ease.
Considering that an open Internet connection presents a huge risk, especially when not having an efficient antivirus solution, hackers might get into your system in order to spy or steal important information. By enabling the ‘Network Protection’ option, you can monitor all network activities and block processes, files or viruses that might harm your PC, as well as block the hackers’ access.
To wrap it up, Ad-Aware Personal Security provides you a great pack of features that safeguard your computer against phishing attacks, malware infections and online scams, regardless of the website you want to access.