In this situation, though the absence of this brand in tests – says more than the possible results.Also though the lab test results are outdated, we still want to take a look at them in this Ad-aware review.
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First of all, we used the custom ransomware simulator that exposed Ad-aware to the threat it hasn’t seen yet.
Unfortunately, the antivirus did not react to them.
The program just acted as if nothing is happening while the virus was doing its malicious work.
Although, this threat is not real, so we can’t claim that Ad-aware is unreliable.
That’s a very low score, even if 4,6% might seem like nothing to you.
However, during the malware protection tests run by this lab in September 2017, Ad-aware Antivirus blocked all the threats scoring perfect 100%.
This time wasn’t an exception – Ad-aware has missed the one-third of all the threats.
The last thing we did was studying the samples after tests.
The last time this antivirus took part in AV-Comparatives tests was back in November 2017.