Ad-Aware gets a face-lift Video
Ad-Aware gets a face-lift Video Transcript
Hi. I'm Seth Rosenblatt for CNET. And today, we're taking a first look at Ad-Aware 10. Ad-Aware used to be a great name in Windows computer security and then just didn't go anywhere for a long time. Now it's back, its got a completely new look. The new interface for Ad-Aware looks a lot like it's competitors and that's a good thing. Unlike its old UI which was sort of complicated and converse. It was very hard to navigate. The new one is actually very simple. The layout is clean and because it's easier to understand, it's actually easier to use. CNET Labs system performance benchmarks show that Ad-Aware 10 actually has a slightly lighter than average impact on your computer's performance than it's competitors which is a very good thing. The AV Engine, the Antivirus Engines is provided by GFI Viper which is a well renowned security suite. It's a good one. It's not the best out there but for providing antivirus in a situation where otherwise they would have to build their own engine. This is actually a good thing that it hasn't and it will help keep you secure. Unfortunately because there haven't been any antivirus benchmarks performed on Ad-Aware 10, we're not really quite sure how secure it will keep you. We know it will help you. It's better than not having anything but until those benchmarks come out in a few months, it's still an open question. It is recommended. If you trust Ad-Aware, go ahead, keep using it. But for right now, it's more about the fact that Ad-Aware 10 is in the position to compete for the first time in a really long time where for years it was sort of dying off. That was really unfortunate. For the first look at Ad-Aware 10 for CNET, I'm Seth Rosenblatt.
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