Ad-Aware 2008 is a free anti-spyware from Lavasoft. It is exactly a scanner, and does fail to provide any protection. A broad range of Adware/Spyware related issues can be detected by the program and it can be updated via the built-in update utility with the latest signatures. Ad-Aware 2008 Free is available for personal home use.
Ad-Aware 2008 keeps you safe from Keyloggers, Spywares, Password Stealers, Trojans and other potential identity thieves. You can erase the tracks left behind while surfing the Web, on browsers such as Internet Explorer and Firefox. You can do all this just in one easy click. It has got less Resource Usage for optimal computer performance.
Ad-Aware 2008 is a privacy tool, which enables to scan your memory, registry, hard, removable and optical drives for known data-mining, aggressive advertising, and tracking components. The results are then listed and are offer to remove or quarantine the components. The good points of Ad-Aware 2008 is that it has a good reputation and it does give detailed reasons for detected items. While the drawbacks are that it fails to update automatically nor are there any scheduled scans and no real-time scanning.