Powered by Lavasoft Malware URL Blocker, Ad-Aware Web Companion's checks the accessed URLs in real-time against the most extensive and updated database of malicious websites available today, and blocks them before they can do any harm.
Ad-Aware Web Companion protects your browser homepage, new tabs and default search engine by providing four layers of defense:
- Detect and remove known search hijacker programs.
- Block unwanted search hijacker programs from being installed.
- Trap changes made to your current search engine and asks you for confirmation PRIOR to the changes being made
- Extract the user's preferred search engine setting from the browser and secure it.
The practice of search hijacking (setting a browser's search engine and homepage on behalf of the user and tracking their behaviour) is alive and well. Ad-Aware Web Companion is able to solve this problem and allows you to regain full control of your browser search settings.