This free program scours your computer for junk files, cookies-tiny files companies gather information from you, from ads., etc.
How to run it:
- Find the orange icon of “Ad-Aware” and double click to open it.
- Right side of window, green bar click “scan now”
- Window appears “scanning,” which may take 5-10 minutes or more. Minimize the window and do other stuff, maximizing the Adaware program every 5-7 etc minutes to see if it is done.
- Blue bar shows percentage of scanning done, wait until it’s at 100%.
- When program shows “scan complete” look for “infected objects” in middle of window, if none, close program, you are clean. If bad or dangerous files/objects are found then proceed to delete or quarantine them.