Might be a rehash of Adaware antivirus, which was using bitdefender sigs ?
This is good, if I'm not wrong adaware webcompanion was quite good at detecting malicious URLs, maybe this is a new version of itI just installed it. Adware Protect's main feature, is that blocks access to malicious websites from all apps. I have no idea how good it is at this though. Within Adware Protect, you can view a list of apps that have recently accessed the web as well as what domains they have accessed. Everything gets classified as Safe, Unknown or Malicious.
About this, yes, I agree that it's annoying... It would be nice to understand whether it comes as a stand-alone component or related to the safe browser.It adds an annoying toolbar to the top of the screen, with a Private Search function and access to the all of its features. Private Search does a search at privado.com, in your default browser.
AdAware (previously Lavasoft) has been in the game for a long time, but failed to hit the mainstream. This product will be no different.It's currently in beta, but it looks like it has several nice features and it's free
It was once the best around 99-2002 as adware emerged and no other companies were focusing on it yet. Now with the Titan security vendors I wouldn't be holding my breathe that it can compete when it has been so far behind for so many years go with something proven.