Does it find anything that Windows Defender misses?
I have used and loved AdAware in the past but the latest versions put so much "stuff" in the startup locations on my system... INCLUDING an entry in the Task Manager Scheduler to check for updates.... without my knowledge or permission.
I LOATHE software applications installing their "features" to run on MY computer automatically. How can they possibly know what I want? ..and give it to me without even asking? Death to them all !