It's hard to believe that Lavasoft first released AdAware 10 years ago, but it's true. To celebrate the occasion, they've released an Anniversary Edition of the pioneering anti-malware application.
Apart from the obvious update to the UI, several under-the-hood performance tweaks have been implemented. The scanner now uses less than 20% CPU and can process almost 40MB/s. Memory consumption has been reduced more than 70% over the 2008 edition. Rootkit removal has also been added, and integration with Windows Security Center has been improved.