Adware is a kind of malware that can be installed on your computer without knowing. It can then spy on your computer to determine what you are looking for and then show ads that are relevant to the search results. This can result in a numerous unwanted ads that can be extremely distracting, and slow down your computer. It could also pose serious security health, privacy, and security risks. Adware can also be used to steal your data and sell it to advertisers.
Lavasoft the company that developed adaware, has been developing antivirus software for years and is a legitimate company. The program has a straightforward installation and doesn’t require you remove your current antivirus. Once installed, you can perform a quick, full, or custom scan and then update the product on the main dashboard.
There are three plans available with adaware, including free, Pro and Total. The free version includes real-time protection, download security however it does not include ad blocker. The Pro version includes unlimited tech support, email and web security, and a robust fire wall. It also comes with a file shredder, digital lock, and parental controls.
Ad-aware was able to block 95.4 percent of AV-Comparatives’ real-world protection tests, but only 97% of zero day samples. While these results may appear decent, they are not exactly impressive when compared to the leaders in the industry. If you’re interested in purchasing this antivirus, there is a standard 30-day money-back guarantee for both the Pro and Total versions.