Adware is a type malware that is installed on your computer without awareness. It will then track you to see what you search for and then display ads that are related to the search results. This can result in numerous unwanted advertisements that can be very distracting and slow down your computer. It also poses serious security health, privacy and privacy risks. Adware is also able to steal your personal information and sell it to advertisers.
Lavasoft, the company behind Adaware, has been creating antivirus software for years and is a legitimate business. It is easy to install and does not need you to uninstall your existing antivirus. After it’s installed you can run a speedy, full or custom scan from the main dashboard and perform software updates.
Adaware offers three plans that include free, Pro and Total. The free version includes real-time protection, download protection but does not include an ad blocker. The Pro version is more complete and comes with unlimited tech support as well as email and web protection, as well as a powerful firewall. It also comes with a digital lock, a parental control and file shredder.
Ad-aware could block 95.4 percent of the AV-Comparatives real-world protection tests however, it was unable to block 97% of zero day samples. While these results may appear good, they’re far from impressive in comparison to the top contenders in the industry. Both the Pro and Total versions of this antivirus come with a 30-day money back guarantee.