Adaware Review – Does Ad-Aware Really Work?

Adware is a kind of malware that can be downloaded onto your computer without knowing. It can then spy on your activities to discover what you search for and then display ads that are related to the search results. This could result in a an overwhelming amount of ads which can be extremely distracting, and slow down your PC. It can also pose serious security, privacy and health dangers. Adware can be used to steal data from you and sell it to marketers.

The company behind adaware is Lavasoft that has been in operation for decades and develops legitimate antivirus software solutions. The program is simple to install and doesn’t require you to uninstall your current antivirus. After it’s installed you can perform a quick custom or full scan from the main dashboard and execute software updates.

There are three plans offered that include adaware: free Pro and Total. The free plan offers real-time protection, download protection however it does not include the ad blocker. The Pro version includes unlimited tech support, web and email security, and a robust fire wall. It also adds a file shredder, digital lock, and parental controls.

In AV-Comparatives’ real-world Protection Tests, Adware managed to block 95.4% of malware-related samples, but only 97% of malware samples in the zero-day tests for detection. These results might seem impressive however they’re not that impressive when compared to other top-rated antiviruses in the market. If you’re thinking of purchasing this antivirus, there is a standard 30-day money-back guarantee for both the Pro and Total versions.