Adaware Review – Does Ad-Aware Really Work?

Adware is a type of malware that can be installed on your computer without knowing. It will then track your computer to determine what you are looking for and display relevant advertisements. This could lead to an abundance of unwanted ads which can be very distracting and slow down your computer. It can also pose serious privacy, health and security threats. Adware can be used to take your personal information and sell it to marketers.

Lavasoft the company behind Adaware, has been working on antivirus software for a long time and is a reputable company. The program has a straightforward installation and doesn’t require that you remove your current antivirus. Once installed, you’ll be able to run a quick, complete or custom scan and then update the product from the main dashboard.

Adaware offers three plans which include Pro, free, and Total. The free plan comes with real-time protection, download security but does not have an blocking ads. The Pro version is more extensive and includes unlimited tech support, as well as email and web protection as well as a robust firewall. It also comes with an electronic lock, a parental control and file shredder.

In the AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Tests, Ad-aware could block 95.4% of malware samples, but only 97% of malware samples in the zero-day tests for detection. These results might seem impressive but they’re not as impressive when compared to the best in the field. Both the Pro and Total versions of this antivirus come with a thirty-day money-back guarantee.