Adware is a form of malware that can be downloaded onto your computer without knowing. It can then spy on your computer to find out what you are looking for and then display relevant advertisements. This can result in huge amount of unwanted advertisements which can be extremely distracting, and slow down your computer. It can also pose serious security, privacy and health dangers. Adware is a tool that can obtain data from you and sell it to marketers.
Lavasoft is the company behind Adaware, has been creating antivirus software for a long time and is a legit company. The program is easy to install and doesn’t need you to uninstall your existing antivirus. Once you’ve installed it, you can run a quick, complete or custom scan, and then update the product by accessing the main dashboard.
There are three plans to choose from with adaware: free, Pro and Total. The free plan includes real-time protection, download security but does not have an the ad blocker. The Pro version comes with unlimited tech support, web and email security, and a robust fire wall. It also includes a document shredder, digital lock and parental controls.
Ad-aware could block 95.4 percent of the AV-Comparatives real-world protection tests but only 97% of zero-day test samples. While these results might seem decent, they are far from being impressive when compared to the top performers in the industry. Both the Pro and Total versions of this antivirus come with a 30 day money-back guarantee.