Adaware Review – Does Ad-Aware Really Work?

Adware is a type malware that can be installed on your computer without you knowing. It will then track you to see what you are looking for and then show ads that are relevant to the search results. This could result in a large number of unwanted advertisements that can be very distracting and slow down your computer. It also poses serious privacy, health and security threats. Adware is a tool that can take your personal information and sell it to marketers.

The company behind adaware is Lavasoft that has been around for many years and has been developing legitimate antivirus software solutions. The program is easy to installation and doesn’t demand that you remove your current antivirus. Once installed, you’ll be able to perform a quick, full, or custom scan and update the software by accessing the main dashboard.

Adaware offers three plans: free, Pro, and Total. The free plan offers real-time protection and download protection but does not include ads blocking. The Pro version is more robust and includes unlimited tech support as well as email and web security as well as a powerful firewall. It also includes a document shredder, digital lock, and parental controls.

Ad-aware was able block 95.4 percent of AV-Comparatives’ real-world protection tests however it could only block 97% of zero-day test samples. While these results may appear acceptable, they’re not exactly impressive in comparison to the top contenders in the industry. If you’re interested in buying this antivirus, there is a 30-day money-back assurance for both the Pro and Total versions.