Adware is a kind of malware that is installed on your system without your awareness. It then monitors your computer to see what you are searching for and show relevant ads. This could result in a numerous unwanted ads that can be very distracting and slow your computer. It can also pose serious security, privacy and health risks. Adware can be used to take your personal information and then sell it to marketers.
The company behind Adaware is Lavasoft which has been around for many years and has been developing legitimate antivirus software solutions. The program is easy to installation and doesn’t require you remove your current antivirus. Once it’s installed, it can run a rapid custom or full scan from the main dashboard, and then run software updates.
Adaware offers three plans which include Pro, free, and Total. The free plan includes immediate protection against downloads and viruses but does not include ads blocking. The Pro version comes with unlimited tech support, web and email security as well as a robust fire wall. It also comes with a file shredder, digital lock and parental controls.
Ad-aware was able block 95.4% in AV-Comparatives Real-World protection tests but only 97% of zero day samples. These results may appear to be good however they’re not impressive when compared with the best in the field. Both the Pro and Total versions of this antivirus come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.