Adaware Review – Does Ad-Aware Really Work?

Adware is a form of malware that can be downloaded onto your computer without knowing. It can then monitor you to see the things you search for, and then show ads that are relevant to those searches. This could result in numerous unwelcome ads that could be extremely distracting and slow down your computer. It can also pose serious health, privacy and security risks. Adware is a tool that can take your personal information and then sell it to marketers.

The company behind adaware is Lavasoft that has been around for a long time and has developed legitimate antivirus software solutions. The program is easy to installation process and doesn’t require you delete your current antivirus. After installation, you are able to perform a quick, full or custom scan, and update the product on the main dashboard.

Adaware offers three plans including free, Pro and Total. The free version offers real-time protection as well as download protection but does not include ad blocking. The Pro version offers unlimited tech support, email and web security, and a robust fire wall. It also includes a file shredder, digital lock and parental controls.

In AV-Comparatives’ Real-World Protection Tests, Ad-aware could block 95.4 percent of malware, but only 97% during the zero-day detection tests. Although these numbers may seem adequate, they’re not exactly impressive when compared with the best in the field. Both the Pro and Total versions of this antivirus come with a thirty-day money back guarantee.