Adaware Review – Does Ad-Aware Really Work?

Adware is a type malware that is installed on your computer with no awareness. It can then monitor your computer to determine what you are searching for and display relevant advertisements. This could result in a large number of unwanted ads which can be distracting and slow down your computer. It also can pose serious security as well as health and privacy risk. Adware is a tool that can collect data from you and sell it to marketers.

Lavasoft the company that developed adaware, has been developing antivirus software for a long time and is a reputable company. It is easy to install and doesn’t require you to delete your existing antivirus. After installation, you are able to run a quick, complete or custom scan and update the program from the main dashboard.

There are three plans to choose from with adaware, including free, Pro and Total. The free plan provides real-time protection as well as download protection but does not include ad blocking. The Pro version offers unlimited tech assistance, web and email security as well as a robust fire wall. It also includes a file shredder, digital lock, and parental controls.

In the AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Tests, Ad-aware was able to block 95.4 percent of malware, but only 97% of malware samples in the zero-day tests for detection. These results may appear to be good but they’re not that impressive when compared to other top-rated antiviruses in the market. Both the Pro and Total versions of this antivirus are backed by a 30-day money back guarantee.

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