Adware is a kind of malware that can be installed on your computer unknowingly. It will then track your computer to see what you are searching for and show relevant ads. This could lead to many unwanted ads that can be extremely distracting and slow down your computer. It also can pose serious security as well as health and privacy threats to your health and security. Adware is a tool that can steal data from you and sell it to marketers.
The company behind adaware is Lavasoft that has been in operation for decades and develops legitimate antivirus software solutions. The program is simple to installation and doesn’t demand that you remove your current antivirus. Once installed, you can run a quick, complete or custom scan and then update the product on the main dashboard.
Adaware offers three plans including free, Pro and Total. The free plan includes real-time protection and download security but does not include advertising blockage. The Pro version is more extensive and includes unlimited technical support, email and web security as well as an effective firewall. It also comes with an electronic lock, parental control, and a file shredder.
Ad-aware was able to block 95.4 percent of the AV-Comparatives real-world testing but only 97% of zero-day tests. These results may seem good however they’re not exactly impressive when compared against the top brands in the market. Both the Pro and Total versions of this antivirus come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.