Adaware Review – Does Ad-Aware Really Work?

Adware is a type malware that is installed on your computer without your knowledge. It will then track you to find out what you search for and then show ads that are relevant to those searches. This could result in numerous unwanted ads that can be extremely distracting and slow down your computer. It also poses serious security health, privacy, and security risks. Adware can be used to steal data from you and then sell it to marketers.

Lavasoft is the company behind Adaware has been developing antivirus software for years and is a legitimate business. The program is easy to installation and doesn’t require that you uninstall your existing antivirus. Once installed, you’ll be able to run a quick, complete or custom scan and update the product via the main dashboard.

There are three plans available with Adaware: free, Pro and Total. The free plan includes real-time protection and download protection, but not ad blocker. The Pro version offers unlimited tech support, web and email security, as well as a strong fire wall. It also includes the digital lock, a parental control and file shredder.

In AV-Comparatives’ Real-World Security Tests, Ad-aware was able to block 95.4 percent of malware samples, but only 97% of malware samples in the zero-day tests for detection. Although these numbers may seem good, they’re far from being impressive in comparison to the top contenders in the field. Both the Pro and Total versions of this antivirus come with a 30-day money back guarantee.