Adware is a form of malware that is installed on your computer without knowledge. It can then spy on you to find out the things you search for, and then display ads that are related to those searches. This can result in a large number unwanted ads that can be extremely distracting and slow your PC. It could also pose serious privacy, health and security risks. Adware is a tool that can take your personal information and then sell it to marketers.
Lavasoft, the company behind Adaware, has been working on antivirus software for a long time and is a reputable company. The program is simple to installation and doesn’t demand that you delete your current antivirus. Once it is installed, you can perform a quick complete or custom scan from the main dashboard and run the necessary updates to your product.
There are three plans available that include adaware: free Pro and Total. The free version includes real-time protection, download security however it does not include ad blocker. The Pro version includes unlimited tech support, email and web security, as well as a strong fire wall. It also comes with a file shredder, digital lock and parental controls.
Ad-aware could block 95.4 percent in AV-Comparatives’ Real-World testing however it could only block 97% of zero-day tests. These results might seem impressive, but they are not that impressive when compared to other top-rated antiviruses in the market. Both the Pro and Total versions of this antivirus come with a thirty-day money back guarantee.