Adaware Review – Does Ad-Aware Really Work?

Adware is a type of malware that can be downloaded onto your computer unknowingly. It will then track your computer to discover what you are looking for and display relevant advertisements. This can lead to a an overwhelming amount of ads that can be very distracting and slow your computer. It can also pose serious privacy, health and security threats. Adware can be used to collect data from you and then sell it to marketers.

The company behind adaware is Lavasoft which has been around for a long time, and is the creator of legitimate antivirus software solutions. The program is simple to install and doesn’t require you to remove your existing antivirus. Once installed, you can perform a quick, full or custom scan and then update the product on the main dashboard.

Adaware offers three plans including free, Pro and Total. The free plan offers real-time protection as well as download protection but does not include ads blocking. The Pro version is more extensive and comes with unlimited tech support, as well as email and web security as well as an effective firewall. It also comes with a file shredder, digital lock, and parental controls.

In the AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Tests, Ad-aware managed to block 95.4% of malware, but only 97% of malware samples in the zero-day detection tests. Although these numbers may seem acceptable, they’re not impressive when compared with the best in the field. If you’re thinking of purchasing this antivirus, there is a 30-day money-back guarantee for both the Pro and Total versions.

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