Adaware Review – Does Ad-Aware Really Work?

Adware is a kind of malware that is installed on your computer without awareness. It can then spy on you to see what you are looking for and then display ads that are related to the search results. This could result in a large number unwanted ads which can be extremely distracting and slow your PC. It also can pose serious security, privacy and health dangers. Adware can also be used to steal your personal information and sell it to advertisers.

Lavasoft is the company behind Adaware has been developing antivirus software for a long time and is a legitimate company. The program is simple to install and does not require you to uninstall your existing antivirus. Once installed, you can conduct a quick, thorough or custom scan and then update the product by accessing the main dashboard.

Adaware offers three plans that include free, Pro and Total. The free plan offers real-time protection, download protection, but not the ad blocker. The Pro version is more complete and comes with unlimited tech support, web and email protection and a strong firewall. It also includes a file shredder, digital lock, and parental controls.

Ad-aware was able to block 95.4% in AV-Comparatives Real-World protection tests however it could only block 97% of zero-day samples. Although these numbers may seem adequate, they’re far from being impressive when compared with the best in the industry. If you’re considering purchasing this antivirus, there is a 30-day money-back guarantee for both the Pro and Total versions.

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