Adaware Review – Does Ad-Aware Really Work?

Adware is a type of malware that is installed on your computer without your awareness. It can then spy on you to see the things you search for, and then show ads that are relevant to the search results. This can result in huge amount of unwanted advertisements that can be extremely distracting, and slow down your computer. It can also pose serious privacy, health and security threats. Adware is also able to steal your personal information and sell it to advertisers.

Lavasoft is the company behind Adaware, has been working on antivirus software for years and is a legitimate business. It is easy to install and does not need you to uninstall your current antivirus. Once the program is installed, you can run a speedy custom or full scan from the main dashboard and execute software updates.

There are three plans available with Adaware: free, Pro and Total. The free version offers real-time protection as well as download protection but does not include ads blocking. The Pro version provides unlimited tech support, email and web security, and a robust fire wall. It also comes with the digital lock, a parental control, and a file shredder.

In AV-Comparatives’ real-world Protection Tests, Ad-aware was able to block 95.4 percent of malware-related samples, but only 97% in the zero-day detection tests. These results may appear to be good but they’re not exactly impressive when compared against other top-rated antiviruses in the market. If you’re interested in buying this antivirus, there’s a 30-day money-back assurance for both the Pro and Total versions.

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