Adaware Review – Does Ad-Aware Really Work?

Adware is a form of malware that can be downloaded onto your computer in a way that you are unaware of. It can then monitor you to see the things you search for, and then display advertising relevant to the search results. This can result in an abundance of unwanted advertisements that can be very distracting and slow down your computer. It could also pose serious privacy, health and security threats. Adware can be used to collect data from you and sell it to marketers.

Lavasoft is the company behind Adaware, has been working on antivirus software for a long time and is a legitimate company. It is a simple installation and doesn’t demand that you uninstall your current antivirus. Once it is installed, it can run a rapid, full or custom scan from the main dashboard, and then run software updates.

Adaware offers three plans that include free, Pro and Total. The free version includes real-time protection and download protection but does not have an the ad blocker. The Pro version is more comprehensive and comes with unlimited tech support, email and web protection, as well as a strong firewall. It also includes an electronic lock, a parental control and file shredder.

In AV-Comparatives’ real-world Protection Tests, Adware managed to block 95.4 percent of malware samples but only 97% during the zero-day tests for detection. While these results might seem acceptable, they’re not exactly impressive in comparison to the top contenders in the industry. If you’re thinking of purchasing this antivirus, there is an ordinary 30-day money back guarantee for both the Pro and Total versions.

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