Adware is a form of malware that can be installed on your computer unknowingly. It then monitors your computer to see what you are searching for and display relevant advertising. This could result in a large number unwanted ads that can be extremely distracting and slow your PC. It also poses serious health, privacy and security risks. Adware can also be used to steal your personal information and sell it to advertisers.
Lavasoft the company that developed adaware, has been developing antivirus software for a long time and is a legit company. The program is easy to installation and doesn’t require you uninstall your current antivirus. Once it’s installed, you can run a speedy, full or custom scan from the main dashboard and run software updates.
Adaware offers three plans including free, Pro and Total. The free plan offers immediate protection against downloads and viruses but does not include advertising blockage. The Pro version is more comprehensive and includes unlimited technical support, email and web protection, as well as an effective firewall. It also comes with a file shredder, digital lock and parental controls.
Ad-aware was able block 95.4 percent in AV-Comparatives’ Real-World tests for protection but only 97% of zero-day test samples. These results may seem good but they’re not exactly impressive when compared against other top-rated antiviruses in the market. If you’re interested in purchasing this antivirus, there’s a 30-day money-back guarantee for both the Pro and Total versions.