Adaware Review – Does Ad-Aware Really Work?
Adware is a kind of malware that can be installed on your computer unknowingly. It then monitors you to see what you search for and display ads related to the search results. This can lead to a huge amount of unwanted advertisements that can be very distracting and slow your computer. It also poses serious security health, privacy and privacy risks. Adware is a tool that can take your personal information and sell it to marketers.
Lavasoft is the company behind Adaware has been developing antivirus software for years and is a legitimate company. It is a simple installation process and doesn’t require you delete your current antivirus. Once it’s installed, you can run a fast full or custom scan from the main dashboard and run the necessary updates to your product.
There are three plans offered with Adaware: free, Pro and Total. The free plan includes immediate protection against downloads and viruses but does not include advertising blockage. The Pro version is more complete and includes unlimited tech support, email and web protection, as well as a robust firewall. It also includes an electronic lock, parental control and a file shredder.
In the AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Tests, Ad-aware was able to block 95.4 percent of malware samples but only 97% of malware samples in the zero-day detection tests. These results might seem impressive however they’re not exactly impressive when compared against other top-rated antiviruses in the market. Both the Pro and Total versions of this antivirus come with a thirty-day money back guarantee.