Adaware Review – Does Ad-Aware Really Work?
Adware is a kind of malware that is installed on your computer without your knowledge. It will then track your computer to determine what you are searching for and display relevant advertising. This can lead to an abundance of unwelcome ads that could be distracting and slow down your computer. It also poses serious security as well as health and privacy risks. Adware can be used to steal data from you and sell it to marketers.
The company behind adaware is Lavasoft which has been around for a long time and has developed legitimate antivirus software solutions. The program is simple to installation process and doesn’t require you uninstall your existing antivirus. After it’s installed you can run a fast complete or custom scan from the main dashboard and run the necessary updates to your product.
Adaware offers three plans: free, Pro, and Total. The free plan offers real-time protection, download security but does not have an blocking ads. The Pro version is more complete and includes unlimited tech support, email and web protection as well as a powerful firewall. It also includes a document shredder, digital lock, and parental controls.
In AV-Comparatives’ Real-World Security Tests, Ad-aware managed to block 95.4 percent of malware samples, but only 97% during the zero-day detection tests. The results might appear good, but they are not that impressive when compared to the best in the field. If you’re considering purchasing this antivirus, there is a standard 30-day money-back guarantee for both the Pro and Total versions.