Adware is a type malware that can be installed on your computer in a way that you are unaware of. It can then spy on you to see what you search for and then display ads that are you can find out more related to those searches. This can result in a an overwhelming amount of ads that can be very distracting and slow your PC. It also poses serious privacy, health and security threats. Adware is also able to steal data from you and sell it to advertisers.
The company behind adaware is Lavasoft that has been in operation for a long time and has developed legitimate antivirus software solutions. The program is easy to install and doesn’t require you to delete your current antivirus. Once it’s installed, you can run a speedy full or custom scan from the main dashboard, and then run software updates.
There are three plans to choose from with adaware, including free, Pro and Total. The free plan includes real-time protection, download protection however it does not include the ad blocker. The Pro version includes unlimited tech support, email and web security and a robust fire wall. It also includes a file shredder, digital lock, and parental controls.
Ad-aware blocked 95.4% in AV-Comparatives Real-World test for protection, but only 97% of zero-day test samples. While these results may seem good, they’re not exactly impressive when compared to the leaders in the industry. If you’re interested in purchasing this antivirus, there is a 30-day money-back assurance for both the Pro and Total versions.