Adware is a type malware that is installed on your computer with no awareness. It can then spy on you to find out what you are searching for and display ads related to the search results. This can result in many unwelcome ads that could be distracting and slow down your computer. It can also pose serious health, privacy and security threats. Adware is also able to steal data from you and sell it to advertisers.
Lavasoft is the company behind Adaware, has been working on antivirus software for a long time and is a reputable company. The program has a straightforward installation and doesn’t require that you remove your current antivirus. Once the program is installed, it can run a rapid complete or custom scan from the main dashboard and run the necessary updates to your product.
Adaware offers three plans which include Pro, free, and Total. The free plan comes with real-time protection, download security but does not include an the ad blocker. The Pro version is more extensive and comes with unlimited tech support, as well as web and email protection and a strong firewall. It also includes a document shredder, digital lock and parental controls.
Ad-aware was able to block 95.4 percent in AV-Comparatives’ Real-World testing however it could only block 97% of zero day samples. These results may seem good, but they are not impressive when compared with the best in www.programworld.org/windows-defender-review the field. If you’re interested in purchasing this antivirus, there is a standard 30-day money-back guarantee for both the Pro and Total versions.