Adaware Review – Does Ad-Aware Really Work?

Adware is a type of malware that can be downloaded onto your computer in a way that you are unaware of. It then monitors you to see what you are looking for and then display advertising relevant to the search results. This could result in a an overwhelming amount of ads which can be extremely distracting, and slow down your computer. It also can pose serious security, privacy and health threats to your health and security. Adware can also be used 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 legitimate company. The program is simple to install and does not require you to remove your existing antivirus. Once you’ve installed it, you can conduct a quick, thorough or custom scan, and then update the product on the main dashboard.

Adaware offers three plans that include free, Pro and Total. The free plan includes real-time protection and download security but does not include ads blocking. The Pro version includes unlimited tech support, email and web security as well as a robust fire wall. It also adds a file shredder, digital lock and parental controls.

In AV-Comparatives’ Real-World Protection Tests, Ad-aware managed to block 95.4 percent of malware, but only 97% during the zero-day tests for detection. These results may appear to be good, but they are not as impressive when compared to the top brands in the market. Both the Pro and Total versions of this antivirus come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.