26 Aug Adaware Review – Does Ad-Aware Really Work?
Adware is a type malware that can be downloaded onto your computer in a way that you are unaware of. It will then track you to see what you are looking for and display ads related to the search results. This can result in many unwanted advertisements that can be extremely distracting and slow down your computer. It can also pose serious security health, privacy, and security threats to your health and security. Adware can also be used to steal data from you and sell it to advertisers.
The company behind Adaware is Lavasoft which has been around for a long time, and is the creator of legitimate antivirus software solutions. It is easy to install and does not require you to delete your existing antivirus. After installation, you are able to perform a quick, full or custom scan, and update the software on the main dashboard.
There are three plans offered with Adaware: free, Pro and Total. The free version includes real-time protection and download protection but does not include an blocking ads. The Pro version is more robust and comes with unlimited tech support as well as email and web security as well as a powerful firewall. It also includes the digital lock, a parental control and file shredder.
In the AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Tests, Ad-aware could block 95.4% of malware, but only 97% in zero-day detection tests. The results might appear good, but they are not as impressive when compared to other top-rated antiviruses in the market. If you’re considering purchasing this antivirus, there is a standard 30-day money-back guarantee for both the Pro and Total versions.