Adware is a kind of malware that can be downloaded onto your computer in a way that you are unaware of. It then monitors you to find out what you are searching for and display ads related to the search results. This could lead to an abundance of unwanted ads which can be distracting and slow down your computer. It also poses serious health, privacy and security threats. Adware is a tool that can steal data from you and sell it to marketers.
Lavasoft the company that developed adaware, has been developing antivirus software for years and is a legitimate company. The program has a straightforward installation process and doesn’t require you uninstall your current antivirus. After it’s installed you can run a fast complete or custom scan from the main dashboard, and then run software updates.
There are three plans that come with adaware: free, Pro and Total. The free plan offers real-time protection, download protection, but not ad blocker. The Pro version comes with unlimited tech support, web and email security and a robust fire wall. It also includes an electronic lock, file shredder and parental controls.
In AV-Comparatives’ Real-World Protection Tests, Adware managed to block 95.4% of malware samples, but only 97% of malware samples in the zero-day tests for detection. While these results may appear acceptable, they’re not impressive when compared to the leaders in the industry. If you’re considering purchasing this antivirus, there is an ordinary 30-day money back guarantee for both the Pro and Total versions.