Adware is a kind of malware that is installed on your computer without awareness. It will then track your activities to discover what visit the site you search for and then display advertising relevant to the search results. This could result in a numerous unwanted ads that can be extremely distracting and slow your PC. It could also pose serious privacy, health and security threats. Adware can be used to collect 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 business. The program is easy to install and does not require you to delete your existing antivirus. Once it’s installed, you can run a fast complete or custom scan from the main dashboard, and then run product updates.
Adaware offers three plans including free, Pro and Total. The free plan provides real-time protection and download protection but does not include advertising blockage. The Pro version is more extensive and comes with unlimited technical support, web and email protection and a strong firewall. It also includes a digital lock, a file shredder and parental controls.
In the AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Tests, Adware managed to block 95.4% of malware, but only 97% in the zero-day detection tests. The results might appear good however they’re not impressive when compared with the top brands in the market. If you’re interested in purchasing this antivirus, there’s a 30-day money-back guarantee for both the Pro and Total versions.