Adware is a form of malware that can be downloaded onto your computer without you knowing. It will then track your computer to find out what you are searching for and then show relevant ads. This could lead to many unwelcome ads that could be extremely distracting and slow down your computer. It can also pose serious security, privacy and health dangers. Adware can also be used to steal your information and sell it to advertisers.
Lavasoft the company that developed Adaware, has been working on antivirus software for a long time and is a legitimate company. It is easy to install and does not need you to uninstall your existing antivirus. Once installed, you can perform a quick, full or custom scan and update the product from the main dashboard.
Adaware offers three plans including free, Pro and Total. The free plan offers real-time protection and download protection but does not include an ad blocker. The Pro version is more complete and comes with unlimited technical support, email and web protection, as well as a robust firewall. It also comes with an electronic lock, a parental control, and a file shredder.
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. Although these numbers may seem good, they're far from impressive when compared to the top performers in the industry. If you're interested in buying this antivirus, there's an ordinary 30-day money back guarantee for both the Pro and Total versions.