Adaware Review – Does Ad-Aware Really Work?

Posted on: August 27th, 2023 by Cathy Caldwell No Comments

Adware is a form of malware that can be installed on your computer unknowingly. It can then spy on your computer to determine the things you search for, and then show ads that are relevant to those searches. This can result in a numerous unwanted ads that can be extremely distracting and slow your PC. It can also pose serious privacy, health and security risks. Adware can also be used to steal your personal information and sell it to advertisers.

The company behind adaware is Lavasoft which has been in existence for a long time, and is the creator of legitimate antivirus software solutions. It is a simple installation process and doesn’t require you delete your current antivirus. Once it is installed, you can run a fast full or custom scan from the main dashboard, and then run the necessary updates to your product.

Adaware offers three plans that include free, Pro and Total. The free plan comes with real-time protection, download security but does not include an the ad blocker. The Pro version is more comprehensive and comes with unlimited tech support as well as email and web security as well as a strong firewall. It also adds a file shredder, digital lock, and parental controls.

Ad-aware was able block 95.4 percent of AV-Comparatives’ real-world test for protection but only 97% of zero-day test samples. These results might seem impressive, but they are not exactly impressive when compared against the leaders in the industry. Both the Pro and Total versions of this antivirus come with a thirty-day money back guarantee.