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Adaware Review – Does Ad-Aware Really Work?

Adware is a form of malware that can be downloaded onto your computer unknowingly. It will then track your computer to determine what you are looking for and display relevant advertising. This can result in a an overwhelming site amount of ads which can be extremely distracting and slow your computer. It can also pose serious security health, privacy and privacy risks. Adware can be used to collect data from you and then sell it to marketers.

The company behind adaware is Lavasoft which has been in existence for many years and has been developing legitimate antivirus software solutions. The program is easy to installation process and doesn’t require you uninstall your current antivirus. Once installed, you can run a quick, complete or custom scan and update the software from the main dashboard.

There are three plans offered with adaware: free, Pro and Total. The free plan offers real-time protection as well as download protection but does not include ads blocking. The Pro version provides unlimited tech support, email and web security as well as a robust fire wall. It also includes the digital lock, a parental control, and a file shredder.

In AV-Comparatives’ real-world Protection Tests, Ad-aware could block 95.4% of malware, but only 97% in zero-day tests for detection. While these results may appear acceptable, they’re not impressive when compared to the top performers in the field. Both the Pro and Total versions of this antivirus come with a 30 day money-back guarantee.

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