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Adaware Review – Does Ad-Aware Really Work?

Adware is a form of malware that can be downloaded onto your computer without knowing. It will then track your computer to determine what you are searching for and display relevant ads. This can result in large number unwanted ads which can be extremely distracting and slow your PC. It can also pose serious health, privacy and security risks. Adware can be used to take your personal information and then sell it to marketers.

The company behind adaware is Lavasoft which has been in existence for a long time and has developed legitimate antivirus software solutions. It is a simple installation and doesn’t require you remove your current antivirus. After it’s installed you can perform a quick complete or custom scan from the main dashboard and execute product updates.

There are three plans that come with Adaware: free, Pro and Total. The free plan includes real-time protection and download security but does not include advertising blockage. The Pro version comes with unlimited tech support, email and web security and a robust fire wall. It also comes with a file shredder, digital lock and parental controls.

In the AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Tests, Ad-aware managed to block 95.4% of malware, but only 97% in zero-day detection tests. These results might seem impressive, but they are not as impressive when compared to the leaders in the industry. Both the Pro and Total versions of this antivirus come with a 30 day money back guarantee.


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