Adware is a form of malware that is installed on your system without your knowledge. It will then track your computer to determine the things you search for, and then show ads that are relevant to those searches. This could result in a large number of unwanted ads which can be very distracting and slow down your computer. It also can pose serious security health, privacy, and security risk. Adware is a tool that can steal data from you and then sell it to marketers.

Lavasoft the company that developed Adaware, has been creating antivirus software for a long time and is a legit company. The program is easy to installation and doesn’t demand that you remove your current antivirus. Once it’s installed, you can run a speedy full or custom scan from the main dashboard and run product updates.

Adaware offers three plans that include free, Pro and Total. The free version includes real-time protection, download security, but not the ad blocker. The Pro version is more complete and includes unlimited technical support, web and email protection and an effective firewall. It also includes an electronic lock, a parental control and a file shredder.

Ad-aware could block 95.4 percent of the AV-Comparatives real-world testing however it could only block 97% of zero-day test samples. These results may my explanation seem good but they’re not that impressive when compared to the top brands in the market. Both the Pro and Total versions of this antivirus come with a 30-day money back guarantee.