Adware is a kind of malware that is installed on your computer without your awareness. It then monitors your activities to discover the things you search for, and then display ads that are related to those searches. This can lead to a large number unwanted ads that can be extremely distracting and slow your PC. It could also pose serious health, privacy and security threats. Adware can be used to collect data from you and sell it to marketers.

Lavasoft, the company behind Adaware has been developing antivirus software for a long time and is a reputable company. The program is easy to install and doesn’t need you to uninstall your current antivirus. Once it’s installed, you can perform a quick, full or custom scan from the main dashboard, and then run the necessary updates to your product.

There are three plans available with adaware: free, Pro and Total. The free plan includes real-time protection, download protection but does not include an the ad blocker. The Pro version offers unlimited tech support, web and email security, and a robust fire wall. It also includes a file shredder, digital lock and parental controls.

In AV-Comparatives’ real-world Protection Tests, Adware managed to block 95.4 percent of malware samples but only 97% of malware samples in the zero-day detection tests. The results might appear good, but they are not as impressive when compared to other top-rated antiviruses in the market. If you’re considering purchasing this antivirus, there is an ordinary 30-day money back guarantee for both the Pro and Total versions.