Adware is a kind of malware that is installed on your system board portal management software without your knowledge. It can then spy on your activities to discover what you are looking for and then display ads that are related to the search results. This can lead to a numerous unwanted ads that can be very distracting and slow your computer. It can also pose serious security, privacy and health dangers. Adware is a tool that can take your personal information and sell it to marketers.

The company behind Adaware is Lavasoft that has been around for many years and has been developing legitimate antivirus software solutions. The program is simple to installation and doesn’t require that you uninstall your current antivirus. After installation, you are able to run a quick, complete, or custom scan and update the software on the main dashboard.

There are three plans to choose from with adaware: free, Pro and Total. The free plan offers real-time protection and download protection but does not have an blocking ads. The Pro version comes with unlimited tech assistance, web and email security and a robust fire wall. It also includes a document shredder, digital lock and parental controls.

In the AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection Tests, Ad-aware could block 95.4 percent of malware-related samples, but only 97% in the zero-day tests for detection. The results might appear good but they’re not that impressive when compared to other top-rated antiviruses in the market. If you’re interested in buying this antivirus, there’s a standard 30-day money-back guarantee for both the Pro and Total versions.