Adware is a type 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 ads related to those searches. This can result in an overwhelming amount of ads that can be extremely distracting, and slow down your computer. It can also pose serious security, privacy and health threats to your health and security. Adware is a tool that can take your personal information and then sell it to marketers.

The company behind adaware is Lavasoft which has been around for a long time, and is the creator of legitimate antivirus software solutions. The program is easy to installation process and doesn’t require you uninstall your current antivirus. Once installed, you’ll be able to perform a quick, comprehensive or custom scan and update the program via the main dashboard.

There are three plans to choose from that include adaware: free Pro and Total. The free plan offers real-time protection, download security but does not include an the ad blocker. The Pro version is more extensive and includes unlimited technical support, email and web protection as well as an effective firewall. It also comes with the digital lock, a parental control and file shredder.

In AV-Comparatives’ Real-World Security Tests, Ad-aware managed to block 95.4% of malware, but only 97% of malware samples in the zero-day tests for detection. These results may appear to be good, but they are not as 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.