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ad·ware

 (ăd′wâr′)
n.
Software downloaded from the internet that displays advertisements on personal computers, often without the user's permission.

adware

(ˈædˌwɛə)
n
1. (Computer Science) a type of computer software that collects information about a user's browsing patterns in order to display relevant advertisements in his or her Web browser
2. (Computer Science) computer software that is given to a user with advertisements already embedded
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Lavasoft specializes in providing anti-malware and privacy software including the award winning Ad-Aware product with almost half a billion downloads.
June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BluePrint Data, the leader in high quality, OEM, integratable Internet Filtering and Parental Control security solutions, and Lavasoft, the original anti-malware company announced the integration of BluePrint Data's URL Content Filtering for Parental Controls and Internet Filtering for business into the Lavasoft's Ad-Aware Total Security product.
For years, removing adware has been the jobof Lavasoft's Ad-aware.
I am aware that I may be falling into the trap of someone wanting to benefit from selling the antidote, a package called Ad-aware, which can be freely downloaded from www.
MONTREAL -- Lavasoft, the original anti-malware company, today announced new major capabilities within its award-winning Ad-Aware anti-malware software.
The company's latest launch of free Ad-Aware Antivirus version 11, rather than bringing all the functions into one place, has seen them separating each feature and locating them under specific categories.
This partnership with ID Watchdog allows us to instantly and seamlessly extend the protection delivered in Ad-Aware to offer customers the most reliable online security protection.
The removal method that seems to work is to download Ad-Aware (www.
Of those who used existing enterprise software there was no clear market leader, although 75% of respondents admitted to distrusting Lavasoft's Ad-Aware after it de-listed WhenU as spyware, Sunbelt said.
Latest Version of Ad-Aware Offers World's Most Robust URL Scanning System; Integration with ID Watchdog Provides Identity Theft and Credit Report Monitoring
Founded in 1999, Lavasoft is "the original anti-spyware company," with over 400 million downloads worldwide for the flagship Ad-Aware product.
Based on heuristic, Ad-Aware Free Internet Security reinforced its malware real-time protection functionality.