Adware is a type of malware that’s not quite as threatening as system-destroying viruses or data-harvesting spyware. However, it can be equally irritating and intrusive. Adware can also perform unwanted tasks on your device. For example, it can record the places you visit and show ads that are specific to these locations. Adware creators earn money through the display of targeted advertisements without the need to sell the product directly.
Adaware review, unlike other competitors offers only Windows security. The free version doesn’t support Mac or iOS devices. It only provides 24/7 technical support to paid users of the Total and Pro packages. The basic-only package provides live-time monitoring of your behavior and antivirus, along with automatic scanning of downloads and a powerful firewall. It doesn’t offer email and web protection, or other features such as shredding files.
In AV-test’s lab tests the software performed very well. It managed to eliminate all the known threats it was tested against and block 97% of zero-day attacks. These scores are impressive, however they’re not as high than those of the top security suites.
If you opt to purchase the top-of-the line solution, Adaware Total, it’s worth noting that it’s currently 30 percent more expensive than competitors. The reason for this is that the company has made the decision to stop offering a variety of protection levels and instead bundle their tools into one package. This means that you only have one license, but you will be able to access a large collection of PC security and privacy features, such as the removal of tracking cookie, optimization tools to speed up Windows boot times, and the ability to prevent applications from accessing the camera or microphone.