Adware is a form of malware that’s not quite as dangerous as system-destroying virus or data-harvesting spyware, but it can be equally irritating and intrusive. Adware is also used to perform unwelcome tasks on your device. For example it can be able to record the locations you visit to display advertising tailored to these locations. Adware authors can earn money by displaying ads that are targeted without the need to sell their product directly.
Adaware review, unlike other similar products offers only Windows security. The free version does not support Mac or iOS devices. It also offers 24/7 technical support for customers of its Total and Pro packages. The basic package comes with real-time antivirus and behavior monitoring, along with automatic downloading and a robust fire barrier. It doesn’t offer email and web protection, or additional features like a file shredder.
The software did well in the lab tests of AV-test. It was able to eliminate all known threats it was tested against and block 97% of 0-day attacks. These scores are impressive, however not as impressive as best security suites.
Adaware Total is currently 30% more expensive than the other competitors. That’s because the company has decided to move away from offering multiple tiers of protection and instead bundle their tools into a single package. This means that you only have one license but you can avail a wide array of PC security and privacy features, including the removal of tracking cookies optimization tools to speed up Windows boot times and the ability to block apps from accessing the microphone or camera.