Adware is a form of malware. It’s not as harmful as viruses that cause system damage or spyware that collects information but it is just as annoying and disruptive. It’s also commonly used to perform unwanted tasks on your device, for instance, recording the locations you visit and displaying ads specifically tailored to specific locations. This is an excellent way for adware creators to earn money without the need to sell their product directly.
Adaware review, in contrast to other products that compete does not offer Windows security. The free version does not support Mac or iOS devices. It provides 24 hour technical support to users of the Pro and Total packages. The basic-only package gives you the ability to monitor your behavior in real-time as well as automatic scanning of downloaded files and a strong firewall. It does not include email and web protection or any other extras like a file shredder.
In the tests of AV-test’s labs the software performed very well. It was able to eliminate all the known threats it tested against and block 97% of 0-day attacks. These scores are impressive but not as impressive as most powerful security suites.
If you opt to purchase the top-of-the line solution, Adaware Total, it’s worth noting that it’s 30% more expensive than its competitors. This is because the company has chosen to stop providing multiple levels of protection and instead, bundle their tools into one package. This means you will only receive one license but you can access a variety of privacy and PC maintenance features, including the removal of tracking cookie, optimization tools to speed up Windows boot times, and the ability to block apps from accessing the microphone or camera.