Adware is a kind of malware that isn’t quite as dangerous as system-destroying virus or data-harvesting spyware, however it can be just as annoying and invasive. Adware can also perform unwanted tasks on your device. For instance it can be able to record the places you go to show ads that are specific to these areas. Adware authors can earn money by displaying targeted ads 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 also only provides 24/7 technical support to paid users of its Pro and Total packages. The basic-only package provides the ability to monitor your behavior in real-time as well as automatic scanning of downloads and a powerful firewall. It does not offer web and email protection as well as any other features such as a shredder for files.
In the lab tests conducted by AV-test the program performed well. It was able remove all known threats and block 97% of attacks with a 0-day duration. These numbers are impressive, however they’re not as high as the scores of the most popular security suites.
Adaware Total is currently 30% more expensive than the competition. This is because the company decided to stop offering multiple levels of protection and instead, bundle all their tools into one package. This means that you only have one license but can access a large collection of PC maintenance and privacy options, including the removal of tracking cookies, optimization tools to speed up Windows boot times, and the ability to block apps from accessing your microphone or camera.