Adware is one kind of malware. It’s not as harmful as viruses that can destroy systems or spyware that stores data, but can be just as annoying and intrusive. Adware is also used to perform unwelcome tasks on your device. For example it could record the places you visit in order to display advertisements that are targeted to these areas. This is a great method for adware authors to earn money without selling their product directly.
In contrast to many other competing products, Adaware Review offers only Windows protection – the free version doesn’t support Mac or iOS devices. It also offers 24/7 technical support for paid users of its Total and Pro packages. The basic-only package provides live-time monitoring of your behavior and antivirus as well as automatic scanning of downloaded files and a strong firewall. It does not offer protection for websites and emails as well as any other features such as a file shredder.
The software performed well in the AV-test lab tests. It was able to eliminate all known threats and block 97% of attacks that are 0-day. These results are impressive, but not as impressive as most powerful security suites.
If you decide 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 due to the fact that the company decided to stop offering multiple levels of protection and instead, bundle all their tools into one bundle. This means that you’ll only get one license, it does give you access to a huge collection of PC security and privacy tools, including the elimination of tracking cookies optimization tools to speed up Windows boot times, and the ability to disable apps from accessing your camera or microphone.