Adware is a form of malware that’s not quite as harmful as system-destroying viruses or data-harvesting spyware, however it can be equally perplexing and invasive. Adware is also used to perform unwelcome tasks on your device. For instance it could record the places you visit in order to 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 products that compete does not offer Windows security. The free version does not work with Mac or iOS devices. It also provides 24/7 technical support to paid users of its Total and Pro packages. The basic-only package provides real-time security and behavior monitoring as well as automatic scanning of downloaded files as well as a robust firewall. It doesn’t offer email and web protection or any other extras such as a file shredder.
In the tests of AV-test’s labs the software performed very well. It was able to remove all known threats and block 97% of attacks with a 0-day duration. These numbers are impressive, however they’re not as impressive as those of the leading security suites.
Adaware Total is currently 30% more expensive than the rival. This is because the company has chosen to stop offering different levels of protection and instead, bundle their tools into one package. This means you only get one license but can access a variety of privacy and PC maintenance options, including the removal of tracking cookies optimization tools that speed up Windows boot time, and the ability to block apps from accessing your microphone or camera.