Adware is one type of malware. It’s not as malicious as viruses that cause system damage or spyware that stores data, but can be just as disruptive and annoying. Adware can also perform unwanted tasks on your device. For instance, it can record the places you visit and display advertisements that are targeted to these areas. Adware authors can earn money by displaying targeted ads without the need to sell the product directly.
Contrary to other products, Adaware Review offers only Windows security – the free version doesn’t even support Mac or iOS devices. It only provides 24/7 technical support for users of the Total and Pro packages. The basic package comes with live-time monitoring of your behavior and antivirus as well as automatic scans of downloaded files and a strong firewall. It doesn’t offer email best internet security and web protection, nor other features such as shredding files.
The software did well in the tests in the lab of AV-test. It was able to remove all known threats and block 97% attacks with a 0-day duration. These scores are impressive but not as impressive as best security suites.
If you decide to buy 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 has decided to stop offering different levels of protection, and instead bundle all their tools into one package. Although you’ll only be able to purchase one license, it does provide access to a huge collection of PC 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 microphone or camera.