Adware is a type of malware. It’s not as harmful as viruses that destroy systems or spyware that stores data but it is just as annoying and intrusive. Adware can also perform unwelcome tasks on your device. For instance it could record the places you go to display advertising tailored to these areas. This is an excellent way for adware authors to earn money without the need to sell their product directly.
Unlike many competing products, Adaware Review offers only Windows protection – the free version isn’t compatible with Mac or iOS devices. It provides 24/7 technical support to paid users of the Pro and Total packages. The basic-only version of the package offers real-time antivirus and behavior monitoring as well as automatic scanning of downloads and a robust firewall. However, it does not include email and web protection, nor any additional features, such as a file shredder.
The software did well in the tests in the lab of AV-test. It was able to eliminate all known threats and block 97% attacks of 0-day. These scores are impressive, however they’re not as high as those of the leading security suites.
If you decide to purchase the top-tier solution, Adaware Total, it’s worth noting that it’s currently 30% more expensive than its competitors. The reason for this is that the company has made the decision to stop offering a variety of protection levels and instead, bundle their tools into a single package. Although you’ll only have one license, it will provide access to a huge collection of privacy and PC maintenance tools, including the removal of tracking cookies, optimization tools for speeding up Windows boot times, as well as the ability to block applications from accessing your camera or microphone.