Adware is a sort of malware that’s not as dangerous as system-destroying virus or data-harvesting spyware, but it’s just as infuriating and disruptive. Adware can also perform unwelcome tasks on your device. For instance, it can record the locations you visit to show ads that are specific to these locations. This is an excellent way for creators of adsware to earn money without selling their product directly.
Adaware review is, unlike other competitors, only offers Windows security. The free version does not work with Mac or iOS devices. It also only provides 24/7 technical support to paid users of its Pro and Total packages. The basic package comes with real-time antivirus and behavior monitoring, along with automatic scanning of downloaded files as well as a robust firewall. It does not offer protection for websites and emails or other additional features like a file shredder.
In the tests of AV-test’s labs the software performed very well. It managed to eliminate all the known threats it tested against and block 97% of zero-day attacks. These numbers are impressive, however they’re not as high as those of the leading security suites.
Adaware Total is currently 30% more expensive than the other competitors. This is due to the fact that the firm has decided to stop offering different levels of protection and instead bundles 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 cookie optimization tools to speed up Windows boot times, and the ability to block apps from accessing your microphone or camera.