Adware is a form of malware. It is not as malicious as viruses that destroy systems or spyware that collects information, but can be just as annoying and intrusive. It’s also commonly used to perform sites unwanted tasks on your device, like recording your visits to certain locations and displaying advertising tailored to specific locations. This is a great way for authors of adware to earn money without the need to sell their product directly.
In contrast to many other competing products, Adaware review provides only Windows security – the free version doesn’t even support Mac or iOS devices. It also offers 24/7 technical support for users of its Total and Pro packages. The basic-only package gives you the ability to monitor your behavior in real-time as well as automatic scans of downloads and a powerful firewall. It doesn’t offer protection for web and email as well as any other features such as a file shredder.
The program performed well in the tests in the lab of AV-test. It was able eliminate all known threats and block 97% of attacks of 0-day. These scores are impressive but not as high as the most effective security suites.
Adaware Total is currently 30 percent more expensive than other 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 only have one license, but you are able to access a wide range of PC protection and privacy features, including the removal of tracking cookies and optimization tools to speed up Windows boot time, and the ability to block apps from accessing the camera or microphone.