Adware is a kind of malware that’s not as harmful as system-destroying viruses or data-harvesting spyware, however it’s equally irritating and intrusive. Adware can also perform unwanted tasks on your device. For instance it can be able to record the locations you visit to show ads that are specific to these specific locations. Adware creators can earn revenue through the display of targeted advertisements without the need to sell the product directly.
Contrary to other products, Adaware Review offers only Windows protection. The free version isn’t compatible with Mac or iOS devices. It also offers 24/7 technical support for paid users of its Total and Pro packages. The basic package provides real-time security and behavior monitoring along with automatic downloading as well as a strong fire wall. It doesn’t include protection for web and email, or any other extras such as a shredder for files.
In the tests conducted by AV-test’s lab the program performed well. It was able eliminate all the known threats it tested against and block 97% of zero-day attacks. These numbers are impressive, but they’re not as impressive as those of the leading security suites.
Adaware Total is currently 30% more expensive than the competitors. This is due to the fact that the company has decided to stop offering different levels of protection, and instead bundles all their tools into one bundle. This means that you’ll only get one license, it will provide access to a huge collection of privacy and PC maintenance tools, including the elimination of tracking cookies, optimization tools for speeding up Windows boot times, as well as the ability to block apps from accessing your camera or microphone.