Adware is one type of malware. It’s not as destructive as viruses that destroy systems or spyware that gathers data however, it can be as annoying and intrusive. It can also perform unwanted tasks on your device, like recording the places you go to and displaying ads specifically tailored to those specific locations. This is an excellent way for authors of adware to earn money without selling their product directly.
Unlike many competing products, Adaware Review offers only Windows security – the free version doesn’t support Mac or iOS devices. It only provides 24/7 technical support to users of the Total and Pro packages. The basic package provides real-time antivirus and behavior monitoring, along with automatic downloading and a robust fire barrier. It does not include protection for web and email as well as any other features such as a shredder for files.
The software did well in the tests in the lab of AV-test. It was able eliminate all known threats and block 97% of attacks with a 0-day duration. These numbers are impressive, however they’re not as high as the scores of the most popular security suites.
If you decide to purchase the top-of-the-line solution, Adaware Total, it’s worth noting that it’s currently 30% more expensive than its competitors. That’s because the company has decided to move away from providing multiple levels of protection and instead bundle their tools into one package. This means you only get one license but can access a wide range of privacy and PC maintenance features, including the removal of tracking cookie, optimization tools to speed up Windows boot times and the ability to prevent apps from accessing the camera or microphone.