Adware is a type of malware. It’s not as malicious as viruses that can destroy systems or spyware that stores data but it is just as disruptive and annoying. It can also perform unwelcome tasks on your device, like recording the locations you visit and displaying ads specifically tailored to those specific locations. This is a great way for adware creators to earn money without selling their product directly.
Contrary to other products, adaware review gives only Windows protection. The free version doesn’t even support Mac or iOS devices. It only offers 24 hour technical support to users of the Total and Pro packages. The basic package includes real-time anti-virus and behavioral monitoring, along with automatic downloading and a robust fire barrier. It doesn’t offer protection for websites and emails as well as any other features like a file shredder.
In AV-test’s lab tests the software performed very well. It was able to eliminate all known threats and block 97% of attacks that are 0-day. These scores are impressive, but they’re not as impressive as those of the top security suites.
Adaware Total is currently 30 percent more expensive than rival. The reason for this is that the company has chosen to stop offering a variety of protection levels and instead, bundle their tools into one package. While this means that you’ll only receive one license, it will give you access to an array of privacy and PC maintenance tools, including the elimination of tracking cookies optimization tools that speed up Windows boot times as well as the ability to block apps from accessing your microphone or camera.