Adware is a type of malware. It is not as dangerous as viruses that can destroy systems or spyware that stores data however it can be just as annoying and intrusive. It’s also often used to perform unwanted tasks on your device, for instance, recording the locations you visit and displaying ads specifically tailored to 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 support Mac or iOS devices. It also only provides 24/7 technical support for users of its Pro and Total packages. The basic-only version of the package offers real-time antivirus and behavior monitoring as well as automatic scanning of downloads and a robust firewall. It doesn’t offer email and web protection, or other features such as a file shredder.
In the lab tests conducted by AV-test, the software performed well. It was able eliminate all known threats it was tested against and block 97% of zero-day attacks. These scores are impressive, but they’re not as impressive as those of the leading security suites.
Adaware Total is currently 30 percent more expensive than other competitors. This is because the company decided to stop offering multiple levels of protection, and instead, bundle all their tools into one package. Although you’ll only be able to purchase one license, it will give you access to an array of PC security and privacy tools, including the removal of tracking cookies optimization tools for speeding up Windows boot times as well as the ability to disable apps from accessing your camera or microphone.