Adware is a type of malware that’s not quite as dangerous as system-destroying virus or data-harvesting spyware. However, it’s just as perplexing and invasive. Adware can also perform unwanted tasks on your device. For example, it can record the places you go to show ads that are specific to these locations. Adware creators can earn money by displaying ads that are targeted without the need to sell the product directly.
As opposed to other similar products, Adaware Review offers only Windows protection. The free version doesn’t support Mac or iOS devices. It only offers 24/7 technical support to users of the Pro and Total packages. The basic package provides real-time anti-virus and behavioral monitoring along with automatic downloading and a strong fire wall. However, it does not include email and web protection as well as any additional features, such as shredding files.
The program performed well in the lab tests of AV-test. It was able eliminate all known threats it 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% more expensive than the other competitors. That’s because the company has decided to move away from offering multiple tiers of protection and instead, bundle their tools into a single package. This means that you only have one license but can access a wide range of PC protection and privacy options, like the removal of tracking cookie, optimization tools to speed up Windows boot times and the ability to prevent apps from accessing your microphone or camera.