Adware is a sort of malware that’s not as sinister as system-destroying viruses or data-harvesting spyware. However, it can be just as annoying and invasive. It’s also used to execute unwanted tasks on your device, including recording your visits to certain locations and displaying advertising tailored to specific locations. Adware creators earn money by displaying ads that are targeted without the need to sell their product directly.
Adaware review, unlike many other similar products, only offers Windows protection. The free version is not compatible with Mac or iOS devices. It also offers 24/7 technical support for customers of its Total and Pro packages. The basic-only package provides the ability to monitor your behavior in real-time as well as automatic scanning of downloaded files as well as a robust firewall. It does not offer protection for web and email as well as any other features such as a shredder for files.
The software did well in the lab tests of AV-test. It was able to eliminate all known threats and block 97% of 0-day attacks. These scores are impressive but not as high as the top security suites.
If you choose to buy the top-of-the-line solution, Adaware Total, it’s worth noting that it’s currently 30% more expensive than its competitors. It’s because the company made the decision to stop providing multiple levels of protection and instead, bundle their tools into a single package. Although this means you’ll only receive one license, it does provide access to a vast array of PC security and privacy tools, including the elimination of tracking cookies optimization tools that speed up Windows boot times as well as the ability to block applications from accessing your camera or microphone.