Adware is a type of malware. It is not as harmful as viruses that damage systems or spyware that collects data, but can be just as intrusive and annoying. It can also execute unwanted tasks on your device, including recording the locations you visit and displaying advertising tailored to specific locations. Adware authors can earn money by displaying targeted ads without the need to sell their product directly.
As opposed to other similar products, Adaware review provides only Windows protection. The free version doesn’t even support Mac or iOS devices. It also offers 24/7 technical support for customers of its Total and Pro packages. The basic-only package provides real-time security and behavior monitoring as well as automatic scans of downloads and a powerful firewall. It does not include web and email protection or other additional features such as a shredder for files.
The program performed well in the AV-test lab tests. It was able eliminate all the known threats it was tested against and block 97% of zero-day attacks. These are impressive, but not as high as the most effective security suites.
If you decide to buy the top-of-the-line solution, Adaware Total, it’s worth noting that it’s currently 30 percent more expensive than competitors. It’s because the company taken the decision to stop offering a variety of protection levels and instead, bundle their tools into a single package. This means you only get one license, but you will be able to access a large collection of PC maintenance and privacy features, including the removal of tracking cookie optimization tools to speed up Windows boot times and the ability to prevent apps from accessing your camera or microphone.