Adware is a sort of malware that’s certainly not as threatening as system-destroying viruses or data-harvesting spyware, however it’s just as infuriating and disruptive. Adware can also perform unwanted tasks on your device. For instance it can be able to record the places you visit and show ads that are specific to these specific locations. This is a great method for authors of adware to earn money without having to sell their product directly.
As opposed to other similar products, Adaware Review offers only Windows security – the free version does not even support Mac or iOS devices. It also provides 24 hour technical support to paid users of its Pro and Total packages. The basic package comes with live-time monitoring of your behavior and antivirus and automatic scanning of downloads and a robust firewall. However, it does not include web and email protection or any extras like shredding files.
In the tests of AV-test’s labs the program performed well. It was able to eliminate all known threats it tested against and block 97% of zero-day attacks. These results are impressive, but not as impressive as best security suites.
If you decide to purchase the top-of-the line solution, Adaware Total, it’s worth noting that it’s 30 percent more expensive than its competitors. This is due to the fact that the company has decided to stop offering different levels of protection and instead bundle all of their tools into one package. This means that you only have one license, but you will be able to access a wide range of privacy and PC maintenance features, including the removal of tracking cookies, optimization tools to speed up Windows boot time and the ability to prevent applications from accessing the microphone or camera.