Adware is a form of malware that’s certainly not as sinister as system-destroying viruses or spyware that harvest data, but it’s just as irritating and intrusive. Adware is also used to perform unwelcome tasks on your device. For example it could record the places you visit in order to display advertising tailored to these areas. This is a great way for authors of adware to earn money without selling their product directly.
Contrary to other products, adaware review offers only Windows protection – the free version doesn’t support Mac or iOS devices. It also provides 24 hour technical support for paid users of its Pro and Total packages. The basic-only package gives you live-time monitoring of your behavior and antivirus and automatic scanning of downloaded files as well as a robust firewall. However, it doesn’t provide email and web protection, nor other features such as a file shredder.
The software performed well during the tests in the lab of AV-test. It was able to eliminate all the known threats it was tested against and block 97% of zero-day attacks. These results are impressive, but not as high as the most effective 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 because the company has taken the decision to stop offering a variety of protection levels and instead bundle their tools into a single package. This means that you only have one license, but you are able to avail a wide array of PC protection and privacy options, including the removal of tracking cookie optimization tools to speed up Windows boot times and the ability to block applications from accessing the camera or microphone.