Adware is one type of malware. It is not as harmful as viruses that cause system damage or spyware that stores data however it can be just as disruptive and annoying. It can also perform unwanted tasks on your device, including recording your visits to certain locations and then displaying advertisements that are targeted to those locations. Adware creators earn money by displaying ads that are targeted without having to sell the product directly.
Unlike many competing products, Adaware review provides only Windows protection. The free version does not even support Mac or iOS devices. It only offers 24 hour technical support to users of the Pro and Total packages. The basic package includes real-time anti-virus and behavioral monitoring, as well as automatic downloads and a strong fire wall. It does not include email and web protection or any other extras like a file shredder.
The software did well in the AV-test lab tests. It was able eliminate all known threats and block 97% of attacks that are 0-day. These results are impressive, but not as impressive as top security suites.
If you decide to purchase the top-of-the-line solution, Adaware Total, it’s worth noting that it’s currently 30 percent more expensive than competitors. This is because the company has decided to stop offering different levels of protection and instead bundle all their tools into one package. This means you will only receive one license, but you will be able to avail a wide array 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 applications from accessing the microphone or camera.