Adware is a form of malware. It is not as harmful as viruses that destroy systems or spyware that gathers data however it can be just as intrusive and annoying. Adware is also used to perform unwelcome tasks on your device. For instance it can be able to record the locations you visit to display ads specifically targeted to these specific locations. This is a great way for creators of adsware to earn money without having to sell their product directly.

Contrary to other products, Adaware review provides only Windows protection. The free version doesn’t support Mac or iOS devices. It only provides 24/7 technical support for users of the Pro and Total packages. The basic-only package provides real-time antivirus and behavior monitoring as well as automatic scanning of downloaded files as well as a robust firewall. However, it doesn’t include email and web protection as well as any extras like shredding files.

The software did well in the tests conducted by AV-test in the lab. It was able eliminate all known threats it was tested against and block 97% of zero-day attacks. These numbers are impressive, however they’re not as impressive as those of the leading security suites.

If you opt to purchase the top-of-the-line solution, Adaware Total, it’s worth noting that it’s 30% more expensive than its competitors. The reason for this is that the company decided to stop offering multiple levels of protection and instead bundle all of their tools into one package. This means you will only receive one license but can access a large collection of PC maintenance and privacy options, including the removal of tracking cookies, optimization tools to speed up Windows boot times and the ability to block apps from accessing your microphone or camera.