Adware is a form of malware. It is not as dangerous as viruses that can destroy systems or spyware that collects data however, it can be as annoying and intrusive. It’s also often used to perform unwelcome tasks on your device, such as recording the locations you visit and displaying advertising tailored to those specific locations. This is a great method for adware authors to earn money without selling their product directly.

Adaware review, unlike other similar products does not offer this article Windows security. The free version does not support Mac or iOS devices. It provides 24/7 technical support to users of the Total and Pro packages. The basic-only package provides live-time monitoring of your behavior and antivirus as well as automatic scans of downloaded files and a strong firewall. It doesn’t offer web and email protection, or any other extras like a file shredder.

The software performed well in the tests in the lab of AV-test. It was able to remove all known threats and block 97% of attacks of 0-day. These results are impressive, but not as impressive as most powerful security suites.

If you opt to purchase the top-tier solution, Adaware Total, it’s worth noting that it’s currently 30 percent more expensive than its competitors. The reason for this is that the company has decided to move away from offering multiple tiers of protection and instead bundle their tools into one package. This means that you’ll only get one license, it will provide access to an array of PC security and privacy tools, which include the removal of tracking cookies optimization tools for speeding up Windows boot times as well as the ability to disable apps from accessing your microphone or camera.