Adware is a type of malware. It is not as destructive as viruses that can destroy systems or spyware that stores data however it can be just as annoying and disruptive. Adware can also perform unwelcome tasks on your device. For example it could record the places you visit in order to show ads that are specific to these specific locations. This is a great way for authors of adware to earn money without selling their product directly.

Adaware review, in contrast to other competing products it only provides Windows protection. The free version doesn’t support Mac or iOS devices. It also only provides 24/7 technical support for paid users of its Total and Pro packages. The basic package comes with real-time anti-virus and behavioral monitoring, as well as automatic downloads as well as a strong fire wall. However, it does not include email and web protection, or other features such as shredding files.

The software did well in the tests conducted by AV-test in the lab. It was able remove all known threats and block 97% attacks of 0-day. These scores are impressive, however not as impressive as best security suites.

If you choose to buy the top-of-the line solution, Adaware Total, it’s worth noting that it’s currently 30% more expensive than its competitors. It’s because the company taken the decision to stop offering multiple tiers of protection and instead bundle their tools into one package. This means that you only have one license, but you are able to avail a wide array of PC maintenance and privacy options, like the removal of tracking cookies optimization tools that speed up Windows boot times and the ability to prevent apps from accessing the camera or microphone.

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