Adware is one type of malware. It is not as harmful as viruses that can destroy systems or spyware that stores data however, it can be as intrusive and annoying. It can also execute unwanted tasks on your device, such as recording the places you go to and then displaying advertisements that are targeted to those specific locations. Adware creators can earn money by displaying targeted ads without having to sell their product directly.

Contrary to other products, adaware review offers only Windows security – the free version isn’t compatible with Mac or iOS devices. It also provides 24 hour technical support to paid users of its Pro and Total packages. The basic-only package provides live-time monitoring of your behavior and antivirus as well as automatic scanning of downloads and a powerful firewall. It doesn’t offer web and email protection, or any other extras such as a file shredder.

In the tests of AV-test’s labs, the software performed well. It was able to remove all known threats and block 97% attacks of 0-day. These scores are impressive, but not as high as those of the leading 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 competitors. This is because the company decided to stop offering multiple levels of protection and instead, bundle all their tools into one bundle. It means that you only get one license but you can access a wide range of PC protection and privacy options, including the removal of tracking cookies optimization tools that speed up Windows boot time and the ability to block applications from accessing the camera or microphone.