Adware is one kind of malware. It’s not as malicious as viruses that cause system damage or spyware that stores data but it is just as annoying and intrusive. Adware is also used to perform unwelcome tasks on your device. For example it can be able to record the places you visit and display advertisements that are targeted to these locations. Adware authors can earn money through the display of targeted advertisements without the need to sell the product directly.

Contrary to other products, Adaware review provides only Windows protection – the free version doesn’t even support Mac or iOS devices. It also provides 24 hour technical support to paid users of its Total and Pro packages. The basic-only package provides the ability to monitor your behavior in real-time as well as automatic scans of downloads and a powerful firewall. However, it doesn’t include email and web protection, nor additional features like shredding files.

In AV-test’s lab tests, the software performed well. It was able to eliminate all the known threats it tested against and block 97% of zero-day attacks. These results are impressive, but not as impressive as most powerful security suites.

Adaware Total is currently 30 percent more expensive than other competitors. This is because the company has chosen to stop offering a variety of protection levels and instead bundle their tools into one package. While this means that you’ll only have one license, it does give you access to an array of PC and privacy tools, such as the removal of tracking cookies optimization tools for speeding up Windows boot times as well as the ability to disable apps from accessing your camera or microphone.