Adware is one type of malware. It’s not as harmful as viruses that cause system damage or spyware that collects data however it can be just as intrusive and annoying. Adware can also perform unwanted tasks on your device. For example it can track the places you go to display ads specifically targeted to the specific location. Adware creators can earn revenue through the display of targeted advertisements without the need to sell the product directly.

Adaware review, unlike many other similar products offers only Windows protection. The free version does not work with Mac or iOS devices. It also provides 24/7 technical support for paid users of its Pro and Total packages. The basic-only package gives you real-time security and behavior monitoring as well as automatic scans of downloaded files as well as a robust firewall. It doesn’t offer protection for websites and emails, or any other extras such as a shredder for files.

In AV-test’s lab tests The software performed well. It was able remove all known threats and block 97% 0-day attacks. These scores are impressive, however not as high as the most powerful security suites.

If you decide to buy the top-tier solution, Adaware Total, it’s worth noting that it’s 30 percent more expensive than its competitors. This is because the company has decided to stop offering different levels of protection and instead bundle all their tools into one bundle. Although this means you’ll only have one license, it will provide access to a wide range of privacy and PC maintenance tools, including the elimination of tracking cookies optimization tools for speeding up Windows boot times, and the ability to block applications from accessing your microphone or camera.