Adware is a kind of malware that’s not as threatening as system-destroying viruses or data-harvesting spyware. However, it’s just as infuriating and disruptive. Adware can also perform unwelcome tasks on your device. For instance, it can record the places you visit and display ads specifically targeted to the specific location. Adware authors can earn money by displaying targeted ads without the need to sell the product directly.

Adaware review, in contrast to other similar products it only provides Windows protection. The free version does not support Mac or iOS devices. It also offers 24/7 technical support for paid users of its Pro and Total packages. The basic-only version of the package offers the ability to monitor your behavior in real-time as well as automatic scanning of downloads and a robust firewall. However, it doesn’t include email and web protection, or any additional features, such as shredding files.

In the tests of AV-test’s labs, the software performed well. It was able to eliminate all known threats and block 97% 0-day attacks. These results are impressive, but not as high as the most powerful security suites.

Adaware Total is currently 30% more expensive than the other competitors. The reason for this is that the company decided to stop offering multiple levels of protection, and instead, bundle all their tools into one package. It means that you only get one license but you can access a variety of PC security and privacy features, including the removal of tracking cookies optimization tools that speed up Windows boot times, and the ability to prevent apps from accessing your camera or microphone.