Adware is a type of malware. It’s not as harmful as viruses that cause system damage or spyware that collects information however it can be just as disruptive and annoying. It can also perform unwelcome tasks on your device, for instance, recording the places you visit and then displaying ads that are specific to the specific locations. Adware creators earn money by displaying targeted advertising without the need to sell the product directly.

Adaware review, unlike other similar products, only offers Windows protection. The free version doesn’t support Mac or iOS devices. It offers 24/7 technical support for users of the 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 robust firewall. However, it doesn’t include web and email protection or other features such as shredding files.

The software performed well in the tests in the lab of AV-test. It was able eliminate all known threats and block 97% of attacks of 0-day. These scores are impressive but not as impressive as most powerful security suites.

Adaware Total is currently 30 percent more expensive than rival. The reason for this is that the company has taken the decision to stop offering different levels of protection and instead, bundle their tools into a single package. Although you’ll only be able to purchase one license, it will give you access to a wide range of privacy and PC maintenance tools, including the elimination of tracking cookies optimization tools to speed up Windows boot times, as well as the ability to block apps from accessing your microphone or camera.