Adware is a type of malware that’s certainly not as dangerous as system-destroying virus or data-harvesting spyware, but it’s equally annoying and invasive. Adware can also perform unwanted tasks on your device. For example it can be able to record the locations you visit to display advertisements that are targeted to these specific locations. Adware creators can earn money by displaying targeted advertising without having to sell the product directly.
Adaware review is, unlike other similar products does not offer Windows protection. The free version does not support Mac or iOS devices. It also provides 24 hour technical support to paid users of its Total and Pro packages. The basic package includes real-time anti-virus and behavioral monitoring along with automatic downloading as well as a strong fire wall. It does not offer protection for websites and emails, or any other extras such as a file shredder.
The software did well in the tests conducted by AV-test in the lab. It was able to eliminate all known threats and block 97% 0-day attacks. These scores are impressive, however they’re not as high as those of the top security suites.
Adaware avast Total is currently 30% more expensive than the competitors. That’s because the company has chosen to stop offering a variety of protection levels and instead bundle their tools into a single package. While this means that you’ll only get one license, it does provide access to a huge collection of privacy and PC maintenance tools, which include the removal of tracking cookies, optimization tools for speeding up Windows boot times as well as the ability to block apps from accessing your camera or microphone.