Adware is a sort of malware that isn’t quite as dangerous as system-destroying virus or data-harvesting spyware, but it’s just as perplexing and invasive. It’s also used to carry out unwanted tasks on your device, like recording the places you visit and then displaying advertisements that are targeted to those specific locations. This is an excellent way for creators of adsware to earn money without selling their product directly.

Adaware review, in contrast to other competitors, only offers Windows security. The free version does not work with Mac or iOS devices. It also only provides 24/7 technical support to paid users of its Pro and Total packages. The basic package includes real-time anti-virus web and behavioral monitoring, along with automatic downloading and a strong fire wall. It does not include email and web protection, or any other extras like a file shredder.

The software did well in the tests in the lab of AV-test. It was able to remove all known threats and block 97% of 0-day attacks. These scores are impressive, however not as impressive as best 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. That’s because the company has taken the decision to stop offering different levels of protection and instead, bundle their tools into a single package. This means you will only receive one license, but you are able to access a wide range of PC security and privacy features, including the removal of tracking cookies, optimization tools to speed up Windows boot time and the ability to prevent apps from accessing your camera or microphone.