Adware is a sort of malware that’s not quite as threatening as system-destroying viruses or data-harvesting spyware. However, it can be equally perplexing and invasive. It’s also commonly used to execute unwanted tasks on your device, like recording the places you visit and then displaying advertisements that are targeted to those specific locations. This is a great method for adware creators to earn money without selling their product directly.

Adaware review is, unlike other similar products, only offers Windows security. The free version is not compatible with Mac or iOS devices. It also offers 24/7 technical support for users of its Total and Pro packages. The basic-only package gives you real-time security and behavior monitoring and automatic scanning of downloads and a robust firewall. However, it doesn’t provide web and email protection or other features such as shredding files.

In the tests conducted by AV-test’s lab, the software performed well. It was able to remove all known threats it tested against and block 97% of zero-day attacks. These numbers are impressive, but they’re not as high than those of the top security suites.

If you opt to purchase the top-tier solution, Adaware Total, it’s worth noting that it’s 30 percent more expensive than its competitors. This is due to the fact that the company decided to stop offering multiple levels of protection, and instead bundle all their tools into one bundle. While this means that you’ll only be able to purchase one license, it will provide access to a huge collection 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 applications from accessing your camera or microphone.