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All-in-one antivirus, anti-spyware and anti-spam software solution to help you keep your computer free of malware and unwanted files
Spy Emergency provides you with spyware, trojan and spam protection that can be considered a must these days, as the number of such threats grows exponentially and continuously. While not being the most dangerous malware codes, they create tunnels that can be easily exploited by hackers in order to access your personal information.
This particular anti-malware piece of software helps you keep a vast array of threats at bay including spyware, adware, spam, homepage hijackers, remote administration tools, dialers, scumware, toolbars, tracking cookies, keyloggers, trojans, data mining software, browser hijackers or ActiveX components.
Sporting a rather neat and well-organized interface, Spy Emergency manages to bring an intuitive GUI alongside its powerful scanning engine. It has both the looks and the brain to make your day better by fighting the Internet parasites and possible infections. The first section of the application refers to Status and displays scan statistics and protection information.
You can quickly opt for system memory scanning as well as registry, storage, tracking cookies, hosts file or VX2 compliant hijackers scanning as a whole. The Options area holds some witty functions such as automatic LSP stack repair an a wide array of shields comprising real-time memory and prevention, browser specific or tracking cookies.
Spy Emergency also supports scheduling and a keep list to exclude certain applications from the system scan. You can also keep yourself updated with the latest news in the malware community as well as ask for technical support from experts on this matter.
All in all, Spy Emergency can prove to be a great addition to your antivirus solution, as long as it doesn’t provide specific protection against such threats. It comes packing a hefty feature package that surely comes in very handy at all times, even if you are not constantly browsing the web or perform various Internet-related tasks.
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One of the best ad blocker and pop-up killers for all web browsers, protects against phishing and reduces both page load time and data usage
The Internet holds tons of useful information; however, most websites nowadays contain a large number of futile advertisements and pop-ups. That slows up the entire webpage loading process and the page itself once loaded. They also pile up to create a stressful Internet browsing experience. Some of them might even act as gateways for malware to invade your system or render X-rated content.
Adguard Web Filter provides you with the tools to make the most of your web surfing by removing those irritating items and thus, decreasing loading times and redirecting, which saves up traffic for more important web content. It goes beyond blocking ordinary ads by also intercepting video, rich media or non-standard ad varieties.
Moreover, it supports a wide range of web browsers, which includes the popular choices like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Maxthon, Safari or Netscape Navigator, as well as less known ones including Avant, Flock, SRWare Iron, Lunascape, K-Meleon, GreenBrowser, Orca, MyIE, Comodo Dragon, SeaMonkey or Pale Moon.
Adguard Web Filter features a basic interface as well as an extended version, dedicated to advanced users. The main two sections consist of the Protection module and the Settings zone. You can easily turn the overall protection on and off. Furthermore, the Ad Blocker and the Browsing Security can be individually enabled or disabled and their statistics reset.
You can also enter URLs that the program fails to remove ads from, report phishing and malicious websites and add exceptions within the Protection section.
In addition to that you can protect your privacy by filtering for counters and web analytics and blocking them, as well as filter out social media widgets and do not block useful ads.
The Browsing Security zone shows you the number of checked web pages, objects and blocked potentially dangerous requests. It is possible to report a missed ad or phishing, as well as add an exception.
From this area’s settings panel you can easily enable notifications about blocked requests, choose to use the utility’s phishing and malware blacklists, as well as Google Safe Browsing blacklists.
Last but not least, Adguard Web Filter comes packed with a Parental Control feature, so that you can easily protect your children from viewing adult material. In order for no one to change your settings, it is possible to add a password.
A Safe Search mode can be enabled, so as to exclude adult resources from search engine results, while it is also possible to select a sensitivity level which is based on age.
This tool sits quietly in the system tray, so as not to become obtrusive and can be enabled or disabled with just a click of the button. Statistics for all blocked items is available in the main window, while you can also change the language, set it up to automatically launch at Windows startup and use an assistant. The latter is visible in the lower right corner of any browser and helps you block elements, add exceptions and disable the blocking for 30 seconds, with a minimal amount of effort.
To wrap it up, Adguard Web Filter packs all the right features for an application in its class, and it is, momentarily one of the best out there. It truly works and adds value to your Internet browsing experience, without affecting the system’s performance in any way. The interface is suitable to all types of users and our tests did not reveal any bugs or hangs.
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Anti-virus and anti-spyware protection solution which helps users keep their computer at bay from all virtual threats, ensuring protection at all times
Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ provides two-way protection encased in an antivirus joined with an anti-spyware engine. This combination ensures a strong shield against Trojans, dialers, rootkits, bots and hijackers.
While the antivirus module performs detection and cleaning for most popular virus threats, the anti-spyware solution protects you from cyber-attacks, all the while preventing your data and finances from being stolen.
Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ also blocks unsafe downloads, detects email threats, keeps passwords for social networks safe and monitors your network.
Following a fast setup operation, it's necessary to reboot the computer, update your definition files, and perform an initial scan on the computer to establish the level of security.
The application is presented in a clean and attractive interface that is simple to understand and explore. With a modern design, it encompasses navigation panel and another panel in which to display information and available options. As a result, all user categories can find their way around it with ease, including those less experienced.
There are three methods one can use in order to perform a scan, namely a quick one, as well as a full or custom one. The first type of scan only browses your computer in its most critical parts (e.g. Windows system files) while the full one performs an in-depth analysis of all the local drives. The latter, as the name suggests it, enables you to customize the scanner and narrow down scan time by indicating exact directories to check for malware.
As soon as Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ finds a virus or any other threat, you have the option of quarantining, removing, ignoring, or just leaving it alone. Scheduling scans is also possible and they can even be activated at Windows startup.
Real-time protection can be enabled with just a click of the button, and it detects malware before it harms your computer. In addition to that, it is possible to take advantage of a “Gaming Mode” and thus disable all notifications, so as not to be bothered when you play something with your friends.
Multiple languages are supported and all settings can be restored to their default state, so that you can easily repair a mistake. It is possible to add items to an exclusion list and, although not very safe, you can enable the automatic process of downloading definitions.
CPU and memory usage is quite high during the scanning process, yet this is to be expected from this type of product. The response time is quite good, the interface is intuitive, and our tests did not register any issues such as freezes or hangs.
All things considered, Ad-Aware Free Antivirus+ is a reliable choice if you require more than an antivirus product. By bundling an anti-spyware module, it provides multiple layers of security. Detection and removal are done smoothly, while the other components protect you silently but efficiently.
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Packed with backup and restore capabilities, this application lets you scan your entire system for malware and remove it, schedule operations and monitor HOSTS file
Although it remains a vital task for all users, fighting against malware is not all that difficult as long as you use the right software solutions and you stay away from dangerous content.
SpyHunter attempts to protect your computer by all means, offering all the features a user would expect from a powerful security suite, meaning detecting, removing and blocking any type of spyware and malware out there.
It is very easy to install, as it does not come with any unpleasant surprises and it is over in just a few moments. Completing it brings you to a pretty well-organized layout which is comprised of a few buttons, a navigation panel and a pane in which to display selected items and information.
In addition to that, it packs some extensive Help contents, thus ensuring that all types of users can find their way around SpyHunter without encountering any kind of problems.
First and foremost, you should know it will prompt you to choose whether to protect the Internet Explorer homepage or not at the first run. This feature blocks any products’ attempt to change it. The following step is to look for and grab the latest security definition updates, and scan your entire system, including rootkits, files, cookies, registry and memory.
A custom scan is also available, while you should also know that all the items removed by this tool are going to be visible as a list in the “Backup” section, and it is possible to restore them with just a click of the button.
You can set up exclusions, while a dedicated feature to block malicious processes from execution may be configured by adding your very own safe items and ActiveX guarded items.
The “Settings” menu includes tons of options, plus a so-called “Network Sentry” which gives you the power to enable dedicated tools for monitoring the HOSTS file, system protection, LSP chain protection, advanced DNS protection and clock format protection.
Internet Explorer will remain protected as well because SpyHunter monitors the IE proxy and homepage and it is also aware of any attempts to force the browser display images, so it can reduce the damage caused by spyware. Last but not least, it is possible to schedule scans.
While scans might take a while, you should know that the CPU and memory usage varies from low to moderate, yet is it quite a normal occurrence when considering the nature of the utility. The interface is appealing and friendly to all users and we did not come by any errors or crashes.
All things considered, SpyHunter is definitely a tool to try. It can successfully find and erase various malware threats, while providing quick access to a lot of features, yet you should know that fixing threads is only possible in the registered version.
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Close or minimize popup messages and prompts created by specified applications by adding them to a list with this user-friendly application
Buzof is a software utility that was specifically designed in order to aid individuals in getting rid of annoying popup windows and messages from applications.
The installation process does not bring any kind of surprises and does not last longer than a few seconds. Once you wrap it up, the UI you come face to face with encloses a minimal and clean design. It is comprised of a plain window, a few buttons and a panel where to display all handlers created.
All types of users can learn how to handle it with great ease, regardless of their previous experience with computers. Moreover, extensive Help contents are provided, which enforces the aforementioned statement.
This software program enables you to select a window which should be followed by dropping a crosshair icon to it. After this is done, you can easily customize the handler, in the sense that you can change its description, title, message and clicking method. In order to be sure that you selected the correct window, you can easily test it by flashing it or by pushing buttons.
From the settings panel, it is possible to set up keyboard shortcuts for adding new handlers or for enabling or disabling the app. Your handlers can be saved to the hard drive as a BUZ file, while it is also possible to upload new ones using a BUZ or DAT extension.
All in all, Buzof is an efficient piece of software which enables you to get rid of annoying repeated questions. The CPU and memory usage is minimal and therefore, the computer’s performance is going to be burdened and the interface is friendly to both power and novice users. However the response time is not so good, certain tasks lasting a bit longer than we would like.
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Protect your online identity and your system against malware, viruses, adware and worms using this practical, useful and powerful application
Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete is an efficient and reliable system protection solution that allows you to keep your computer at bay from any viruses, Trojans, spyware, adware and rootkits, using a heuristic method of preventing infections.
The application provides you with customizable 'PC Security' settings and offers four scanning modes, for different situations when you might need to resort to them. As such, you can use the 'Quick Scan' that will perform a surface analysis of the files in the active memory of your computer.
The 'Full Scan' allows you to check all local hard drives, verifying that there are no corrupt files or folders. With the 'Deep Scan', you can make sure that your computer is not infected with rootkits, Trojans or other virtual dangers. Using the 'Custom Scan', you can select a particular file or directory that you want to check.
Moreover, you can add various files on an exception list, so as to be automatically blocked, or on the contrary, permitted to run despite the fact that Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete might see them as a threat.
The 'Identity Protection' component of the application enables you to activate or deactivate the 'Identity' and 'Phishing Shields', thus keeping your private information secure at all times.
Additionally, Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete offers a 'Backup and Sync' function that allows you to store online up to 25 GB of data, preventing the risk of complete data loss in the case of a computer failure. Other utilities include the 'System Optimizer' that will scan for unnecessary files and registry entries, then clean them permanently.
Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete is a great tool that you can use to keep your PC safe and virus-free. The many functions it provides you with go beyond a basic scan, enabling you to have your computer in optimal shape and your personal data protected.
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A useful and powerful software solution that can find and clean thousands of types of spyware, thus keeping one's computer and files safe
Note: Please use the auto-update feature to make sure you get the latest version.
SUPERAntiSpyware Professional is an application that scans your computer for spyware agents and removes them immediately. It also offers a real-time shield, registry protection, and system diagnostic tool, among others.
The app creates an icon in the system tray area, where you can toggle the real-time protection status and view detections, as well as bring up the main window to scan the computer for spyware, adware and malware.
Scanning is possible in four modes: quick, complete, critical point (memory, registry, system files), or custom. There is another mode available, "Rescue Scan", which should be assigned to highly infected systems.
When it comes to scanner options, you can ask the program to ignore files larger than 4MB, non-executable files, and system restore/volume information (on Windows ME or XP), to verify only known files types (e.g. EXE, COM, DLL), clear browsers before scanning, look for tracking cookies, resolve links/shortcuts, terminate memory threats before quarantining items, check alternate data streams, as well as to use Kernet Direct File Access, Kernel Direct Registry Access, and Direct Disk Access.
Instead of removing items, it is possible to send them to a quarantine. Furthermore, you may create exclusion lists and manage them later, schedule scan jobs, disable real-time notification alerts or enable sounds on detection, allow Task Manager to terminate the anti-spyware program, as well as activate "First Change Prevention" to make the app scan the system at startup and shutdown (including or excluding system services).
Another module of SUPERAntiSpyware Professional is capable of preventing your homepage, search page and other web-related items from being hijacked. The program may be integrated into the Explorer context menu for scanning custom locations, as well as enabled to automatically run at system startup.
SUPERAntiSpyware Professional offers multilingual support and has a good reaction speed. However, it may take a long time to complete a scan job. We have not come across any issues in our tests, and the tool did not cause Windows to slow down, hang, crash or display error messages.
Pairing the tool with its own updater gets you the latest virus definitions for maximized protection. While the free edition does not have limitations, it does not feature "First Chance Prevention", real-time blocking tools, scan scheduler, registry protection module, and other important options.
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A powerful toolkit against Trojans, rootkits, spyware, adware components that also bundles startup optimization and registry backup capabilities
RegRun Security Suite Platinum is a comprehensive software application whose purpose is to help you identify rootkits during Windows boot-up process and remove them.
The tool comes with a suite of powerful utilities for helping you remove malware, manage startup items, work with registry items, as well as a bunch of programs, such as process manager, system files editor, and cleaner.
Although the program doesn’t excel in the visual department, it delivers a clean and well-organized set of features. The main functions are grouped into several categories, such as Anti-Malware, Startup, Registry and Utilities.
Additionally, you may open up the configuration panel which hides various dedicated parameters. There’s also support for a help manual that provides detailed information about the program’s capabilities.
RegRun Security Suite Platinum gives you the possibility to send detailed system reports if you can’t identify and remove malware, uninstall unwanted applications and fix browser redirecting issues, remove most or malware/virus/rootkits, identify unknown or infected files, as well as reveal hidden or infected files.
UnHackMe module allows you to remove rootkits, Trojans and backdoor programs, viruses and worms, adware, spyware, redirecting software, as well as unwanted and useless programs. Additionally, you can create a list with exceptions.
The program helps you optimize Windows startup by deleting or killing the selected items. Plus, you are allowed to remove spyware and get detailed information about each startup item, such as name, program, location, manufacturer, product and others.
A clean boot mode enables you to restart your computer without unnecessary and problematic applications and processes. The tool also saves startup profiles before the optimization process and allows you to restore them later.
The Watchdog feature proves to be quite handy in case you want to silently monitor the startup manager during your Windows working sessions. You can check the startup managers at Windows startup or shutdown, or at a specified time interval.
There’s also a startup analyzer included on the feature list that enables you to determine the source of Windows startup problems by tracing all activity from the beginning of a Windows startup. The Bootlog analyzer can be used for troubleshooting Windows boot-up problems using the log generated by Windows.
Several changes can be done to your registry in order to improve its overall functionality. You can make use of an assistant in order to search for and replace registry entries, monitor selected registry keys, back up and restore your registry, as well as decrease the size of registry files by removing the deleted registry keys and values from files.
RegRun Security Suite Platinum allows you to work with a process manager for killing items, system file editor for managing text files, generate a list of files that are currently opened on your computer, schedule the launching process of different applications, launch several applications simultaneously, clear Windows temporary files, Recycle Bin items, cache, history and cookies from IE, as well as back up and recover Master Boot Records.
All in all, RegRun Security Suite Platinum delivers an impressive number of features and is suitable especially for power users. It brings so many features that you may get lost trying to configure them.
The tool also comes in other editions, such as Standard, Pro and Gold but they do not embed all the dedicated parameters included in the Platinum version. For example, the Standard one doesn’t offer support for UnHackMe mode, registry assistant and tracer, batch application launcher, Trojan and startup analyzer, and registry compressor.
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Detect and remove any malware components and rootkits with this comprehensive tool loaded with numerous features and configuration settings
RegRun Security Suite Pro is a comprehensive software solution developed as a weapon against Trojans, spyware, adware, rootkits and other types of e-threats. It comes packed with numerous options and configuration settings, giving you the possibility to improve the Windows boot time, among others.
The interface is rather complicated to work with, to be honest. The application loads several windows with numerous tabs and it looks outdated. A wizard shows information on how to fix infections one step at a time.
RegRun Security Suite Pro is able to remove unwanted components from browsers, scan the Windows registry at startup to detect the cause of delays and eliminate these obstructions, identify unknown files via online scanning, as well as to back up Windows system files to a safe location in case of damage that would inevitably lead to OS failure.
What's more, you can study a list of NT services, start, stop, delete and sort them, check out events, scan the System.ini file for malware activity, generate an in-depth report with the scanning situation at the next Windows restart, and so on.
The program does not hamper system performance because it needs low CPU and RAM to work properly. However, it is very complicated to handle, since the biggest problem is represented by its confusing interface and options. Nevertheless, users are welcomed to try RegRun Security Suite Pro for themselves to find out whether it meets their requirements or not.
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Powerful antivirus and anti-spyware application which provides users with real-time and e-mail protection, three types of scans, parental controls and anti-phishing capabilities
Power users are aware that their computer might not be completely safe from malware threats even if they have a correctly-configured antivirus solutions on their PC. Occasionally, anti-spyware software can make the difference between a clean computer and an infected one.
Adaware Pro Security is an efficient and flexible anti-malware software that works as an anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-rootkit. The software uses minimal computer resources, and has various features, including product skins and plug-ins.
After setup, it is recommended to perform the first initial update; once these tasks are completed, the software welcomes you with a user-friendly and straightforward interface in Simple Mode. There are four tabs, each of them with clearly explained instructions, as well as an Advanced Mode for experienced individuals that can be used to customize settings for each option and analyze the scan results.
Ad-Watch Live! is a real-time monitor which offers protection against malicious files and processes (also on computer start-up), Windows registry protection, and it stops your computer from connecting to blacklisted IP addresses (as classified by Lavasoft).
The scanning system has three options - Smart Scan (a fast system check that runs through only the most critical system sections), Profile Scan (scans your system by using pre-configured settings), and Full scan.
The Extras section is the place where you can find several utilities that can further boost the performance of your PC. TrackSweep is a simple software that clears the traces left behind when using a web browser - cache, cookies, history, last typed URL, tabs, and it works with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Google Chrome.
Adaware Pro Security also comes with a Process Watch, AutoStart Manager and Hosts File Editor, and each of them can be used by experts to optimize a computer. Last but not least, it is possible to protect your system from e-mail borne threats and potentially malicious contents with the help of a dedicated feature, as well as disable notification for a better in-game experience.
To conclude, Lavasoft’s Adaware Pro Security is certainly or at least should be one of the first choices when it comes to protecting your computer from spyware. The interface is accessible to all users and the response time is quite good. The computer’s performance might suffer from time to time, as during particular operation the amount of resources required are on the high end.
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