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out of 15 votes out of 6 votes

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  • Date Added:
    May 15, 2006
  • Price:
    Free to try (Update-disabled); $39.95 to buy
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Editors' Review

This adware killer fails to actively compete with similar programs because of its poky and unreliable performance. In our testing, even running a quick scan took almost 15 minutes and produced disappointing results, only identifying about half the adware we installed for testing purposes. The Active Monitor feature likewise was powerless against certain programs.

We assume these performance issues are due to the fact the trial version doesn't let you update its database of known malware. The interface is pretty standard for this kind of software, though it's somewhat more attractive than many competitors. All things considered, we'd point most users to a spyware app that's faster and more accurate.

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User Reviews

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1 stars

"Malware found as installation itself!"

June 26, 2010  |  By Blade10X

2010-06-26 14:39:12  |  By Blade10X

 |  Version: Adware Spy 4


Nothing to say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Rogue.Installer found by several apps that i have installed. Problem is, all of my protecting programs, and there are a lot of them! Over 15 installed, found Rogue.Installer. First detection was from Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.


Folks!!! Be smart and don't even download this peace of very crap!!! I'm sorry for my impolite word, but it's malicious infection. Right after download it was detected.

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1 stars

"Itself Malware"

October 17, 2008  |  By crsecon

2008-10-17 12:35:30  |  By crsecon

 |  Version: Adware Spy 4


zero--spybot flagged it and did not install further.


Spybot S&D and A-squared free both declare it is dangerous. DO NOT INSTALL!


Did not use. Surprised it is an "approved" Microsoft IE add-on.

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1 stars


August 09, 2008  |  By

2008-08-09 19:53:09  |  By

 |  Version: Adware Spy 4


Since I downloaded this program, my PC has been dragging. I ran the Anti-spy program on the Yahoo toolbar, and it reported that I had a TROJAN. I then downloaded SpyBit, and it identifies this program as MALWARE. It describes the program as "supposed to be spyware", but "finds non-existent threads to make the user but the software." If it walks like duck, and it talks like duck......

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5 stars


October 01, 2007  |  By lindatutt

2007-10-01 11:48:19  |  By lindatutt

 |  Version: Adware Spy 4

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1 stars

"This is listed as rogue!"

September 04, 2007  |  By Chainmail2006

2007-09-04 03:08:03  |  By Chainmail2006

 |  Version: Adware Spy 4


Check "Spyware Warrior" and you will find this application listed as rogue, suspect. I was kind of hoping these rogue type anti spyware programs had been removed from I wouldn't touch this with a ten foot pole!


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1 stars

"I never used this program but my Norton Anti-Virus said it was a threat."

July 09, 2006  |  By zoidberg95

2006-07-09 12:11:36  |  By zoidberg95

 |  Version: Adware Spy 4


I was downloading this software just to try it out. After it had downloaded my Norton Anti-virus detected it and said it was a threat. Even though it probably isn't malicious software, it was a security vulnerability.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4
Version 4 updates scanning engine with added checksum verification.
Publisher Elite Concepts
Publisher web site
Release Date May 15, 2006
Date Added May 15, 2006
Version 4
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 4.12MB
File Name AdwareSpy.exe
Total Downloads 37,567
Downloads Last Week 4
License Model Free to try
Limitations Update-disabled
Price $39.95

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