Ashampoo AntiSpyWare

Ashampoo AntiSpyWare

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 690 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
July 20, 2007
Price:
Free to try (40-day trial); $29.99 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
2,643,372
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Internet Explorer 6.0

Editors' review

Ashampoo Antispyware has been given a major-point upgrade, and there's no doubt that it looks better. But is version 2 worth the $30 tag?

The program has a bothersome registration process required for downloading, something that's unfortunately becoming more common these days. However, it also has a generous 40-day trial period. The tabbed interface looks good and is clearly labeled, making navigation intuitive. The main window shows you Active functions, and one click lets you Deactivate them. The right-side column contains scan Statistics, spyware-signature file version and a link to updates, and quick links to run all the major scans.

The left-side tabs manage the Scans, Quarantine, Logs, Preferences, and Tools. There are a host of features in the last two, from whitelists and schedulers to an Internet tracks cleaner and an LSP Viewer to help manage WinSock extensions. Scan options include a full system scan--prepare for a long wait--as well as options to slice that into specific types of scans such as hard drive or Registry-only. We encountered zero problems when mucking about. No viruses were found, either.

However, there've been numerous false positive complaints, and scans detect all of your Internet cookies as minor threats. Still, Ashampoo Antispyware is a breeze to handle and has most of the antispyware angles covered.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 690 votes

    • 5 star: 250
    • 4 star: 242
    • 3 star: 77
    • 2 star: 47
    • 1 star: 74
  • Current Version:

    3.3

    out of 59 votes

    • 5 star: 11
    • 4 star: 20
    • 3 star: 13
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 12
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  • 4 stars

    ""Super Fast and Easily Secure Data""

    March 04, 2013   |   By jessicaalba1

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    It is great product for secure your computer data from internet viruss, malware, adware and many more. It is superb speed for searching virus effect file.

    Cons

    It is makes some computer speed process.

    Summary

    We have total solution for Adware Development in USA visit http://www.total-toolbar.com/adware-development.php for more information about our product.

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  • 5 stars

    "EXCELLENT SOFTWARE"

    October 30, 2012   |   By jnupin

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Extremely lightweight, high detection rate, excellent heuristic, accuses very few false positives, constant updating of AV and anti malware signatures. Prevent infections by preventing malicious programs from installing on your computer previously.

    Cons

    No cons so far.
    It would only recommend a change in the visual: new colors, new skin options, restructuring of tabs and command buttons. Only this.

    Summary

    Best security software for computers. It is highly recommended to have it on their computers.

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  • 5 stars

    "Only use this! Best software!"

    March 07, 2012   |   By nomarcw

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    BEST OF ALL!

    Cons

    Not found! Don't have!

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  • 5 stars

    "Very good detection"

    February 18, 2012   |   By super14man1

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Uses Emisoft and Ikurus so its detection rate is in the 90's

    Cons

    It is heavy when scanning and it is not compatible with other av's.

    Summary

    Very good product!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Protects my laptop better than any other product."

    February 12, 2012   |   By theisst

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    I use this anti-malware in conjunction with my anti-virus because my anti-virus let a trojan slip through that this product found and quaranteened

    Cons

    Sometimes hangs and forces a reboot. Only three times last year.

    Summary

    Excellent product. Excellent support. Priced right.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent AV+AS Scanner !"

    February 04, 2012   |   By Randy Bell

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    AV+AS, or Antivirus plus Anti-spyware: high detection rate, as others have noted. Not a drain on system like some anti-malware products. You can run a defragger like Auslogics and there is no noticeable drain as the defrag scans all files on your PC.

    Cons

    only negative is RAM usage, can get up to 140-150 Megs. But if you have, say, a 4-Gig Windows 7 computer or laptop, that is no problem.

    Summary

    The AS scanner is from the old A-Squared product. The AV scanner is from Ikarus Antivirus. Same dual-engine as Emsisoft AntiMalware, yet with a different skin on. Not identical to Emsisoft in that it has different features: no surf protector or 'web-guard', for one. But uses the identical AV and AS scan engines. Highly recommend, especially for the price; and especially if you get one of the markdowns, this is a real steal of a deal!

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  • 5 stars

    "One of the best anti-malware"

    January 28, 2012   |   By amitjohar

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    I have several computers and I have been using this product for well over an year. It is probably the strongest antivirus of all. It detects every tiny bit of malware, including tracking cookies too. It has a very neatly designed interface. It can detect at least 97% of all known malware that exists. The detection is even more superior than AVG, Avira, Kaspersky, Mcafee, and Norton. I have used all of them and what they missed was detected by this anti-malware. It is next to impossible to get an infection on your computer with this product. Around thanksgiving and new year, they provide deep discounts like 70 to 80% off. That's when i renew the subscription

    Cons

    Takes a very long time to scan the computer. It can take even 10 hours or so. But that only shows how thoroughly and deeply it checks the computer.

    Summary

    One of the best antiviruses. Definitely in the top 5 of the market.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent software, used this for over a year now."

    January 14, 2012   |   By B1GB4D

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Lightweight program and detects everything

    Cons

    Can be a little slow to complete scans on some PC's and laptops

    Summary

    Would recommend over any other paid antivirus

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  • 5 stars

    "Super et efficace / Wonderful and efficient ! ;-)"

    January 04, 2012

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Facile a installer et a utiliser pouyr un ingenieur comme pour un non ingenieur.
    Trvaille silencieusement snas consommer toute la CPU, les mise a jour sont aisees et ne perturbent pas le travail en cours !
    Easy to install and to use as well for an engineer than for not an engineer.
    Work silently and without consuming all resources, Updates are automatic and without any disturbance

    Cons

    Pas pour le moment / Not for the moment!;-)

    Summary

    Un grand produit (c'est rare mais cela arrive chez Ashampoo) qui fonctionne tres bien en sachant se faire oublier, que demander de plus.
    Cordialement
    A great product (as several Ashampoo's product, it's not so common!) which works very well in the background, what asking more ?!
    Regrads

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  • 5 stars

    "Soft and excelent software."

    October 31, 2011   |   By raecatterall

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Light program, which seeks the smallest and most hidden virus. It works in silence ...

    Cons

    Nothing to say. It's the best!

    Summary

    With this anti virus, you have the final version for your PC. It is worth

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