Ashampoo AntiSpyWare

Ashampoo AntiSpyWare

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2
  • Total Downloads:
    2,643,372
  • Date Added:
    July 20, 2007
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.3

    out of 59 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 20
    • 3 star 13
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 12
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 690 votes

    • 5 star 250
    • 4 star 242
    • 3 star 77
    • 2 star 47
    • 1 star 74
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1 stars

"noautomatic updates It says no have a valid license"

November 08, 2008  |  By curjar

 |  Version: Ashampoo AntiSpyWare 2

Pros

nothing so far

Cons

I bought verson 2 but it don't give me updates

Summary

It don,t give me automatic update. It tells me I don't have a valid license.

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1 stars

"excellent"

August 29, 2007  |  By Don Gigure

 |  Version: Ashampoo AntiSpyWare 2

Pros

simplicity

Cons

nothing

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5 stars

"Very impressed with this software!"

August 28, 2007  |  By LowcountryJudiJ

 |  Version: Ashampoo AntiSpyWare 2

Pros

I downloaded this program yesterday and it found 70 spyware & adware files on my pc. I am very impressed because I have been having all kinds of problems and this has eliminated many of them.

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5 stars

"Great"

August 25, 2007  |  By sc914

 |  Version: Ashampoo AntiSpyWare 2

Pros

It's 1 of those programs that you fall in love with,great detection and top of the line,spy sweeper only comes close,no other.Recommend if you are in need of a spyware program

Cons

Not much found at the moment

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5 stars

"Really Good"

August 24, 2007  |  By knicksfan3

 |  Version: Ashampoo AntiSpyWare 2

Pros

Although I have Zone Alarm Pro. I use this to scan my computer and it finds spyware Zone Alarm doesn't. And it has a very nice interface.

Cons

Slow scanning, but the long scan is worth it because it does find most spyware.

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4 stars

"great"

August 20, 2007  |  By judiaustin

 |  Version: Ashampoo AntiSpyWare 2

Pros

it worked great

Cons

it messed with my e mail andim it would not let me use either

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4 stars

"Nothing to much wrong with this release."

August 16, 2007  |  By UM Canes

 |  Version: Ashampoo AntiSpyWare 2

Pros

Anyone who has read my reviews knows I don't care much for "Ashampoo". But this isn't bad at all. It has a great interface, it's easy to use and comes with a huge signature data base. I like that I now know that the shields work where in the last version I never had a single guard popup. I did not find it any slower then my other anti-spy app, "Counter Spy" and it has several scan options. I got an email that said "you name the price" and beleive me, it was cheap. I merged my license without any problems.

Cons

It's a ***** trying to add something to the white list.

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1 stars

"Took all day to run a scan. Froze up my system."

August 10, 2007  |  By psimer

 |  Version: Ashampoo AntiSpyWare 2

Pros

Has a pretty interface

Cons

After running the scan and rebooting, All my Vista Ultimate tray items stopped working. I had to reboot into safe mode to uninstall this thing.

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3 stars

"3.5 stars is my rating."

August 09, 2007  |  By Chainmail2006

 |  Version: Ashampoo AntiSpyWare 2

Pros

Although I believe this is best version yet, it still has a few bugs. Ashampoo works with "EmsiSoft" on this application but thats a good thing. With the good choices is software of this type being reduced all the time, this is a good product that will get better with time. With this version, you know the shields work because you do get pop ups that you didn't see in older versions. But I have a problem with "Ashampoo".

Cons

I own a paid copy of the last version thats good until next year but my license code will not work with version 2. That in itself sucks. They want $13.50 to upgrade. Whet the hell? This is the only company that hes ever done that to me. I got so mad, I uninstalled this application and unsubscribed to "Ashampoo" emailing. Shoot, I always considered their emails spam anyway. This is bad business "Ashampoo' and not cool at all! You can keep it, stuff it where the sun don't shine and I'll stick with "Counter Spy".

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1 stars

"i dont want to download software i have to buy."

August 08, 2007  |  By noevar

 |  Version: Ashampoo AntiSpyWare 2

Pros

well, its not free. thats what i dont like about it!!!

Cons

what i said the previous sentence!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2
Version 2 features, real-time protection of all relevant processes, an integrated task scheduler for automated scanning, and Vista compatibility.
General
Publisher Ashampoo
Publisher web site http://www.ashampoo.com
Release Date July 20, 2007
Date Added July 20, 2007
Version 2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Internet Explorer 6.0
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,643,372
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 40-day trial
Price $29.99

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