Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner

Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner

Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 1540 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.12
  • Total Downloads:
    4,101,185
  • Date Added:
    November 26, 2003
  • File Size:
    727.08KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    286
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 1294 votes

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    • 2 star 1
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    4.4

    out of 1540 votes

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3 stars

"good spyware checker"

April 13, 2013  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner 1.13.03

Pros

-checks for around 500 dif spyware
-fast and focused
-small
-it does work on my windows 7 32 bit machine.

Cons

-limited number it checks for compared to fuller products
-no auto cleaning (however, many other products that do do autocleaning do a horrible job at it and leave a ton of traces without you knowing it. with this and their clear instructions, you can do a more thorough cleaning - if you have the tech confidence).

Summary

good for a check up if you like peer to peer software.

Updated on May 5, 2013

it seems many evaluating this product mis-understand what it is. it is not a complete spyware/adware scanner. it is more like mcafee's stinger and looks for specific infections ... in this case related to programs installed to access p2p networks. hence the fast scan speeds. plus, its instructions (for clean up) allow the do-it-your-selfers to clean all traces better than automatic products (which frequently leave pieces behind).

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3 stars

"Pre Windows Vista only"

April 15, 2012  |  By Jthan2012

 |  Version: Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner 1.13.03

Pros

I used this before I got windows vista and windows 7 and it was an absolute godsend. It was easy to use, and providing you're brave enough to enter your registry, the instructions were clear about how to remove harmful registries.

Cons

Once I upgraded to vista and to 7 then Bazooka stopped updating. My database is now over 1000 days old. It also doesn't recognise the fact that windows vista and 7 have files that have been moved about, so when I do scan, there is always dangerous files that must be seen to.

Summary

If you are pre-vista/7 then this is a great piece of software to have on your computer. Reliable and simple removal of registry instructions. However if vista/7 is your laptop/pc then I would not recommend this software.

It's a great shame this has not been updated for the newer windows, as it was brilliant at protecting the computer.

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2 stars

"Doesn't fix anything"

March 19, 2012  |  By harleyq

 |  Version: Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner 1.13.03

Pros

Fast install and scan. Was trying to find the source of my google search redirects and this program actually did find a couple of things that other programs didn't.

Cons

Unfortunately, the things it found were supposed malicious files renamed as necessary Windows operations and it basically told me "this file seems suspicious but it also might be an important function in your computer" You have to manually remove everything and I just don't feel comfortable deleting files on my PC based on an "it MIGHT be bad" report from a program that thinks not being updated in 1000 days is current.

Summary

Gave me hope and a couple of leads but in the end, Bazooka is too unreliable and outdated to trust by itself.

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1 stars

"doesnt really do anything except collect marketing data"

July 01, 2011  |  By patrol_commander

 |  Version: Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner 1.13.03

Pros

does nothing that i can tell

Cons

tells you that you have possible adware on your computer

Summary

worthless....keep looking

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1 stars

"idk how this got 4 stars. it had high level malware"

May 08, 2011  |  By mjcsniper

 |  Version: Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner 1.13.03

Pros

dont do it there's better

Cons

malware high level

Summary

dont do it there's better

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4 stars

"Does what it says on the tin."

February 14, 2011  |  By tonyarthur

 |  Version: Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner 1.13.03

Pros

Hassle free

Cons

None really.

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1 stars

"Not worth the trouble to download."

December 18, 2010  |  By timh111

 |  Version: Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner 1.13.03

Pros

None. Never got to use it.

Cons

After installing, kept telling me it was 154 hours outdated. Running update said it was UP TO DATE!!

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1 stars

"Do not download 516 days since company updated database"

October 16, 2010  |  By Kevinandkimmy4eva

 |  Version: Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner 1.13.03

Pros

Nothing is good with this junk

Cons

Scan is 2 seconds long.

The database hasn't been updated by Bazooka for almost 2 years.

2 years and can you imagine how many threats you haven't got updated?

Useless, uninstall after the 2 second scan. complete junk

Summary

do not download, it does nothing, and is out of sate by 2 years.

you will not be protected if you have this.

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1 stars

"Maybe it looks for real bazooka's on your hard drive??"

February 09, 2010  |  By J0HN_GALT

 |  Version: Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner 1.13.03

Pros

My Bazooka scan is complete in less than 1 second.

Cons

Maybe it's scanning for a real bazooka in my PC, because it isn't scanning for *anything* on my 500GB hard drive.

Summary

I find it UNBELIEVABLE that Download.com would state that the Bazooka scanner is somehow "keeping those nasty programs out of your hard drive." I generally agree with their assessment of software, however, they are way off on this one. The reality is:

1) Bazooka is not an active, real-time scanner. As such, there's no way it is "keeping" spyware, root-kits, or viruses of any kind of "nasty programs" from getting onto your hard drive. This program doesn't even have the capability to remove them!

2) It may be scanning something, but I guarantee it's not my hard drive. My hard drive isn't even accessed by Bazooka, much less scanned.

3) Bazooka is free thereby, at least marginally, increasing it's usage and somebody's reliance on it. This only serves to make matters worse for the novice who accidentally believes it is "keeping" anything off their hard drive and that it is capable of removing even half of the most common spyware variations out there.

When I received this inquiry from Download.com to leave feedback, I looked on my computer for the software and couldn't kind it. I re-installed it and recalled why it wasn't on my hard drive: although at one point it may have been a worthwhile addition to my anti-spyware arsenal, now it is clearly not.

Save yourself the time of downloading, installing, and uninstalling this program and download Combofix instead. It's free too. And I believe it's one of the top 3 best spyware/virus removers out there (as of 02/10, anyway).



The fact this is free and provides someone (and yes there is 'someone' out there who qualifies) the FALSE sense of security that there is no spyware on their machine makes it even more of a menace to society. Download.com's statement that Bazooka

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1 stars

"no scanning of any sort"

January 13, 2010  |  By pilotguy

 |  Version: Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner 1.13.03

Pros

I don't like a thing

Cons

This is a scam. There is no hard drive scanning whatsoever. Thats why the other reviews call it "quick" and "didnt' find anything"

Summary

DONT DO IT

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General
Publisher Kephyr
Publisher web site http://www.kephyr.com/
Release Date November 26, 2003
Date Added November 26, 2003
Version 1.12
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 727.08KB
File Name bazookasetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,101,185
Downloads Last Week 286
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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