Free Spyware Scanner

Free Spyware Scanner

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.6
  • Total Downloads:
    227,669
  • Date Added:
    April 21, 2005
  • File Size:
    6.13MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    34
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 3.x/95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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Though this antispyware scanner has a limited database of malware (about 450 items), it did a decent job of stopping and finding intruders in our tests. The real-time protection managed to stop all adware trying to install. However, the small database told on scan results so that Free Spyware Scanner missed several malware executables and DLLs (for instance, WebHancer and MultiDropper). The program offers several tools for immunizing your PC against malware (an ActiveX shield, for instance) or repairing your browser and system settings after removing adware (for example, fixing LSP). Free Spyware Scanner's tree interface is not very handy for viewing and sorting large lists of found items. The software won t excite much attention, considering the number of quality free anti-spyware tools.
 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"very good software "

January 04, 2008  |  By caca_coco

 |  Version: Free Spyware Scanner 9.6

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1 stars

"I wish to THANK the people that tell the turth"

December 13, 2007  |  By glens

 |  Version: Free Spyware Scanner 9.6

Pros

Like MR QUENTINTARANTINO

a cnet user

HE:S QUOITS THIS PROGRAM IS NOT FREE

that tell us all its all SHOW and no GO

so dont download some thing that wont let you TRY IT

move on to the Next program

Cons

its the Big 3 time say it with me

give me a C !

now give me an O !

and give me that NNNNN

what Dose it spell

CON !!!!! yell it OUT CON !!!!!!!!!!

not with a k but with that C COOOOOOON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1 stars

"STAY AWAY from their WEBSITE & SOFTWARE - McAfee Site Advisor ID'd it as "RED""

September 27, 2007  |  By compunrd

 |  Version: Free Spyware Scanner 9.6

Pros

NOTHING - will NOT download it

Cons

According to McAfee Site Advisor: "Feedback from credible users suggests that downloads on this site may contain what some people would consider adware, spyware, or other potentially unwanted programs".

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1 stars

"RUBBISH,AND NOT FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

March 30, 2007  |  By QuentinTarantino

 |  Version: Free Spyware Scanner 9.6

Cons

GET THIS CR*P OFF DOWNLOAD.COM.ITS NOT FREE AS ADVERTISED.ITS SLOW AND HAS A SMALL DATABASE.

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3 stars

"Free to scan only?"

July 14, 2006  |  By vunsin

 |  Version: Free Spyware Scanner 9.6

Pros

Pretty easy to use.

Cons

This is supposed to be free, isn't it? The product description says:

[License: Free; Limitations: No limitations]

However, the last time I did a scan and then attempted to clean the adware found, the program told me that my five-time evaluation was up and that I would have to purchase the program in order to clean the adware found on my computer.

This is not supposed to be a trial version and there was no mention of the "five-time evaluation" at any point during the installation of the program or thereafter. Did I miss something?

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3 stars

"works, but could be better"

March 22, 2006  |  By i am josh

 |  Version: Free Spyware Scanner 9.6

Pros

found spyware on my system but...

Cons

did a slow scan and missed malicious files on my system.

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4 stars

"GOOD SCANNER"

August 30, 2005  |  By amoktime

 |  Version: Free Spyware Scanner 9.6

Pros

Though not as comprehensive as Ad-Aware, Spy-Bot or Spyware Doctor, it is good to have in the arsenal. Finds more cookies than true spyware. Though others have stated that it only works 5 times, maybe that's after each update. I have been able the use it more than 5 times.

Cons

Slower than other antispyware scanners, but I actually find comfort in a slower,thorough scan.

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5 stars

"You have to try this!"

June 07, 2005  |  By testing_review

 |  Version: Free Spyware Scanner 9.6

Pros

First scan: over 300 infections found. Other programs: total of 420 infections found within a week of scanning every 3 hours. If that doesn't describe how great this program is!

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4 stars

"Rec'd for getting rid of nasty spyware, adware, ect."

May 04, 2005  |  By Ice_Man28

 |  Version: Free Spyware Scanner 9.6

Pros

Found ad/spyware in computer that others couldn't find. Took several times to completly remove them. But now my computer is so clean, I could eat it. Only gives you a five time cleaing, but really that's all you need if you download the right tools to keep you computer safe by not letting anything else in.

I recommend these products that are available from download.com

ZoneAlarm,

GoGoData Tray,

Spy Watcher,

Attack Shield ws by: Sana Security,

Spyware Blaster,

Spybot: Search and Destroy,

and there was another called Trojan Guard or something like that, it's good for removing trojans, but gives you a short trial period.

Cons

Only gives you a 5 time cleaning.

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5 stars

"Very Nice and efficient Software"

May 03, 2005  |  By DavidSmith

 |  Version: Free Spyware Scanner 9.6

Pros

Very easy to use. Efficient in removing spywares.

Cons

A little slow to scan. 5 times usage is a little less to make the purchase decision.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Topdownloads
Publisher web site http://www.topdownloads.net/
Release Date April 21, 2005
Date Added April 21, 2005
Version 9.6
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 3.x, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows (all)
Download Information
File Size 6.13MB
File Name FreeSpywareScanner9.6.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 227,669
Downloads Last Week 34
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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