Internet Spy Hunter

Internet Spy Hunter

Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 31 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    22,324
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 07, 2004
  • Price:
    Purchase; $24.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    182.62KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    161
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #33 in Anti-Spyware

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2 stars

"Too expensive and too slow"

April 29, 2015  |  By jimzamichieli

 |  Version: Internet Spy Hunter 3.0

Pros

It does detect browser hijacking software really, really well.

Cons

The scans take forever. On one of my computers, it takes about 5+ hours to run a full scan. On another computer, with a much larger hard drive, it takes 12+ hours to run a full scan. The subscription price is way too high for a software that takes this long to scan.

Summary

I would recommend this product ONLY IF: (a) you have a known virus/malware/browser hijacker; and (b) you can't find another product that will detect and successfully remove the problem.

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4 stars

"The best anti-spyware, but way too expensive for sure"

February 27, 2015  |  By FernandoVidigal

 |  Version: Internet Spy Hunter 3.0

Pros

-The best at detecting browser highjackers and spyware in general and the best by far at removing them, also very good with rootkits.
-Also very good at scanning and cleaning Windows Registry for spyware infections.
-Not only scans; but it also monitors and actively protects a lot of important things like DNS changes, proxy changes, processes, the HOSTS file, the LSP Chain, Home Page protection, desktop shortcuts, and others.
-There is a Spyware Helpdesk, and they reply very fast and they are usually very knowledgeable. And in the rare event if the infection can not be automatically removed by SpyHunter, they offer a custom fix that SpyHunter will run personalised just for your computer and just for your type of infection.

Cons

-It's only a anti-spyware product but it's way more expensive than any anti-virus I know. The license is not for 1 year but only for 6 months, and it's only for 1 computer.
-Updates to the malware signatures or definitions are usually only once a day, and sometimes for several days.
-Does NOT actively block known spyware websites, and it does NOT actively block known spyware from infecting your computer. It lets you get infected, then users must use the Scan function for detection and removal.
-Users can not select what to Scan using the Windows context menu, so if you want to scan for example just 1(one) file, you will have to do a scan to all the files in the computer.
-Does not scan removable media on demand.
-Even in the PAID version, and even if you select you don't want to buy or to install the "Registry Scan"; the advertisement bar for the "Registry Scan" will be there and very highlighted in yellow.
-User manual is very outdated and it has got a lot of errors too.

Summary

By far the very best Anti-Spyware and Anti-BrowserHighjacker out there, but still not as good as it could be and as it should be and especially not for its WILD price tag.

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5 stars

"Review for Spy Hunter 4 - Excellent"

February 25, 2015  |  By bbradley1947

 |  Version: Internet Spy Hunter 3.0

Pros

Finds malicious ware better than any other program I have used thus far.

Cons

Not negative comments as of this writing

Summary

Some complained that the program seemed to offered free. I never got that impression. The SCAN was offered free, but it was clear to me that the removal program would cost.

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4 stars

"I bought it because it worked for me"

February 15, 2015  |  By stirfry1

 |  Version: Internet Spy Hunter 3.0

Pros

Found many malware infections my other software products didn't. It solved a big issue for me.

Cons

Scans take a very long time but worth it.

Summary

I spent the #39.99 and wssn't disappointed

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1 stars

"pretends to be free and it isn't"

February 11, 2015  |  By gemniwoo

 |  Version: Internet Spy Hunter 3.0

Pros

I don't see anything good about this.

Cons

This program runs on your computer for HOURS promising to remove thousands of threats. But it's really just holding you hostage because you can't remove the threats unless you buy it.

Summary

Disingenuous.

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1 stars

"I should have done some research"

January 26, 2015  |  By my15clicks

 |  Version: Internet Spy Hunter 3.0

Pros

Always finds some cookies on your PC (as if you didn't know that already)

Cons

Useless in everything else

Summary

I got suckered into this software when my laptop got infected and I read about this tool in a forum. First time I installed it for free it took hours to scan and found "issues" that needed to be fixed. So I click the 'fix' button and then you are prompted to purchase the software. So you kind of forced to pay to fix it. But I've had several issues that keep coming back. Their tech support is useless in their directions to permantly remove the infections. I ended up finding free solutions on the Malwarebytes forum and fixed my laptop myself. I could have saved myself the $39.99. On top of that they automatically renew the $39.99 every six months (READ THE FINE PRINT). I guess at least they were nice enough to warn me that the I was going to be charged again in 7 days. I've since then canceled the subscription. However I have not recieved a confirmation that the cancelation went thru (how long should it take?). Luckely I've made screen shots of the cancelation process pages in case they are unable to do this correctly also. Run away form this software. It's no better than the malware infection you might have.

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1 stars

"Spyhunter will stuff your computer"

January 21, 2015  |  By Courirer

 |  Version: Internet Spy Hunter 3.0

Pros

Makes a list of spyware on your computer

Cons

Takes about three hours to scan your computer then you have to buy the full version and it takes another three hours to scan.
Does not remove all the spyware but it does remove all your passwords!
It now takes three goes and 25 minutes to boot up my computer

Summary

I have turned SpyHunter off and hopefully I will get my life back!
Waste of money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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2 stars

"seemed to identify malware, but NOT FREE"

January 06, 2015  |  By rjgarnold

 |  Version: Internet Spy Hunter 3.0

Pros

Seemed to identify lots of malware and adware

Cons

Not free, as advertised

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5 stars

"Not so fast..."

November 03, 2014  |  By Jonny_S

 |  Version: Internet Spy Hunter 3.0

Pros

It works, and works great.

Cons

The marketing is a little sleazy - download and scan now and then learn you have to pay...

Summary

I completely disagree with the negative reviews. After downloading and trying Adaware, Iobit and AVG (all free and completely feckless), I paid for Spyhunter and it fixed ALL my problems. No BS, the others did nothing other than take up a lot of time (I think AVG found 2) and this fixed them all - many threats. I am very pleased with the product, although I wasn't crazy about the marketing - download, scan and THEN find out you have to pay...
You're welcome to contact me to verify that I am someone real and not just someone posting for the company

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5 stars

"ENGIMA NOT TOOTO FIX ASAP"

October 12, 2014  |  By Timothy.M

 |  Version: Internet Spy Hunter 3.0

Pros

Works perfectly fine couple of registry bugs it can't remove but works fine otherwise for the paid version the scan is also brilliant.

Cons

Yes it says free do a scan then tells you to buy the full version to remove the bugs BUT what removal tool doesn't do that *cough Norton cough* more in the summary.
.... does cost 60ish dollars

Summary

First of all this software is from ENIGMA not TOOTO so do not trust that download do some research in other locations before downloading stuff guys.
I found SpyHunter4 to be my god send when i had a rootkit virus nearly bricked my computer nearly a year ago it managed to remove it completely with a press of a button and constantly updates to the latest gear even if you haven't bought the full version or have an expired account. But I can't stress this enough GET IT FROM THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE!!! I believe the one linked here is either a mess up by cnet\ A smear campaign OR intentionally put up.

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General
Publisher Tooto Technologies
Publisher web site http://tooto.triasite.net/
Release Date September 07, 2004
Date Added September 07, 2004
Version 3.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements
  • Windows NT/2000/XP
  • 500MHz CPU
  • 128MB RAM
  • Internet Connection
  • Download Information
    File Size 182.62KB
    File Name Not available
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 22,324
    Downloads Last Week 161
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    Price $24.95
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