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Internet Spy Hunter

Average User Rating:
2.1
out of 35 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    24,597
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 07, 2004
  • Price:
    Purchase; $24.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    182.62KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    109
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #39 in Anti-Spyware

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1 stars

"Shame, just as bad as malware"

August 31, 2015  |  By grospux

 |  Version: Internet Spy Hunter 3.0

Pros

Easy to install

Cons

Hard to remove, in fact, impossible.

Summary

Seriously, when there is no way to uninstall a software, and when you try, a windows that you cannot escape in anyway tells you to upgrade, and unless you abort the uninstall it wont go away, the only other way is to pay for an upgrade, this is exactly what rogue software do, So SpyHunter has become the bad boy, like a corrupted cop who hung around too long with bad apples. It just so happen that you cannot easily contact anyone to file a complaint on the SpyHunter site nor the Enigma software site. I don,t care if the scan pulls a lot of results, such behavior is just unacceptable. How can anyone trust such a company.

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5 stars

"CLEARED MY POP-UPS ADS BROWSER HIJACKS IN 1 GO"

August 26, 2015  |  By micknextdoor

 |  Version: Internet Spy Hunter 3.0

Pros

Downloaded. installed, purchased and registered easily. Free version found 1,700 problems, but of course to fix these requires purchase at £31.
Once FIX was chosen it worked its way through all the problems and cleared them all. There are explanations given of what its doing and what problems this will solve (so reading this you have confidence that your visible problems are being solved). WIN7 desktop runs MUCH faster now (its a pleasure to use again) and has been cleared of dozens of popups adverts and browser-hijacks. Next boot-up cleared 32 problems, and I expect this will continue as these problems will continue to come back but in smaller numbers hopefully?

Cons

Price a bit steep at £31 for only 6 months.
But I guess you get what you pay for!
Would be better if it stopped this malware from infecting, rather than clearing off after the event!

Summary

Early days (used for 2 days only) but it seems to have done the job.

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1 stars

"Cant Kill The CryptoWall - No Refund As well"

July 06, 2015  |  By Scean7217

 |  Version: Internet Spy Hunter 3.0

Pros

NO At All.

Cons

Please listen , if your pc has been hijacked by cryptowall
dont believe any review online which is fake ads. this software i have purchase and running, but it cant kill the virus. and after 2 days the virus is appeal again encrypt all my file again and this stupid software not even pop up or prevent this happen. what a shame and useless software.
refund is not applicable as well.
*** STUPID SOFTWARE.SCAM MONEY. DO NOTHING

Summary

DONT BUY DONT TRUST BLACK LIST THIS SOFTWARE

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5 stars

"THE BEST IVE EVER ENCOUNTERED"

May 15, 2015  |  By shausler

 |  Version: Internet Spy Hunter 3.0

Pros

worth every penny, i have used the much praised malwarebytes in the past but there is frankly no comparison, Spyhunter4 is so comprehensive its stunning!!!

Cons

none that i can think of

Summary

For the folks that expected free, hey its a nominal price to pay for true protection.


cant recommend this software enough, it actually does its job!!

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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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Full Specifications

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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 External File
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 24,597
    Downloads Last Week 109
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    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price $24.95
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