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PC Adware Spyware Removal

CNET Editors' review

For a number of reasons, this antiadware application can't trump its numerous competitors. To begin with, PC Adware Spyware Removal only caught about half the adware components we installed on our computer for testing purposes (it skipped the executables of such well-known threats as NaviSearch, CashBack, BargainBuddy, and NCase). This flawed performance may be due to the fact the demo won't let you update its definitions database, which is key to maintaining effective protection. On the plus side, we did like the app's interface, which is elegant and well-organized. The cookie monitor and ActiveX-blocking features are welcome touches, but the latter didn't prove to be all that reliable. One of PC Adware Spyware Removal's biggest problems is that the trial version can't remove any spyware components it finds, which makes it difficult for us to fully evaluate how well it does its main job. Therefore, we'd guess that users truly concerned with shielding their PCs from malware should keep looking.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.3 stars

    out of 69 votes

    • 5 star: 56
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 11
  • Current version:

    3.4 stars

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 1.0 stars

    "A free-trial should allow removal of the spyware found."

    May 15, 2012  |   By DarthSwarovski

    Version: PC Adware Spyware Removal 2.1

    Pros

    It found some threats.

    Cons

    It will not remove the alleged spyware it found unless I upgraded. If I cannot test the effectiveness of a "free-trial" I will not put my money on it. Besides, when I tried to uninstall this waste of time it took me to a page rated Red by WOT.

    Summary

    How the hell do I remove this program from my PC? It just won't go away!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Program missed alot of threats, and I can't figure out how to remove from my PC?"

    January 4, 2008  |   By ivanjay99

    Version: PC Adware Spyware Removal 2.1

    Cons

    Left a lot of threats in my pc, even after 3 sweeps. Now, I am trying to remove from my pc, and cannot figure out how to do it. ??? AAAHRG!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good anti spyware tool"

    October 11, 2007  |   By robert4020

    Version: PC Adware Spyware Removal 2.1

    Pros

    Works fine for me. Can't beat the price.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "alot of rubbish"

    August 7, 2005  |   By Public-software-tester

    Version: PC Adware Spyware Removal 2.1

    Pros

    i really don't like nothing about this problem apart from being so boring

    Cons

    Limitations: Removal-disabled ? do i need to say more ! i just don't understand why on earth its none working software don't download it ! don't wast your time installing this junk ! software which does not offer free trials . i mean Removal-disabled ?? *** whats the point installing it anyway like we going to buy it ! BS... thank god i could type something about this time waster program, it's funny you could see the virus ect but you cant remove it you got to pay !! get microsoft Anty spyware and its damm free... p.s holyycrap

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Did what AdAware & Spybot S&D could not!"

    July 19, 2005  |   By cwdx

    Version: PC Adware Spyware Removal 2.1

    Pros

    Removed some very imbedded hijack spyware that AdAware, Spybot S&D & Microsofts AntiSpyware could not do. Very impressed!

    Cons

    None at all!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent to get rid of about:blank hijacker"

    July 16, 2005  |   By bowerman1

    Version: PC Adware Spyware Removal 2.1

    Pros

    I used to use Ad-Aware 6 and found that PC Adware Removal found more infections faster. The interface is intuitive and user-friendly, scanning the system does not hog up a ton of memory, and it really does work quite well. I feel safe using this program.

    Report feature is excellent as well. It loads a webpage when prompted, that shows what was scanned, what was found, and what tools it used. This report can be called up whenever you feel neccesary.

    Cons

    I think things like adware removal tools should be free, after all, its not like we asked for the spyware and trojans to be downloaded to our machines.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "very good anti spyware tool"

    July 16, 2005  |   By dsmpedals

    Version: PC Adware Spyware Removal 2.1

    Pros

    Great description of every threat, even regarding where the threat originated and what may be a consequence of eliminating (such as being part of a program that you do actually want to keep).It is very easy to use, and detects things that other products (spybot, etc.) were unable to. The initial scan, that took about 10 min, detected 122 infections on my pc, and removed all, and now the pc certainly runs faster without irritating pop ups and ads.

    Cons

    Not too much, it just hung once while running, but that could be due to anything.

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