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Spy Emergency 2008

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out of 96 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Aug. 27, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (Some features disabled after 15 days); $29.95 to buy
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Editors' Review

Despite good looks and a strong feature set, this antispyware application doesn't deliver where it counts: security. Spy Emergency 2005 has a colorful, well-designed, and logically arranged interface. It includes a full-blown scheduler, real-time protection, and the ability to exclude certain file types or drives from scans. However, in our tests, the scanning engine failed to remove a number of well-known pests, even with the latest definitions installed. It also detected a few harmless programs as high-risk threats. The real-time-protection module also disappointed us. Due to the number of free and effective antispyware programs on the scene, we find it tough to give this one anything more than a lukewarm review.
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3 stars

"Have been working good without crashes."

October 07, 2008  |  By khelben1979

 |  Version: Spy Emergency 2008 5.0.405


Stable, easy to use and the fact that it's free is a big plus.


The GUI is a bit stiff. If I compare to the GUI from Ashampoo, then I would say that this GUI is crap. The look is not as good as the one from Ashampoo in my opinion.

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5 stars

"Sorry Spy Sweeper but touv'e been replaced."

September 19, 2008  |  By The Sports Fan

 |  Version: Spy Emergency 2008 5.0.405


having been using Spy Sweeper, (new version 5.8) then after the problems with the Webroot site yesterday, I tried this beauty & have to say, I'm extremely impressed. This found & destroyed 2 nasties on all 3 hard drives, same on all in 2 scans.


Only one con from me. Works great on my Vista Ultimate system. The scan times are longer then the 2007 version but thats all. The free trial has a few limitations but will remove detected nasties. It's worth a look for sure.


Truth is, this is an amazing scan engine. I watched it work & this old war horse is impressed. It's feature packed, including a root kit scan at system startup if you choose. Scheduled scans & a rather large signature data base when comparing to others in the same class. I just can't recommend this program strongly enough for both Vista & XP users who are willing to spend some money on security. The fact that it found & destroyed 2 Trojan like infections everything else missed was enough for me to give this a 5 star rating.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.0.405
Version 5.0.305 updates scanner engine and virus database.
Publisher NetGate Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.spy-emergency.com
Release Date August 27, 2008
Date Added August 27, 2008
Version 5.0.405
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 22.96MB
File Name se-setup-ngt.exe
Total Downloads 337,759
Downloads Last Week 14
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features disabled after 15 days
Price $29.95

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