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  • 5.0 stars

    "Pretty Good"

    August 13, 2012  |   By Judge_Threat

    Version: Spy Emergency 11.0.195

    Pros

    -Finds lots of spyware and malware during scans
    -Very light on system resources
    -Works fine on my Windows 8 Release Preview
    -Cool and simple to use GUI

    Cons

    -Real-Time detection could be improved
    -Support is kind of slow
    -Not a very well known program
    -Trial is short, 15 days.

    Summary

    This program is pretty good if you don't mind using it form a brand you hear about every day. I run it on my pc and it works great!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Can't recommend based on trial."

    August 27, 2010  |   By redbudhill

    Version: Spy Emergency 8.0.305

    Pros

    Scans really fast. Finds lots of spyware.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, it keeps finding the same spyware over and over.

    Summary

    I downloaded this for trial. As soon as I find the right software I will buy it, but I need to know if it does what it says before I shell out the money. This one scanned really fast, found several trojans, malware, spyware, etc. Then it said it deleted them. I ran the scan again, and lo and behold, it finds the very same trojans, malware and spyware all over again.

    I rebooted and tried again, with the same result. I need a spyware remover that,...oh, I don't know......actually "removes" the spyware, rather than just saying it does, then finding it over and over again.

    If it did what it says it does, I would be happy to buy it, because it did find several things. But I don't want to risk my money paying for something that may do the same thing after it is purchased. YMMV.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "A very good program"

    June 25, 2010  |   By Virus6851

    Version: Spy Emergency 7.0.905

    Pros

    Good light quick scanning low on system resorces fast quick set up good protection

    Cons

    You only have 15 day trial once expired cant remove or update

    Summary

    Highly recommended for people unprotected Very good protection at a reasonable price

    Updated on Jun 27, 2010

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    Updated on Jun 27, 2010

    I PAID FOR THIS PRODUCT AND IT STARTED TO SHUT DOWN MY ANTIVIRUS AND IT PUT MANY FALSE PASITIVES ON MY PC I DONT KNOW IF THIS HAS HAPPNED TO U BUT I DON NOT RECOMMENED THIS PRODUCT ANYMORE!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not worth the risk"

    February 16, 2010  |   By abkay01

    Version: Spy Emergency 3.0.190

    Pros

    None that I could find

    Cons

    Doesnt really uninstall so causes conflicts with other A/V etc software when you try to install them.

    Summary

    I class this almost as malware itself. It doesnt fully uninstall and leaves bread crumbs that trip other other a/v solutions when you try and install them. Support is non-existant and there is no documentation on how to remove the remnants it left behind.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The Best Anti Spyware product I have tried yet"

    August 25, 2009  |   By tominnoo

    Version: Spy Emergency 6.0.705

    Pros

    I like the clean design and ease of use, fast scan,fast detection

    Cons

    no cons ever no problems!

    Summary

    The most effective defence you can find against internet threats

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  • 1.0 stars

    "THIS IS A SCAMWARE!"

    August 21, 2009  |   By theserialmaniac

    Version: Spy Emergency 6.0.705

    Pros

    None. Netcom3 is good at scamming.

    Cons

    DO NOT GET THIS SOFTWARE! Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware Classified this software as a virus! After you download this program, you can't go on sites like www.avg.com or www.malwarebytes.org!

    Summary

    SCAMWARE

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  • 4.0 stars

    "When it works, theres none better."

    May 17, 2009  |   By The Sports Fan

    Version: Spy Emergency 6.0.305

    Pros

    When it works, theres none better. I don't know what the folks at Negate are doing but it seems every other version update sucks. This one does. But the last one that weighs in at 38.4 MB is great. Why" because it has an x64 version in it's exe.

    Cons

    This version won't run on my X64 Vista Ultimate! The last one runs great * it has an x64 in it's installer exe! This is the only X64 anti-spy app that I've ever found. It has great shields that respond in a heartbeat. An occasional false positive.

    Summary

    Why is it so good? Because it's the only anti-spy app that actually has a 64 version built into the installer exe. The problem is the folks at Negate don't understand the meaning of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"! I'm sure glad I didn't delete the 2009 version thats 38.4 mb in size. This one's 42,4 & what ever they added needs to be removed! It messes up the system in both x86 & x64. Makes the machine refuse to shut down on it's own. Can't connect to their server & the list goes on.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Reviewing for an X64 system only."

    May 14, 2009  |   By Charles K

    Version: Spy Emergency 6.0.305

    Pros

    A real life saver for me on my Vista Ultimate, X^$ system. Quick scans, quick to load, huge signature file. Almost to big so theres an occasional false positive which I can live with. Clean, skinable UI, easy to use & never misses a scheduled scan.

    Cons

    A real problem child on 32 bit versions of Vista. Everything from software conflicts with my second Anti-Spy app to hanging during a scan. Takes forever to load, hangs while scanning. Just a real mess on 32 bit Vista which is to bad!

    Summary

    I've said it all in pros & cons. Highly recommended for 64bit systems. Just the opposite for 32 bit systems.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It works fine for me!"

    April 2, 2009  |   By Charles K

    Version: Spy Emergency 6.0.195

    Pros

    2008 gave me fits on Vista back when I had an x86 system. I just got my new PC & needed an AS app so I tried tis one & it runs great. I had no false positives at all. Fast scans on a schedule. Huge signature file. Great looking skins.

    Cons

    So far, none. maybe its actually better on a 64 bit system then a 32. I'm running vista Ultimate x64 with a quad core chip & 6 GB of ram. That could be why I'm not having issues. but with such a hube data base, false positives are expected.

    Summary

    It works great for me. Much better then previous versions that did all kinds of strange stuff to my vista 32 bit system. Like slowing shutdown so bad I removed it & it gave me a few false positives. Thats a simple fix. After using Spy Sweeper with ESET Smart Security, I came to know the data on my system. So, if & when I get a false positive & I'm sure i will, I'll just add it o th keep list. Recommended for Vista (64 Bit systems) only because thats what I have now. I just can't say about systems that I no longer use.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "MESSED UP MY NEW LAPTOP !"

    April 2, 2009  |   By T00LS

    Version: Spy Emergency 6.0.195

    Pros

    Easy to use.Nice looking application.Does the job.

    Cons

    It worked fine on my old XP machine,not my new vista machine, it picked up a lot of false positives. 400-500 items,files needed by my operating system.
    I uninstalled and wow. My registry was inundated with unmovable items.Had to do a system restore!

    Summary

    Used to work fine on XP.Not very good on Vista.Beware Vista people!
    Left lots of files,data and registry problems on my new laptop after uninstall.
    System restore saved my bacon!

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