SpyCleaner

SpyCleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.7
  • Total Downloads:
    274,214
  • Date Added:
    April 14, 2005
  • File Size:
    8.55MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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Considering its stiff competition, SpyCleaner fails to stand out as a truly reliable weapon against adware. Although the program's main window is easy enough to understand and navigate, we wished it could be resized to more easily view a list of detected components. However, after witnessing the program's lackluster performance, we can safely say its interface is certainly not the biggest issue. The malware database is quite small, containing fewer than 400 items. Scanning our test PC took a lot of time, and the application didn't even remove all the adware components it located, leaving a number of files and registry keys on our system. Still, we did find a few useful features, such as the ability to restore erased components if removing them damages your computer in some way, and the Hijack Repair utility that keeps an eye on home-page hijackers. We've certainly seen worse antiadware applicationss, but most users can do a lot better.
 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Failed to download!"

July 07, 2008  |  By Web Bird

 |  Version: SpyCleaner 8.7

Cons

Twice I tried to download it and it failed. It only partially downloaded. I can't say if it's any good or not.

Summary

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Updated on Jan 11, 2009

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3 stars

"Cleans up your spyware"

April 18, 2006  |  By merlot_1

 |  Version: SpyCleaner 8.7

Cons

But you don't really need it. Try these free ones instead of paying..Ad-Aware, A-Squared, Spybot, Advanced Spyware Removal, Spyware Exterminator, Yahoo AntySpyware, and of course Windows Defender,(Microsoft AntySpywae Beta)

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2 stars

"Better ASW apps are available for free"

March 20, 2006  |  By webgrrrl

 |  Version: SpyCleaner 8.7

Pros

It will find some older types of spyware.

Cons

Nothing inspires confidence like all but one review giving this a raving 2 THUMBS UP! and BEST EVER! and FINDS ALL SPYWARE!

No ASW software finds ALL spyware, and this one is certainly not "the best there is", not by a long shot.

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5 stars

"Easy to use and powerful to remove spyware"

July 17, 2005  |  By DavidSmith

 |  Version: SpyCleaner 8.7

Pros

I love this product. I have already another product, Spy Cleaner Gold from this company and both of these software has made my life easy since I do a lot of surfing.

Cons

should have a little fast scan.

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5 stars

"Great. It is the BEST"

July 11, 2005  |  By gamerJN

 |  Version: SpyCleaner 8.7

Pros

This is better than anyother spyware program I have used. It doesn't find everything like other programs but it sure does find WAY more than the others. DOWNLOAD IT!

Cons

Takes too long to scan.

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5 stars

"Very positive review"

May 02, 2005  |  By jamesgolde

 |  Version: SpyCleaner 8.7

Pros

After seeing a very positive review in a magazine I decided to download this and was shocked to find I had a key logger on my machine! I normally use this PC for home stuff, and have no idea how it got there. But SpyCleaner found and deleted something called 'invisble keylogger' -- all gone now thank goodness. I had mistakenly assumed my anti virus program would have detected it but when I contacted them the customer service person said they "do not attempt to detect all keyloggers" and again recommended an anti-spyware program like SpyCleaner! Hope this helps someone else. I recommend you download and just check your system, it's free 15 day trial so there is nothing to loose.

Cons

I recommend you download and just check your system, it's free 15 day trial so there is nothing to loose.

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1 stars

"No opinion!"

April 27, 2005  |  By AtLast

 |  Version: SpyCleaner 8.7

Pros

???

Cons

Why does Spyware Doctor alert me about going to the software makers homepage? (site is suspected of containing harmful content?????)

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5 stars

"Finds Every spyware"

April 14, 2005  |  By goldengreeke

 |  Version: SpyCleaner 8.7

Pros

It Finds and deletes All your spyware. But be carefull if you have a P2P proram like BearShares,Limewire,Kaza,etc. SpyCleaner will delete those programs if you don"t uncheck the box next to their names, because Spy Cleaner feels all P2P programs are spyware. I personally feel you should spend a few dollars more and get Spy cleaner Gold, It's an upgrade with more features, but they are both well worth the price to have a spyware free pc. 5 Stars and TWO thumbs UP!

Cons

Might have a few false positives once in a while, I'm not sure.

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5 stars

"Highly effective!"

April 14, 2005  |  By Ms.Denise

 |  Version: SpyCleaner 8.7

Pros

I've been troubled by spyware (adware specifically) for some time now. Spycleaner was able to get rid of such pests, and as a consequence, my pc's performance improved (particularly the Internet speed - better download time). At the moment, I don't have a job yet but when I do get one I'll make it a point to purchase this product.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Topdownloads
Publisher web site http://www.topdownloads.net/
Release Date April 14, 2005
Date Added April 14, 2005
Version 8.7
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 8.55MB
File Name SpyCleaner8.7.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 274,214
Downloads Last Week 8
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $19.95

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