SpyRemover

SpyRemover

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 77 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.04
  • Total Downloads:
    964,367
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 30, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (Removal-disabled); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    6.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    44
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Essentially, this program gussies up the freeware Spybot Search & Destroy. SpyRemover has the same basic interface, though it's a bit more polished.

When scanning, the program didn't slow our computer, and it consumed little memory. The database encompasses not only adware and obvious dangers such as keyloggers and Trojan horses, but also indirect privacy threats such as cookies. In case deleting the detected threats leads to some programs not working properly, you can easily recover all removed items. Note that this program doesn't detect potentially embarrassing traces various applications leave behind, such as logs, history files, and a list of recently-viewed documents.

The trial version also doesn't remove the spyware and adware it finds; you have to pay for that function. If you're comfortable removing adware manually, and the interface glitches in Spybot really bother you, you might test SpyRemover.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"DemoWare or SalesWare-Not even TrialWare - Time Waster"

June 01, 2013  |  By WayneWymore

 |  Version: SpyRemover 3.04

Pros

Did not infect my computer...

Cons

The idea that CNET would allow this company to post this completely misleading "software" really destroys any credibility that CNET had.

Will not remove even 1 single drop of the claimed 322 instances of infection it claimed to find.

Summary

What a scam.

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1 stars

"FAKE do not DL"

September 29, 2010  |  By Tech1professional

 |  Version: SpyRemover 3.04

Pros

FAKE DO NOT DL

Cons

FAKE DO NOT DL

Summary

FAKE CRAP bad stuff

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1 stars

"AVG Resident Shield Alert:"

June 19, 2010  |  By m_pekker

 |  Version: SpyRemover 3.04

Pros

AVG Resident Shield Alert: Potentially harmful program Fake_AntiSpyware.AQS

Cons

AVG Resident Shield Alert: Potentially harmful program Fake_AntiSpyware.AQS

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1 stars

"Worthless, useless, harmful. BEWARE. STAY AWAY."

October 12, 2009  |  By isunar

 |  Version: SpyRemover 3.04

Pros

None whatsoever.

Cons

Ought to be taken off CNET immediately!

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1 stars

"Total Rubbish !"

September 10, 2009  |  By rusticlad

 |  Version: SpyRemover 3.04

Pros

Nothing at all !

Cons

This program is very dangerous believe me i test beta products all the time DO NOT USE !!
I just love fighting malware and spyware and this is just rogue spyware CNet should take it off their list !!!!!

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1 stars

"Be aware of this program"

September 01, 2009

 |  Version: SpyRemover 3.04

Pros

none to give. i assumed it would be a great program

Cons

AVG suite identified this program as a fake spyware remover and deleted it beforei could click on it, Do no use at any cost

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1 stars

"I hope the makers are in an asylum somewhere."

June 12, 2009  |  By LincolnLog_21

 |  Version: SpyRemover 3.04

Pros

Detected "2955 infected items" on my PC!!!

Cons

All of those were false positives. Every last one. Claims perfectly harmless files and programs are spyware...on a related note, the makers of this software obviously hate SpywareBlaster and SUPERAnti-Spyware.

Summary

This program clearly has no idea what it's doing. It's scan is pretty quick, but it'll basically just show you half of your registry and say that it's all infected. If I didn't have the good sense to ignore this program's suggestions, it probably would've deleted my entire hard drive to get rid of "spyware." Oh wait, that won't happen either, because you have to pay them $30 to get the program to actually remove anything! Believe me, this program is absolutely horrible and not worth the download...unless you have a really geeky sense of humor and just want to see how many false positives YOUR computer will show.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.04
Version 3.04 include minor enhancements and new signature updates.
General
Publisher InfoWorks Technology
Publisher web site http://www.itcompany.com
Release Date June 30, 2008
Date Added June 30, 2008
Version 3.04
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 6.38MB
File Name remover.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 964,367
Downloads Last Week 44
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Removal-disabled
Price $29.95

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