SpyWall Anti-Spyware

SpyWall Anti-Spyware

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 91 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.4.3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    399,643
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 02, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $14.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    4.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    23
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Although its scanning engine could certainly use some work, this antispyware app has an effective real-time shield and a fine set of features.

It's convenient that SpyWall Anti-Spyware integrates directly into Internet Explorer, but some users might wish for an option to disable the toolbar during the installation process. As a real-time shield, SpyWall Anti-Spyware was almost too reliable at times. Though it prevented almost all malware and Browser Helper Objects from sneaking onto our test PC, it often blocked harmless sites. You may need to spend a bit of time configuring the application to allow certain URLs you frequently visit.

We did find a number of helpful perks underneath the hood, including a scheduler, automatic definitions updates, logging, and a start-up manager. Unfortunately, the spyware scanner was a bit more disappointing, as it left behind a number of adware components we installed for testing purposes. The one-week trial period also is shorter than we ideally like to see. Savvier users might find this utility useful for its real-time protection and other extras, so long as they don't rely on it as their sole antimalware solution.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.0

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 91 votes

    • 5 star 47
    • 4 star 19
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 10
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1 stars

"bogus report of malware - asked for $ to enable removal"

January 16, 2011  |  By not_a_shill

 |  Version: SpyWall Anti-Spyware 1.4.3.1

Pros

Removed immediately

Cons

bogus reports of software on a brand new OS install

Summary

1st scan reported reg keys for "BonziBuddy" and "AbetterInternet" - The reg keys were definately NOT there.
This on a Brand new Vista home premium 64bit install (2 days old) with all secuirity set at a high level - These programs were NOT installed on the machine, so why would there be traces in the registry? I did a complete registry search for each of the reported keys - NONE were there.
I also ran thorough scans with other well known products (Malwarebytes & MS SE) - NOTHING THERE

ALSO program reported the files as "unclassified" - Part of the scam? These are years old threats & VERY well known. Easily found when looked up. The program requires registration in order to remove the entries.

An unsophisticated user might be tempted to purchase as other programs can't find the "infestations"... STAY AWAY!!!

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1 stars

"Trial is non-existent"

April 04, 2010  |  By Roxanne_D

 |  Version: SpyWall Anti-Spyware 1.4.3.1

Pros

When I scanned my computer it did find threats.

Cons

The so-called free trial is non-existent. I downloaded the free trial and was able to scan my computer, but it was useless because the trial version will not remove threats. You have to buy the full product before it cleans them from your computer.

Summary

Don't waste your time downloading this unless you plan to buy it. I might have been willing to buy it if I could have seen first-hand that it works, but since the trial version is useless, I won't waste my money.

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4 stars

"Good and intuitive"

September 30, 2009  |  By lmurena

 |  Version: SpyWall Anti-Spyware 1.4.3.1

Pros

easy to use, works fine

Cons

nothing to report

Summary

Nice alternative anti-spyware to wash malware out of the pc, and it is easy to use. It worts a try!

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1 stars

"It was not free unlike spybot which is FREE"

September 27, 2009  |  By obadiah1

 |  Version: SpyWall Anti-Spyware 1.4.3.1

Pros

There was nothing about it I liked

Cons

It was terrible

Summary

It was not free. Spybot is FREE FREE FREE

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1 stars

"Not free download something else."

May 26, 2009  |  By ilymonster

 |  Version: SpyWall Anti-Spyware 1.4.3.1

Pros

Found things that I didn't know I had.

Cons

Not free download something else.

Summary

This program is free to use but you have to pay for removal of baddies.

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5 stars

"Nice software for low price."

March 31, 2009  |  By JerryLarson

 |  Version: SpyWall Anti-Spyware 1.4.3.1

Pros

Small program that does a lot!

Cons

Not free. Does not support firefox.

Summary

Very good scanner that I would place in my top 5 pick. Proactive protection for IE is great. Prevents malware from landing on your computer and makes surfing safe. The interface is ok, but it could be better.

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1 stars

"Don't waste your time, it's not free to try, money 1st"

March 14, 2009  |  By chachage

 |  Version: SpyWall Anti-Spyware 1.4.3.1

Pros

It detects the spyware, but to remove you have to purchase the software first.

Cons

None since I was not able to see it solving my problem. I think they should provide free trial with an access to remove the spyware but this way they will lose a lot of customers, we nees to see how it works by removing the spyware then we can buy it

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4 stars

"1 of the best but no ad-aware"

February 15, 2009  |  By drunken-cobra

 |  Version: SpyWall Anti-Spyware 1.4.3.1

Pros

detects and cleans spyware safely and low on memory

Cons

no ad-aware and the interface is dated

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1 stars

"obviously the creators wrote first reviews."

February 08, 2009  |  By geez-every-name-is-taken

 |  Version: SpyWall Anti-Spyware 1.4.3.1

Pros

none that i can tell. its fake

Cons

download this free 15 day trial and you get the old, YOUR COMPUTER WILL MELT unless you pay us now!!! there is no 15 day trial... its fake

Summary

" buy now and pay an addional $50 afterwards PER scan! This is cheaper than rebuilding your computer! OMG i think cnet just doesnt preview anymore, they used to be the best! They seem to have turned into sell outs. Pay the sponser fee and get an instant 5 star!

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1 stars

"Has malware"

January 26, 2009  |  By colts80211

 |  Version: SpyWall Anti-Spyware 1.4.3.1

Pros

none have to pay and has malware

Cons

malware blehhh

Summary

malware

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.4.3.1
Version 1.4.3.1 updates definition database.
General
Publisher Trlokom
Publisher web site http://www.trlokom.com/
Release Date January 02, 2008
Date Added January 02, 2008
Version 1.4.3.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 4.26MB
File Name spywall_installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 399,643
Downloads Last Week 23
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $14.99

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