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Spyware Terminator 2015

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1475 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.0.102
  • Total Downloads:
    2,550,025
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 03, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    8.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    714
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #17 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Review

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Spyware Terminator 2015 finds and removes spyware, Web browser cookies, and other software that can potentially compromise your privacy. It's free of charge and features a scan scheduler and real-time protection, but suffers from a large number of ads and locked features.

Pros

Automatic scans: Spyware Terminator 2015 can be set to perform regular scans and check for updates to its virus database. You can also specify what to do in case a scheduled scan is missed or your laptop is running on batteries.

Multiple scan modes: You have the ability to choose between a quick, complete, and a custom scan. In our tests, the complete scan took less than 12 minutes and found seven tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and recommended their removal, which required about a second.

Cons

Ads and product placements: A large number of functions in the app require a premium license or are outright ads for third-party products; in addition, there is no shortage of regular banners and graphics urging you to buy different software products. Overall, we feel that the developers focused too much on pushing sales and not enough on the user experience.

Resource hungry: Even when our PC was idle and no scan was ongoing, we observed 1-3 percent CPU activity caused by the software. While this won't impact computer performance, it may have a negative effect on your battery life, since it requires the CPU to be active all the time.

Bottom Line

Although Spyware Terminator 2015 does a fine job locating spyware and other privacy-compromising files, we were put off by the large number of ads and locked features. If that doesn't bother you, though, then you might enjoy the software. Otherwise, we recommend taking a look at an alternative solution.

 
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1 stars

"database updates fail repeatedly"

June 07, 2015  |  By BOBRGR

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2015 3.0.0.101

Pros

2012 version worked OK...2015 NOT SO MUCH.

Cons

I refreshed a seldom used PC, installing Spyware Terminator 2015 to replace 2012.
The database is 161 days old but won't update after repeated attempts
The website was no help
I found a site that claimed to offer a database download, but when I unpacked it, the date was 2012

Summary

I use 2012 on a few PC's...I won't be going to 2015 and may just uninstall those that I have. Between avast, malwarebytes, windows defender and super anti-spyware this just isn't needed. Installing ST 2015 was just a waste of my time...after reading my review perhaps it'll save you some time. there are plenty of anti-malware programs that actually work.

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5 stars

"The best Spyware/Malware program I have used so far."

February 05, 2015  |  By caseyleen

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2015 3.0.0.101

Pros

It as as good as Malwarebytes, but a lot faster

Cons

None so far

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1 stars

"Malware program."

September 10, 2014  |  By anhedonic67

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2012 3.0.0.82

Pros

None, unless you love headaches.

Cons

Malware, pure and simple. This program interrupts any running program and throws the computer back to the desktop to try to get you to purchase the full version. When I tried to uninstall, I received a message saying the uninstall file did not work. After reloading three times and getting the same message, I called their help line. They tried to scam me by saying it was due to administration event errors and wanted to charge me $199 to fix it. Absolutely horrid program.

Summary

This program is only good for infecting your computer.

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3 stars

"Doesn't work quite as I want"

August 05, 2014  |  By howardferns

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2012 3.0.0.82

Pros

Fast Scan takes 1 to 2 minutes.
Installed on 3 computers, it detected a trojan on the first one, that no other tool had found. I was suspicious of this and fully expected it to find the same one on the other two, but as it was only on one computer I have to assume it was genuine.

Cons

All I want is something I can scan with now and again, but every time I run Spyware Terminator it adds its Updater to my startup. I don't want it running all the time, and there doesn't seem to be an option to prevent this. I'd rather be able to click for a simple update before scanning, like you do with MalwareBytes.

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5 stars

"has always been a solid product for protection"

May 26, 2014  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2012 3.0.0.82

Pros

-one of the best hips to secure your system.
-can us clamav integrated with it if you wish or f-protect.
-2012 vb100 - http://www.f-prot.com/news/gen_news/120920_vb100.html
-good company

Cons

-not the best antispyware definitions

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1 stars

"Absolute DUD"

December 29, 2013  |  By dollo007

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2012 3.0.0.82

Pros

Was able to install and had a good interface.. thats all

Cons

Literally slows down the system as rightly mentioned by the CNET crew. Identified a rogur object , hanged the system and had to restart the system. Finally uninstalled it. Anytime would go with MBAM or SAS.

Summary

Not worthy enough..

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1 stars

"I don't recommend it"

November 11, 2013  |  By t-link

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2012 3.0.0.82

Pros

-light on resources

Cons

-lets a lot of malware and spyware on the system
-free version is extremely limited
-interface is confusing
-database sucks

Summary

spyware terminator free is not worth downloading . There are far better antimalwares. Spyware terminator used to be really good when it had clam AV integration but now it just isn't very good.(only my opinion)

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5 stars

"Highly Overrated"

November 08, 2013  |  By super14man1

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2012 3.0.0.82

Pros

It is a good antimalware when it is free version and the pro version has so many features and uses little resources.

Cons

Uses Fprot antivirus which isn't considered a great antivirus, but it's other signatures make up for that.

Summary

Very great antimalware, a lot better than 16th place for sure maybe should be in the top five and even the top three.

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5 stars

"Anti-spyware with great detection and daily updates"

July 22, 2013  |  By janmnamjan

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2012 3.0.0.74

Pros

daily updates of antispyware database, very good detection, almost 0 false-positives, low at resources, simple UI

Cons

Haven't found any, only the version with antivirus is paid.

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1 stars

"It install's Add-on's into your Internet explorer"

July 20, 2013  |  By VirtualT

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2012 3.0.0.74

Pros

It works well removing other spyware, but installs its own ad-on's/adware on your computer - so it's not safe to use.

Cons

This program is not safe to use due to the add-on's,adware and shopping toolbars it installs into your internet browser.

Summary

It removed other adware/ spyware well, and then appears to install's it's own ad- on's on your computer, so not safe to use is my opinion.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.0.102
Version 3.0.0.102 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Crawler
Publisher web site http://www.crawler.com/products.aspx
Release Date September 03, 2015
Date Added September 03, 2015
Version 3.0.0.102
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.68MB
File Name SpywareTerminatorSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,550,025
Downloads Last Week 714
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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