Spyware Terminator

Spyware Terminator

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1475 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.6.0.110
  • Total Downloads:
    2,542,169
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 26, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.57MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    797
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #13 in Anti-Spyware

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Editors' Review

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This spyware scanner and removal tool does the job, but enabling some functions may cause slight slowdowns.

Spyware Terminator's crisp, clean interface uses simple buttons and tabs to operate and set options. The latest spyware signatures are automatically downloaded, and the real-time protection keeps baby-sitting to a minimum. Real-time protection monitors key spyware types and Windows objects, though slight system slowdowns depend on your machine. Those features and the simple scheduler will make this app appealing to novices.

Advanced users will appreciate Spyware Terminator's flexibility. Setting the sensitivity of various scans is as easy as moving a slider. Experienced users will want to enable the built-in antivirus tool, which extends the power of real-time analysis by comparing program code against a database of known viruses, Trojans, and worms.

From set-it-and-forget-it users to those delving into virus code, all will find Spyware Terminator flexible, simple, and effective, key measures of a good antispyware tool.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 10 votes

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

    3.9

    out of 1475 votes

    • 5 star 687
    • 4 star 418
    • 3 star 111
    • 2 star 79
    • 1 star 180
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4 stars

"Great Protection! ! ! !"

September 08, 2009  |  By Surgestar

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2.6.0.110

Pros

It provides great protection and the scan is fairly quick. I use this on my computer and laptop and it has been fantastic for the last year

Cons

its not full on compatible with 64bit operating systems as I found on my Vista ultimate, the live shield still works though, as far as I can tell.

Summary

Its a fantastic program offering you live on access shield which most programs only give on subscription etc, so you get great benefit hooking this up with the free home version of avast and they don't conflict. Apart from my one computer the other 2 would be lost without it. I highly recommend it.

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4 stars

"easy to use,very effective for a free product"

September 07, 2009

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2.6.0.110

Pros

I found little or no difference in my internet speed(dsl).I did elect not to use any addons(tool bars,etc.) I oringinally had spyzooka but my 1 year contract was up.This spyware product seemed to function just aswell at no costs.

Cons

none that I could discover.

Summary

spyware products should be usefull tools and not restrain the speed of browsing or loading data---this product fits the bill and best of all it's free.

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3 stars

"very good spyware for free"

September 07, 2009  |  By mlbroadard

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2.6.0.110

Pros

loadaed well,scans thourough for spyware..no problems with the spyware..

Cons

came with "crwaler.com..toolbar.this slowed my computer down tio almost a standstill. alwys crashed..

Summary

I was so frustrated at the slow pace my computer was running that I would have to leave the room while it did a search on the web.or loaded a program.after uninstalling the program it still ran slow and crashed .that is when I realized that the toolbar was the culprit.I may give it another shot if Ican download without the toolbar"crawler"

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4 stars

"Very good, not a scam."

September 07, 2009  |  By lpsaenz

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2.6.0.110

Pros

Will find things others won't.

Cons

There are no cons.

Summary

As with a lot of free programs there are kickbacks to cover cost, i.e. changing homepages installing toolbars, etc. You should slow down on any install and watch for and uncheck these options.

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4 stars

"I seems very easy to use and is very flexible"

September 05, 2009  |  By Chiquitín

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2.6.0.110

Pros

It seems very simple to run and scans the computer much faster than AVG and does not slow down the machine like Norton did when I used it.

Cons

It seems I have to ask it to do a complete scan with a virus scan as I haven't discovered how to make it do a complete scan with a virus scan automatically

Summary

I'm going to keep it for now

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4 stars

"good antispyware with real time protection"

September 05, 2009  |  By Busybee77

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2.6.0.110

Pros

1. Over 1 million definitions in database.
2. Real-time protection scanner.
3. Alerts you if new programs tries to start.
4. Schedules scans.

Cons

may slow down computer if RAM is less than 1 gigabyte.

Summary

The best free antispyware with real-time protection.

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3 stars

"takes too long to run"

September 04, 2009  |  By ringash

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2.6.0.110

Pros

I think it is keeping my computer free of bugs

Cons

S L O W takes too long to finish a scan

Summary

Windows defender does not like the crawler tool bar so I deleted it . I will likely delete the program as well.

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4 stars

"easier than most"

September 02, 2009  |  By darambler

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2.6.0.110

Pros

As one review said the search is tough to uninstall, but I find the same with yahoo and google so thats just like any of them. Its easy to use and the offline version actually works.

Cons

Well it is loaded with a lot of protection so if you don't take your time to figure it all out as it is loading you'll be like the other guy that thinks it is junk. Don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure it out just have to know how to read.

Summary

It has good real time protection the tool bar is better than yahoo or googles for websecurity definetly, oh and yes google search is were I got the virus that loaded up telling me that I was infected 690 viruses on a new computer... looking just like a windows defender page so yea I did click the scan computer...tricky it really looked real but I should have known better that windows defender was doing anything for once! I normally only use the norton search bar and that was busy so I tried googles and bam, thats what I get. So now I have two search bars that are great at web protection, norton search bar and spy terminators, they also have a download manager so you can interupt your downloads and start again, check the site, good products just don't be in a hurry and you will have a good experience and definetly the only offline spyware that worked to find that nasty virus that would not let me online saying I was infected. You'll need to click yes to install CLAM during the install if you want to be able to run a full scan looking for virus also. But you do have a choice of installing the toolbar and search engine so take your time and read the darn popups so you don't get so frustrated like the first reviewer. Have you ever tried to get rid of googles search engine or yahoos so this crawler search engine no different...so at least theirs actually has website testing, the search engine unlike google and yahoo is of use, so forget about that guy... If you get that nasty trojan that pops up saying your infected and internet explorer won't let you on to protect other customers. Run the off-line version to get rid of the virus first and then you'll need a winsox fix program and you will then be online in a flash. Once on I did a new download of this spy terminator version and I have been happy ever after! I tried Norton, Avira, Ad-aware, Bitdefender, Spy bot, Spy defender, Spy sweep, MalBITEs and even tried to create bootable disc's from some of the ones just named that have the service. The bootable would not boot, the others ran a full scan found nothing and then would not run past 3,000 items scanned after that first one that found nothing. I am still having trouble getting those others that did not work off my computer....don't ask me why but they will not uninstall after having that trojan, but at least it is now gone and I am on line. I think that trojan messes with the spyware program itself, so an offline version with out windows running was the only way to go. good luck if you get that and if you down load this now...you won't!

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1 stars

"Don't download this SCAM!"

August 31, 2009  |  By Justin_Kase

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2.6.0.110

Pros

It ran the virus scan, found nothing.

Cons

This product is a scam. All it wants to do it take control of your browser's default search engine so it can make money off ads. I have uninstalled it, changed all my defaults back and it STILL is my default search engine.

DON'T INSTALL IT!

Summary

They give you a "free" spyware removal tool just so they can change your default browser search engine to their "Crawler". Very lame and difficult to get Google (or which ever you prefer) back to your default.

Updated on Sep 1, 2009

Here is a website that describes how to change your Location bar search engine: http://blog.taragana.com/index.php/archive/how-to-change-your-firefox-location-bar-search-engine/

(I have no affiliation with that website, just found it useful to reset my location bar search engine)

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5 stars

"Really Good"

August 27, 2009  |  By KCSakaWB

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2.6.0.110

Pros

Excellent, Fast! Install, Scan, Remove... Three Simple Steps

Cons

There Are No Cons

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Crawler
Publisher web site http://www.crawler.com/products.aspx
Release Date August 26, 2009
Date Added August 26, 2009
Version 2.6.0.110
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.57MB
File Name SpywareTerminatorSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,542,169
Downloads Last Week 797
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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