Spyware Terminator

Spyware Terminator

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1473 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8.2.192
  • Total Downloads:
    2,487,015
  • Date Added:
    November 26, 2010
  • File Size:
    1.02MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    843
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

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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

    3.4

    out of 35 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 1473 votes

    • 5 star 686
    • 4 star 418
    • 3 star 111
    • 2 star 79
    • 1 star 179
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3 stars

"Excellent detection, big performance hit, intrusive"

August 31, 2011  |  By billycmccoy

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2.8.2.192

Pros

S-T provides great detection and removal of spyware. It finds critters that other anti-spyware apps fail to find. It is also easy to install and configure.

Cons

S-T really puts a load on my home PC. The Advanced SystemCare performance indicator drops from 'A' to 'B' or 'C', when S-T is running. It is very intrusive and popups occur with recurring S/W updates, even when the "remember this" box is checked.

Summary

At my office, we use McAfee Internet Security and the anti-spyware applet rarely intrudes. In addition, there is much less of a performance hit from the combined virus/spyware scan than with S-T. My overall rating is made up of five-stars for detection/removal, five-stars for ease of use, and one-star each for the performance hit and the intrusiveness.

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2 stars

"Thorough, But Intrusive"

August 05, 2011  |  By ComeToPass

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2.8.2.192

Pros

Finds Spyware Missed By Others

Cons

Very Heavy And Sluggish. Can potentially damage a system when run by a novice. Be VERY careful in selecting what to remove. Google those entries you're unsure of.

Summary

I did like that it lists "Safe SW" (Software) after a scan. This came in handy for deleting stuff that I though was already completely uninstalled from my system. I didn't like that the "Initializing Spyware Terminator" screen would stay there and block the scanner all the way through scans. This forced me to minimize the program and drag it around the screen to see what was behind the little display. The Real-Time Shields - I had to turn completely off and just use it for manual scans because it was Super Intrusive. It sucked all the RAM from my system. I would recommend it to a pro with a lot of patience...

Updated on Aug 5, 2011

The Crawler Toolbar... I uninstalled Spyware Terminator 3 months ago and from time to time I Still run across a Crawler entry in my registry, background process, startup entry, or somewhere else. It's like an old friend that I don't want anymore who just won't go away lol.

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5 stars

"Very compact, easy to use"

August 02, 2011  |  By dinju

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2.8.2.192

Pros

Very compact, easy to use

Cons

none found

Summary

Good product for the money

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1 stars

"REALLY BOGGED DOWN MY SYSTEM!!!"

July 16, 2011  |  By Mikey8929

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2.8.2.192

Pros

Easy enough to use and seemed to work okay.

Cons

I did not like the fact that it installed Crawler and something else even though I chose not to.

Summary

There are other programs Iike better.

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1 stars

"Toolbar installation required"

July 08, 2011  |  By Weparicua

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2.8.2.192

Pros

Could not test due to toolbar requirement

Cons

Could not test

Summary

Will not install program that would require me to install an unrequired toolbar.

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5 stars

"Great Anti-Spyware and Anti-Virus program!"

July 08, 2011  |  By elijahgoforth

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2.8.2.192

Pros

It's great for people that would good protection that doesn't use up all your memory. If you only have 1GB of RAM or less, this is the best.

Cons

Sometimes you get a lot of notifications, but that's only if you set the protection too high.

Summary

This is a great Anti-Spyware and Anti-Virus program! No matter what you do or what computer you have, it will surely be great. It doesn't use much RAM so if you have a old computer or just don't have much RAM, this will work great. It has Virus and Spyware scanning, Real-time shields, Internet Security, and much more! It's an amazing product!

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5 stars

"Catches trojans faster than avast."

June 02, 2011  |  By Tietken

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2.8.2.192

Pros

Catches trojans more frequintly than my av.

Cons

The update function sometimes doesn't work (rarely).

Summary

I just use the anti-spyware function without the clam-av and with the basic mode (hips disabled for lesser nagging from it, besides what a noob like me know about all kinds of system functions).

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5 stars

"The Best out there ! it found when paid didn't"

May 30, 2011  |  By genmal

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2.8.2.192

Pros

works great on malware, spyware, adware, virus , trojan best all around .love it.

Cons

it does not block em, because i dont have that part enabled for online protection, i used avast paid, and was disappointed in avast, i got old backdoor 32 hupigon corrupted all my files etc;

Summary

Download it , you will not be disappointed. it has worked when others have not .... thanks to this great software. its consistent , when others are only for a short while.

Updated on Jun 29, 2011

I kept getting FF GENERIC and HUPIGON32 found with this software, but it could not remove them.
none of the others could such as Paid for Avast, these two disabled firewall changed settings, added remote access, changed firewalll and router settings.

Yeah, at least terminator found them, but not sure what was going on,

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2 stars

"is good but slows computer too much."

May 18, 2011  |  By fernysalaz

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2.8.2.192

Pros

is very effective

Cons

is super slow and slows your pc tooo much I dont recomended until they come up with a better version than 2.8.2.192 is really slow

Summary

not recomended

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4 stars

"Easy to use and understand"

May 12, 2011  |  By hertle1311

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 2.8.2.192

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

Good and free

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Crawler
Publisher web site http://www.crawler.com/products.aspx
Release Date November 26, 2010
Date Added November 26, 2010
Version 2.8.2.192
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.02MB
File Name SpywareTerminatorSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,487,015
Downloads Last Week 843
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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