Spyware Terminator

Spyware Terminator

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.0.45
  • Total Downloads:
    2,542,169
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 29, 2011
  • 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

    2.7

    out of 10 votes

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  • 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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2 stars

"Problems Win7-64bit Access Violation issue"

March 19, 2012  |  By BOBRGR

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 3.0.0.45

Pros

Works ok on Win XP PRO PC's...problem was with win 7 only

Cons

Win7 64b, Using 3.0.061 version...newer than here. When I tried to update, ST opened endless # of Access violation windows till I shut it down with task manager.
Lot's of Beg screen pop-ups.
Other anti-spyware's like spyware Doctor and super anti-spyware find stuff after ST scans

Summary

I searched and others had access violation problems with ST. Checked to see if mine was latest version of program...it was. then uninstalled it. Since it works ok on XP pc's I may give it another shot in a year or so or when I see indication that problem is solved.

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4 stars

"Good, but can crash Windows Vista"

March 12, 2012  |  By seekercnet

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 3.0.0.45

Pros

I have the free version. This program seems to notice and check everything, good or bad, that tries to install on your computer.

Cons

It's like a guard dog that barks at everything, and takes some training and usage for it to get it right.

It also makes my Windows Vista crash (the blue screen) if I press the fn key. It doesn't do that when just the Realtime Protection is disabled. I hope to find a fix for this

Summary

With a little tweaking, and avoiding using the function keys, this program is effective.

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5 stars

"Does a good job for me!"

February 19, 2012  |  By chapel555

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 3.0.0.45

Pros

Scans are pretty fast as compared to Ad Aware. Keeps me spyware free!

Cons

No cons to this program

Summary

Definitely recommended!

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2 stars

"This once great freeware has been killed by greed."

February 14, 2012  |  By The1980

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 3.0.0.45

Pros

Blocks spyware.

Cons

Pop-ups everyday.

Summary

I decided to uninstall it because of the annoying pop-ups. They come when you play games or watching a movie and ruin everything! I used to be a fan of ST but greed has murdered this has-been.

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1 stars

"used to be a great product"

January 30, 2012  |  By wildsprite

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 3.0.0.45

Pros

well it still uses the same engine that the previous version used

Cons

they put in a new AV and now the program nags you to buy the paid license, the older version was better

Summary

the previous version before 2012 was better, this version is not freeware, its nagware, I hope they will fix this and just remove the AV all together, their AV should be a separate product anyway

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1 stars

"This new version is AWFUL..."

January 08, 2012  |  By rrtopaz

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 3.0.0.45

Pros

Can't find a pro...

Cons

- always a problem upon pc start-up: error opening program...a window pops up to start it, why? it was automatic all the time before.
- it's a smaller program window now.
- constant pop-ups, you can believe that!!!
- a lot less in it than the older versions.
- you now have to pay for what was free before.

Summary

If you had it before, it is time to look for something else...you WILL be greatly annoyed over this new version. I have uninstalled it and am now looking for another anti-spyware program that worked like the old spyware terminator did before!!!

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2 stars

"NOT A FREE PROGRAM"

December 08, 2011  |  By mgn225

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 3.0.0.45

Pros

FOUND THE PROBLEM AD WARE/SPYWARE/TRACKING SOFTWARE

Cons

WON"T REMOVE TILL I PAY A SUBSCRIPTION FEE

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3 stars

"Seems to be fewer features"

December 06, 2011  |  By viking29210

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 3.0.0.45

Pros

The anti-malware protection seems to be as good or better than previous versions

Cons

As near as I can tell, the anti-virus protection no longer exists unless you upgrade to a paid version.

Summary

Because I liked the all-in-one protection of the previous version of ST, I performed a system restore to back my computer up to that version until I can find a suitable substitute.

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3 stars

"Way too many pop ups!!"

November 30, 2011  |  By 9 of 10

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 3.0.0.45

Pros

Its an upgrade with a few extra goodies but the pop ups are too much.

Cons

Pop ups and lots of them. If this is freeware then whats with all the pop ups? Looks more like shareware!!

Summary

Well im uninstalling this new upgrade and going back to the previous version and thank god i copied the older version!! Not for me im afraid as its too intrusive!! The nag screens would drive you mad. Not the way to do it im afriad as im getting rid of this nagging new version. Can't even watch a movie without this nag screen kicking off. Back to the previous version!!

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4 stars

"Good Program If You Can Stand The Ads !"

November 11, 2011  |  By TonyBeGoode

 |  Version: Spyware Terminator 3.0.0.45

Pros

'Has a lot going for it: ease of use, auto-updating and scan-scheduling (presumably: I haven't tried these yet.), on my system it was fairly light on system resources, and scan times were about 5 minutes for the quick scan, and 25 minutes for the 1st-time full-scan. Installation was smooth, if not terribly quick, and setup in advanced-mode, with a little searching around, went fairly quickly. Also, it runs in real time, unusual in freeware, but time will tell how well that works.

Cons

Here comes the rub: the program constantly tries to sell you it's paid version: almost half of the home and scan pages are devoted to selling product.(I counted no less than 3 different links on the home page to let you spend your money.) Then there's the tool page with 10 tools, all of which are available on other free programs, but only 2 are free here. Helloooo....Also it tries to get you to download a toolbar and change your search-engine, which is easy to opt out of by unchecking the box.

Summary

Despite the above cons, ST managed to catch adware my other programs missed. Clearly, it's a scaled-down version of a pretty good paid program with a lot of features (that I don't care about) turned off. ('Reminds me of Ad-Aware's protection page with everything disabled but process protection.) Apparently both the paid and free versions use the same engine, but I could be wrong & am still researching it and the real-time protection and how it works. As to the performance hit experienced by some of my fellow reviewers, it's not too bad on my system , only about a 20-25% CPU hit and a 5% RAM increase when run alone, as opposed to more than twice that compared to some other programs I've tried. So with good efficacy, the question is whether one can tolerate the bombardment of ads to upgrade. As I was writing this, it just threw up a screen urging me to upgrade- now THAT"S intrusive. But it IS free, so time will only tell if the trade-offs are worth it.

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General
Publisher Crawler
Publisher web site http://www.crawler.com/products.aspx
Release Date September 29, 2011
Date Added September 29, 2011
Version 3.0.0.45
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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