XoftSpy SE Anti-Spyware

XoftSpy SE Anti-Spyware

Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 91 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0
  • Total Downloads:
    183,056
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 31, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (Removal-disabled, scan-only); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    3.94MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    70
  • Platform:
    Windows

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2 stars

"Things Just Aren't What they Used to Be..."

December 01, 2009  |  By miavt

 |  Version: XoftSpy SE Anti-Spyware 6.0

Pros

I used to be one of XOFTSPY's biggest FANS!!! Now...
PROS: Hm. The little Cheetah running on my Desktop is nice. Still picks up quite a bit of adware. Very slick appearance. Easy to use.

Cons

4-YEARS I did not NEED another "ANTI"-anything Program with XOFTSPY! 6.0 NOT THOROUGH or AGGRESSIVE! MANY "Nasties" left behind. Paratologic VERY "CONSUMER UNFRIENDLY"! In PAST, as versions became OUTDATED, they used to be FREE! No more!

Summary

It was always my understanding (via their advertizing) that Paratologic allowed FREE USE of outdated Xoftspy out of CONCERN, possibly even (gasp!)... ...a bit of Altruism (!) for the "Internet Using Community", in general. Certainly it is beneficial to NO ONE should the INTERNET become completely Paralyzed with Malware, Trojans and Adware (Oh My!). Paratologic's little product would be of no avail in that scenario. There are MANY individuals who cannot afford the price of the Protective Software that they ought to have! Retracting the "Free Use" policy BEGAN my frustration with the company. Then it goes on:

-Rude & Indifferent "Support" Personnel: This self-explanatory. I do not expect "Help" to be "indifferent", sluggish, and apparently uninformed when I ask a QUESTION, LIKE: "GEE, my program MALFUNCTIONED right after I put my REGISTRATION CODE IN. When I redownloaded it & tried to put the REGISTRATION CODE IN AGAIN, it told me I had used the code on TOO MANY COMPUTERS!!! Apparently it can only be used once--surely others have to download more than once???

The Support Person said "Huh. I don't know anything about that. I'll have to talk to my Supervisor & call you right back." 3 days later, I got an email--with the SAME download link AND REGISTRATION CODE--which didn't work--AGAIN!!! I had to call back AGAIN--and ask to talk to a Supervisor--AND, I am a little embarrassed to say, had to be a bit of an a$$hole about it!!!

-MOST IMPORTANTLY--XOFTSPY JUSY AIN' WHAT IT USED TO BE!!! It picks up the SOS over & over again. NONE of my other Programs pick these "malware/adware" items up. They aren't there when I go directly TO the LOCATION or run a search--even though ALL of my files are open, unlocked and "unhidden"!!!

ONCE UPON A TIME I WAS A XOFTSPY-LOVER... ...ALAS, NO MORE... ;-)
~Mia

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3 stars

"Basically it's a good product."

September 26, 2009  |  By fmonnich

 |  Version: XoftSpy SE Anti-Spyware 6.0

Pros

It's fast.

Cons

Read botton-line summary. While updating my paid up subscription version I seemd to have lost my paid up status.

Summary

I had a paid up account with Xoft which runs out in November. After checking for updates I was connected to the new version 6.0 download site. After downloading this version everything was fine. A few days later I received the instructions that my trial period was over and if I wanted to continue using this I would have to pay. Considering that my subscription wasn't up until November I was pretty annoyed. I don't know if I did something wrong while updating XoftSpy SE which made me loose my subscription but I couldn't be bothered wasting my time pursuing this and in the end I uninstalled XoftSpy SE. I am now using a free version of Malware which works quite well and I don't have to worry about subscription problems.

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5 stars

"A good and fast anti spyware product"

September 12, 2009  |  By Wim_Damstra

 |  Version: XoftSpy SE Anti-Spyware 6.0

Pros

Compared to various other anti spyware products it's extremely fast in both fast and complete scanning, the new 6.0 version being very easy to use

Cons

It uses quite a lot of memory (though it's worth the penny).

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0
Version 6.0 includes new scanning engine, with start up manager and enhanced security.
General
Publisher ParetoLogic
Publisher web site http://www.paretologic.com/
Release Date August 31, 2009
Date Added August 31, 2009
Version 6.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.94MB
File Name XoftSpySE_Setup_RW.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 183,056
Downloads Last Week 70
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Removal-disabled, scan-only
Price $29.95

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