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Free Spyware Scanner

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Though this antispyware scanner has a limited database of malware (about 450 items), it did a decent job of stopping and finding intruders in our tests. The real-time protection managed to stop all adware trying to install. However, the small database told on scan results so that Free Spyware Scanner missed several malware executables and DLLs (for instance, WebHancer and MultiDropper). The program offers several tools for immunizing your PC against malware (an ActiveX shield, for instance) or repairing your browser and system settings after removing adware (for example, fixing LSP). Free Spyware Scanner's tree interface is not very handy for viewing and sorting large lists of found items. The software won t excite much attention, considering the number of quality free anti-spyware tools.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 9.6

General

Release November 8, 2008
Date Added April 21, 2005
Version 9.6

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 3.x
Additional Requirements Windows (all)

Popularity

Total Downloads 245,562
Downloads Last Week 12
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Developer's Description

Free Spyware Scanner identifies surreptitiously installed applications. Using updatable ref lists similar to antivirus DAT files, Free Spyware Scanner scours your system, including the registry and temporary Internet files, and looks for traces of recognized adware modules. When it's finished searching, it displays a list of what it found.

Version 9.6 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.