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MNS Spyware Remover & History Eraser

By Maxion Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

Combining a history eraser, a file-encryption utility, and a spyware killer, this program offers some useful features for securing your computer. We found it easy to navigate the main interface. File encryption works well and is easy to use, and you can configure the program to manually delete the source file afterwards. The history killer cleans up after a variety of software, from Windows and Internet Explorer to Opera, Netscape, and Firefox. You'll find a tool for creating your own plug-in cleaner, although you'll need to be somewhat computer-savvy to use it. Nevertheless, the application already can clean up after numerous third-party apps, including popular IM and file-sharing clients.

Overall, the program's spyware-removal prowess fared better than it has in the past. Scans were mostly fast, and the app did a capable job of removing the majority of the spyware and malicious browser-helper objects we installed for testing purposes. While this program shouldn't be your only line of defense against adware, it makes an all-around attractive safety and privacy suite.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.2


Release November 8, 2008
Date Added April 21, 2005
Version 4.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server


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Developer's Description

MNS is a spyware and adware detector and remover, as well as an Internet, Windows, and peer-to-peer history cleaner. It also provides file shredding and file-encryption features for added system protection. The spyware and adware scan detects and eliminates hundreds of spyware, malware, adware, hijacking, and keylogger programs. It scans the entire PC, including the memory, the Windows Registry, and all drives. The always-on shield prevents certain types of spyware or adware from being installed. The browser blocker prevents visits to dangerous, spyware-ridden Web sites. The Instant-Kill feature is for constant real-time removal of spyware and cookies. The program also includes an option to back up repairs in case you change your mind.

Version 4.2 adds advanced feature to eliminate cookies and adware created by sites that utilize Macromedia flash for customer tracking.