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SpyCleaner

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Considering its stiff competition, SpyCleaner fails to stand out as a truly reliable weapon against adware. Although the program's main window is easy enough to understand and navigate, we wished it could be resized to more easily view a list of detected components. However, after witnessing the program's lackluster performance, we can safely say its interface is certainly not the biggest issue. The malware database is quite small, containing fewer than 400 items. Scanning our test PC took a lot of time, and the application didn't even remove all the adware components it located, leaving a number of files and registry keys on our system. Still, we did find a few useful features, such as the ability to restore erased components if removing them damages your computer in some way, and the Hijack Repair utility that keeps an eye on home-page hijackers. We've certainly seen worse antiadware applicationss, but most users can do a lot better.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Considering its stiff competition, SpyCleaner fails to stand out as a truly reliable weapon against adware. Although the program's main window is easy enough to understand and navigate, we wished it could be resized to more easily view a list of detected components. However, after witnessing the program's lackluster performance, we can safely say its interface is certainly not the biggest issue. The malware database is quite small, containing fewer than 400 items. Scanning our test PC took a lot of time, and the application didn't even remove all the adware components it located, leaving a number of files and registry keys on our system. Still, we did find a few useful features, such as the ability to restore erased components if removing them damages your computer in some way, and the Hijack Repair utility that keeps an eye on home-page hijackers. We've certainly seen worse antiadware applicationss, but most users can do a lot better.
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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Topdownloads
Publisher web site http://www.topdownloads.net/
Release Date April 14, 2005
Date Added April 14, 2005
Version 8.7

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Download Information

File Size 8.55MB
File Name SpyCleaner8.7.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 301,961
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $19.95
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