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SpyWall Anti-Spyware

By Trlokom Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 8, 2008
Although its scanning engine could certainly use some work, this antispyware app has an effective real-time shield and a fine set of features.

It's convenient that SpyWall Anti-Spyware integrates directly into Internet Explorer, but some users might wish for an option to disable the toolbar during the installation process. As a real-time shield, SpyWall Anti-Spyware was almost too reliable at times. Though it prevented almost all malware and Browser Helper Objects from sneaking onto our test PC, it often blocked harmless sites. You may need to spend a bit of time configuring the application to allow certain URLs you frequently visit.

We did find a number of helpful perks underneath the hood, including a scheduler, automatic definitions updates, logging, and a start-up manager. Unfortunately, the spyware scanner was a bit more disappointing, as it left behind a number of adware components we installed for testing purposes. The one-week trial period also is shorter than we ideally like to see. Savvier users might find this utility useful for its real-time protection and other extras, so long as they don't rely on it as their sole antimalware solution.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.4.3.1

Version 1.4.3.1 updates definition database.

General

Release November 8, 2008
Date Added January 2, 2008
Version 1.4.3.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server

Popularity

Total Downloads 403,512
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Remove any spyware. SpyWall's patent pending method can detect and remove difficult spyware (Aurora, Look2me, Qoologic, CWS, Spyaxe) and rootkits that other products (adaware, spybot) are unable to. SpyWall will keep your system free of resource-sucking spyware or adware. You will be able to browse Web securely without ever worrying about hacking and spyware. SpyWall is a complete solution for Web security with Internet Explorer sandbox that blocks attacks encountered while browsing the Web. In an enterprise environment, the SpyWall client policies and software can be controlled from a central location and their Web browsing monitored.

Version 1.4.3.1 incorporates major definition update.