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Spyware and Adware Removal

By SynergeticSoft Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This extremely basic application might help guard your browser from hijacks, but it's far from a full-blown antimalware application. The program's bland, unattractive interface is at least easy to use, as you'll only find four icons. Spyware and Adware Removal includes something like a real-time shield, but its performance failed to impress us. Also, the pop-up blocker doesn't work well at all. Don't expect a comprehensive scanning engine like most antispyware applications provide, as this program only ferrets out browser-helper objects. That said, it does its work quickly and did detect the majority of malicious BHOs we installed for testing purposes. However, since you can find many more powerful antispware programs that also perform this same function, we doubt most people will find this bare-bones offering necessary. At least it's free.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.0i


Release November 8, 2008
Date Added February 22, 2007
Version 3.0i

Operating Systems

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


Total Downloads 49,504
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Spyware and Adware Removal is specifically designed to recognize and remove spyware and adware BHOs (Browser Helper Objects) that cause pop-up ads. Spyware and Adware Removal protects your home page setting from being forcibly hijacked by malicious Web sites and spyware, which modifies your default start page.

Version 3.0i blocks three new forms of spyware/adware pop-up ads.