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Free Spyware Scanner for Windows

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Key Details of Free Spyware Scanner

  • Scan your system for adware and spyware programs.
  • Last updated on 11/8/2008
  • There have been 1 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

Editors' Review

Download.com staff
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.

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Full Specifications

April 21, 2005
Latest update
November 8, 2008
Operating System
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 10, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 3, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
Windows (all)
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Scan your system for adware and spyware programs.

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.