Now that we’ve understood what Adware and Spyware are and how they gain access to your privacy, on this page you will find some popular adware and spyware removal programs and software for download.
These software and programs use certain criteria for detecting and marking adware and spyware and once they scan your system, they will display a list of adware/spyware they find on your machine. You can then select the ones you want to be removed completed, quarantined and to be left alone.
Spyware Eliminator scans your computer, checking it against an extensive database of thousands of known spyware threats to identify spyware installed on your system and offers comprehensive protection against dangerous spyware including adware, keyloggers, and ActiveX applications. It then performs several scans of your computer’s files looking for spyware.
Once detected, it removes the spyware from your machine, making your machine faster and safer. Spyware Eliminator can be set to perform automatic scans on a regular basis, or a scan can be started manually by the user. Spyware Eliminator reduces the number of false positives to limit the accidental identification of non-harmful files as spyware. This helps to prevent you from accidentally uninstalling useful files mistaken for spyware.
The software is easy to use and updates are automatically downloaded from the net. In addition to the 90 day money back guarantee, Aluria Software provide technical support that helps you in maximizing performance with their software. Also, you can get a free Spyware scan for your computer on the aluriasoftware.com web site. Spyware Eliminator costs $29.99 (Discounted price).
The InterMute SpySubtract includes Venus Spy Trap that protects your computer and stops spyware before it can be installed and CWShredder™, the best defence against the CoolWebSearch Browser Hijack.
SpySubtract has thousands of additional Spyware signatures to keep you protected, displays a hierarchical listing of spyware, allows folders created by spyware to be removed and supports detection and removal of individual spyware registry values.
The trial version is available on the company web site and the software costs $29.95.
SpyRemover detects and removes more than 21,800 types (more than 31,000 items, including variants) of intrusive devices such as spyware, adware, hijackers, keyloggers, Trojans, tracking devices, hacker tools, and other spy devices from your computer.
The software offers the most comprehensive spyware definition database and has a auto-updating feature that checks for new updates to this database automatically. SpyRemover protects the computer in real time with an enhanced detection and removal engine and costs $29.95.
The BulletProofSoft Spyware/Adware Remover is a multi Adware, SpyWare, Trackware, Thiefware, Big Brotherware, Key loggers, Trojans, Viruses, Browser Hijackers, Dialers, Malware removal utility with multi-language support.
The software includes a pop-up killer, a real-time spyware monitoring program, a spyware/adware installer scanner and complete uninstaller. Cost $29.00
The TZ Spyware – Adware remover kills Trojans, Keyloggers, Spyware, Adware, Trackware, Hijackers, Diallers and more.
The program comes will multi-language support (English, Arabic, French, German, Italian and Spanish) and scans for almost all spyware components.
TZ Spyware – Adware scans running processes (Memory), Registry, Fixed and removable drives. There is also a BHO manager, a startup manager and an ignore list (found items can be ignored). You can download a trial version of the software from the company’s web site or buy the same at $32.00.
TrueWatch periodically scans your machine for all software that will potentially spy on your behaviour or information. It will then alert you to these programs and will give you the option to either delete them or quarantine them.
It features an easy to understand wizard that guides you on scanning and removing threats. TrueWatch provides you with the ability to specify additional suspected programs, block ActiveX downloads, tracking cookies for IE or harmful downloads.
The software removes adware / spyware, dialler software and keyloggers and also provides you with the option to recover from every change made to your machine. An update feature ensures that you continue to be protected as new threats are identified. The 30 day trial has unlimited features and you can register the software for $14.95.
Spy Killer removes thousands of adware, spyware, malware, browser hijacker, and tracking cookies and shields your system from these programs in future. The software offers different types of scans – Quick Scan, Deep Scan and Custom Scan with an Install Kill feature for constant real-time removal of spyware/cookies.
So that you don’t pull your hair in frustration, Spy Killer can backup spyware repairs with its quarantine option. There is also a file shredder to permanently remove files that you feel can cause harm to your system. The Spy Killer actually lives up to its name and can hide itself with the stealth function.
The web site offers a free scan. The regular price of this software is $59.95 and was available on sale at $39.97 when I checked it.
Spyware Cleaner gets rid of spyware programs on your system. The program locates spyware by checking them against its huge database of spy components that infect computer systems. The database helps in minimizing false positives.
If you accidentally delete an important component of the operating system, Spyware Cleaner produces a back up feature with which you can restore your system to its previous state. The software provides a report of the scan so that you can select and delete items which you feel are intruders.
SpyCleaner Lite: Free
SpyCleaner Pro: $16.95
SpyCleaner Gold: $19.95
Spyware Begone protects your system from all known HomePage Hi-Jacks, Adware, Popups, Diallers, Key Loggers, ID Theft, Worms, Trojans, Parasites, future attacks & much more. The software first scans your computer and alerts you of any hidden spyware or adware infections in a detailed report. You can then use the software to clean your computer. Spyware Begone’s Auto-Protect feature acts as a shield protecting your system from infections in future.
Spyware Crusher is a multi adware, spyware, trackware, thiefware & bigbrotherware removal utility. The program first performs a system scan including a scan of memory (for active memory ad components). This is followed by a scan of the registry and then of the hard drive for almost all known spyware and adware components. Spyware Crusher then lets you remove these safely. The backup and restore feature lets you return your system to its previous state in case you foul up! The program is easy to use with only four buttons performing the main tasks.
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