This is Spyware Remover software. This is probably one of the more graphical Spyware Remover softwares there are. So, it’s quite nice to look at it. It looks very user friendly.
So, running through the basic operation from this screen, you can select Scan Locations, so you can just take them all or else you can select individual drives and then even subpaths. You’ve got Live Update which is fairly handy. If we go to the Settings list, it’s got sort of the same settings as most other applications these. You got Auto Update Options which is a good feature. Start SpywareRemover when Windows starts, you can turn that on or off depending whether you want it to always scan every file that’s being loaded on your computer. You can log everything that happens, that will consume some resources, you might want to turn that off if you’re not really interested in finding specific details about what the Spyware scanner is doing.
And here’s the other options, these are probably the major options, they are not really highlighted as major in this application but they are still here. So Scan Active Processes, that will scan everything that you’re actually doing all the time. So every time you load a file, it will scan it. So, if you find a computer is running slow, you can you can turn that off. Scan Windows Registry, so any changes to the Web Registry that it detects as malware or spyware, it will alert you. Scan Cookies, some cookies are for tracking, it can stop those and scan files.
You also have these options for Deep Scan Files and Deep Scan All Drives. The difference between this program and other programs is that this is more—this is an option you either turn on or turn off permanently whether where other applications you sort of select either to do a quick scan or a full thorough scan when you’re actually doing the scan. And it has an option here to Upload Suspicious Files to AntiSpyware Net. So that means, that’s a good feature because it means that other people have uploaded files to any of the SpywareNet and as such the database grows automatically and from users so, it means that the scan is more effective. It’s not specifically relying on the editors to add updates and definitions for spyware. It means it’s usually always being updated by the user and so it’s yeah, the quarantine list is updated faster.
You also got this Ignore list. This is for applications, it might pick up which you know as spyware. You can put you know, funny thing, most of the these spyware applications will actually pick up other spyware applications as being spyware, so I think that’s more of a marketing thing than actually spyware thing but anyway, I’ve got Quarantined List so and lot of the other applications don’t have this Quarantined List feature, so every time it does pick up a spyware or malware threat, it will add it to here. So, it will actually quarantine those files and then you can choose whether to restore them if you know that they are not spyware or totally remove them.
Once you’ve done that, we go back to the Scan screen and you just click Start Scan. So, this is more—it’s more graphical this software. The options are more just of a tick box type, you know, you just—they just turn it on or turn it off. So, the options are fairly basic. It does not seem to include a Startup Manager software for this, it seems specifically for scanning for spyware. Okay, so the scan has finished and picked up a 152 items. It did pick up one malware item which some of the other scanners didn’t pick up. So, this looks like it picks up a fair few more than some of the other scanners. A lot of it is just Cookies and then there are a few Registries there, Adware, all from the same software it looks like.
So, if you’ve used Spyware Remover yourself and you’ve got good thoughts or bad thoughts about them, then put a comment below and let us know what you think.