Having a lot of information held on my PC it is very important that I keep everything held in a safe and secure manner so I have invested in Kaspersky to ensure my PC is kept as secure as possible but following on from a trojan issue on my old PC (my wife had accidently downloaded a programme with a trojan virus whilst using Facebook) I needed to find and fix the problem which was something I did with the help of Spybot Search and Destroy software. Thankfully this programme worked and I have been using it ever since but why?
This is a free piece of software that you can simply download from the website with you able to donate if you wish to to allow the programme to continue to offer up amazing protection open to all.
Once downloaded then you are straight away protected with the programme allowing you to search for viruses from the offset.
The product has very good updates which are done each week. Simply login to the programme and ask to check for updates, select where to wish to download the update from and this is then done for you within a few seconds.
The software itself is very easy and quick to use so you can check for viruses regularly to ensure that all is running ok. I personally run this programme each week to ensure that everything runs smoothly and anytime there is a problem (this is usually on my wifes account) then this can be quickly clean up the problem.
This is a great piece of software which is free to use and simple + quick to download and use. The software itself has regular updates so everything is kept up to date with the fast moving pace of new viruses which are developed and designed every second of the day around the world. I love having this here as that extra piece of mind that everything is ok with the pc and its running and highly recommend it to everyone as an extra barrier to have in place against those trying to steal your information or just damage your computer.
Spybot S&D 1.6 is designed to detect and remove spyware. If your browser crashes or your home page has suddenly been changed then your computer has probably been infected by some sort of spyware which Spybot will detect and destroy like it says on the tin.
Some key features of Spybot include the safe removal of threats by shredding them, removal of keyloggers,detailed information about problems found, integrated update function, and permanent blocking of known tracking cookies.
The interface is skinnable which is a nice touch but not essential, and the entire suite is free unless you want to make a donation to the authors of the programme.
As spyware removers go this suite detects most of the spyware out there but not all of it. And it can struggle to remove detected items at times.
Overall as a free spyware removal suite goes this is a useful back up defence of spyware but should not be used alone without any other type of detector because as I stated previously it does not detect all the nasties that are out there.
A piece of kit thats been around for quite a while, and is simply a must have as protection against spyware.
Upon start-up it asks you if you want to create a registry back-up and even tells you how many temporary files you have that can be cleaned up to prevent prolonged searching time.
With a realtime registry protection, this tells you when anything in the registry is being changed with an allow/deny course of action.
It's Main Features:
Search & Destroy - As it say's, it quickly scans your entire computer for infections and threats. (instead of taking forever going through every file, it searches for the known files and what-not to complete the task quicker)
Recovery - Every file/threat that is deleted has a back-up made in case of any problems, this is the place where you can undo any previous actions you regret taking.
Immunize - When you click this button, it immediately detects how threats can access your browser and list's files that are available to be infected (cookies, IP's, Domains, Plug-ins, Global hosts, pop-ups etc..) and gives you the chance to "immunize" yourself against future spyware attacks.
Within 3 seconds of clicking the Immunize button, it gave me a list of 102,152 files currently available for spyware to attack JUST through my internet browser. (thank god i just checked that)
The other 2 features are Update (which takes seconds) and Donate (because all free software deserves a thank you) which are pretty self explanatory.
I personally recommend useing Avira and SUPERantispyware along with this program to fully protect yourself!
As much as this review is an advertisement for the product, you really can't appreciate how helpful it really is until it saves your bacon.