SpyHunter is a quite simple, but yet highly effective spyware remover with an easy-to-use interface. This program is an excellent choice for users, who are not computer savvy, but it’s also recommended for experienced users with a need for light on-demand scanner. SpyHunter provides reliable protection against regular spyware and adware parasites, browser hijackers and similar threats.
SpyHunter was comprehensively tested by our research team. Test results revealed that the application is very good in identifying and removing traditional privacy threats such as spyware, adware, browser hijackers, malicious toolbars, dialers, malware pests and other unsolicited software. It successfully eliminates emerging, yet not widely spread parasites. The program also detects some viral parasites including trojans, keyloggers and memory resident threats. However, it's rather traditional anti-spyware than all-in-one solution. Some might not like this, but in our opinion, a combination of several powerful stand-alone tools is much better than one bloated security suite.
SpyHunter scans the Windows registry, running processes and web browser cookies. It thoroughly examines all the files on each local hard drive. The application provides several scan modes. It can be set to scan the entire system, perform a quick scan or check user-defined locations and selected system components. Scan engine utilizes unique techniques that allow removing difficult spyware and malware that some competitive products cannot even find.
Scan reports are informative enough. The program displays full paths to malicious objects detected and provides plain parasite descriptions.
The spyware remover uses an extensive spyware definitions database updated on a regular basis. Currently, it contains almost 30,000 signatures of different security and privacy threats.
SpyHunter is a very user-friendly application, so it doesn't come with plenty of additional utilities and extra functions that most of us never use. There are only a few tools. RollBack Manager allows restoring accidentally removed objects. Exclusion Manager can be used to force the application to ignore certain objects or suspicious programs. Repair Internet Connection restores active Internet link corrupted by spyware.
The application's user interface is intuitive, attractive and very easy-to-use.
The official web site is www.enigmasoftware.com.
Purchases are made via secure connection.
In early 2004, SpyHunter was blamed for producing false positives and using aggressive advertising techniques. This resulted in a lot of BAD SpyHunter reviews published. Some of them were harsh, but fair, while others were simply ridiculous.
We confirm that SpyHunter was promoted aggressively by some affiliates, but all them were eventually banned by program makers in late 2004. Early SpyHunter versions had some obvious drawbacks. The product's version 2.0 resolved all these issues. Current version is 2.7.