Spyhunter

 

Scorecard and Summary

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Name: Spyhunter
Type: Anti-Malware Tools
Company: http://www.enigmasoftware.com
Price: 39.99 (limited trial available)
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Positive Sides of Spyhunter

  • SpyHunter kills aggressive malware processes before install
  • SpyHunter installs even on very infected machines
  • Huge database of malware parasites
  • SpyHunter can work with other antiviruses as well
  • Free support

Negative Sides of Spyhunter

  • Does not include an antivirus
  • Is not the cheapest anti-malware software

Spyhunter Review Details

Spyhunter is one of the top commercial malware removers available today. Its main distinguishing features are malware removal from already infected systems and integrated  helpdesk, allowing solutions for the worst infections. Despite advanced capabilities, Spyhunter is easy to use and quite fast. Additionally, it can be used together with existing antivirus software as on-demand scanner or a tool for additional protection from malware and spyware parasites.
One of the most important features of Spyhunter is its installer. Some of malware try to prevent legitimate anti-malware programs from launching by killing their process. Most noticeable examples of this behavior are rogues of WinWebSec family. However, SH installer will kill undesired processes during install itself, install Spyhunter executable and execute it.
After the install, Spyhunter will download updates to malware definitions. This is important, as malware is released daily, so fresh definitions help fighting recently discovered malware. Only then scan launches.
SpyHunter default scan speed is OK and comparable with other programs. It detects Trojans and rogue antiviruses really well and even free version provides full path to threats, scan reports are really informative. It is up to a user to choose removal method.
Spyhunter is one of few choices to clean PC that is infected with aggressive parasites. It can be used as additional tool to disable malware temporarily, or as main remover. In any way, it is a valuable tool in battle against malware.
During 2004 Spyhunter got lots of bad publicity due to actions of bad, aggressive affiliates. All of bad affiliates were dropped that year. Since then, several new, better versions of Spyhunter were released, current version is 4.2.
Here is video guide on Spyhunter killing Security Shield process during install

 

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