Best Free Anti Spyware
Top 5 Free Malware Removal Tools
Looking for the best free anti spyware software? Take a look at these fab free malware removal tools!
Free Malware Remover: #1 SUPERAntiSpyware
First up is my favourite, SUPERAntiSpyware!
The paid-for version offers real-time protection from spyware threats but this is not included in the free edition. So, SUPER Anti Spyware is more of a spyware cure than a spyware protector.
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Best Free Anti Spyware: #2 Spybot - Search & Destroy
Next up is Spybot S&D. Spybot is made up of three parts:
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Free Malware Remover: #3 Ad-Aware Internet Security
Next on the list of Best Free Anti Spyware tools is Ad-Aware.
Ad-Aware comprises of a spyware scanner to remove spyware currently living on your computer, and real-time protection to stop threats as they hit your computer.
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Anti Malware Software: #4 Malwarebytes
Next up is Malwarebytes. Like SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes is a spyware scanner, with real-time protection available only to paying customers. So it's more a spyware cure, than spyware prevention.
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Free Antivirus Spyware: #5 SpywareBlaster
The final entry on this list of the best free anti spyware tools is SpywareBlaster.
SpywareBlaster is different to the apps reviewed above as it doesn't include a scanning tool to look for spyware that might already be living on your computer. What is it then?
SpywareBlaster is like the "immunisation tool" that's part of Spybot S&D. It has a built-in list of sites that are known to be dangerous, and its sole function is to prevent access to them.
SpywareBlaster protects against far fewer dangerous sites than Spybot S&D does. But many of the sites it protects against are not protected by Spybot, so using both products is sensible.
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Best Free Anti Spyware: Summary
If you scan your computer for viruses using AVG and it finds none, it's unlikely that a scan using Avira will suddenly turn up lots. Spyware is a different game and it seems to be much trickier to discover.
In my experience, each spyware scanner you run will usually find something that another did not. As a result - and unlike with anti-virus software - it's actually best to use more than one spyware scanner.
My advice is to use ONE spyware scanner that has real-time protection (either Spybot or Ad-Aware) and use the other tools (e.g. SUPERAntiSpyware) for occasional scans, to maximise the amount of spyware you're able to find and remove.
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