Webroot’s Spy Sweeper
The latest version of Webroot’s Spy Sweeper is 6.1 and it comes as a top pick at a download price of around $20. This anti-spyware program offers what is perhaps the most sought after feature, the ability to run scheduled or real-time scans, especially since any anti-spyware program won’t really speed up your PC. Like one of my favorites, CA Antivirus, Spy Sweeper also constantly stops malware and spyware and quarantines threats before you even know about them. If that’s not enough, scans can even be customized to scan only the files or folders you designate.
It’s easy to download and install with helpful icons to help you select what you need to do when you want to do it. If you don’t want to be bothered with scheduling tasks, not to worry, it offers easy to spot alerts. It comes with great a backup feature that includes online access to your files and folders.
As far as blocking spyware and malware, Spy Sweeper is effective against not just spyware but parasites, data miners, adware, cookie trackers, browser hacks, keyloggers as well as Trojans. It also comes with 15 shield blockers (12 are pre-set and recommended) that battle almost any type of threats while browsing, downloading software or images.
It’s a great anti-spyware and adware prevention tool for your email accounts and also offers protection against phisihing and spam attacks. If any problems arise from scans or shield blockers, you can print out reports that are in layman’s terms telling you what to do.
The quarantine feature is awesome for removal of any harmful elements that enter your operating system—it walks you through removal or can be set to detect and remove spyware instantly.
If gaming is your thing, you can set it to the gamer mode for less interference. All and all, this anti-spyware, for the price, gets a top pick, especially for it’s great FAQ sections, online and phone support. Spyware gets our vote as a top five choice for anti-spyware solutions.