Rating What's Hot:
I really liked the SpyEraser 2 main user interface. I found it, for the most part, intuitive, clear, and very easy to use. It's well laid out and easy to use. [See Image 4]
Contrast this with the interface for a CyberScrub, which even Kreskin couldn't figure out. Uniblue obviously put time into their interface design and it shows.
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The main interface of SpyEraser 2 consists of four main tabs; Overview, Spyware Scan, Live Guard, and Settings. Each tab has its own items to configure, each of which are equally intuitive.
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The layout is detailed and precise. What's Not:
The only thing that is confusing about SpyEraser 2 is the 'Security Level' indicator. What is confusing is that the security level isn't a configuration level that can be adjusted, like on some other security programs. The Security Level is usually determined by how long it has been since you ran a complete scan and fixed any issues found. This isn't the case with SpyEraser 2. The Security Level in SpyEraser 2 isn't something you can control, but only a representation of how well protected your system is. The "Low Security Level" might indicate that you have not run a SpyEraser 2 scan for a long time, or that there are spyware threats which you need to take action on. Conversely, the "High Security Level" might indicate that you have recently run a SpyEraser 2 scan and that there are no spyware threats. [See Images 6 - 8]
This is a significant problem that isn't documented on-line or in the help screen. Many users may attempt in vain to click the icon or go into the configuration menu to change the level, oblivious to the fact that they can’t.