Ashampoo AntiSpyWare review, free download

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  (79/100)
Type: Anti-Spyware

Ashampoo AntiSpyWare review

Ashampoo AntiSpyWare is a powerful and comprehensive anti-spyware program, which implements real-time protection and provides effective security and privacy tools. The application successfully fights typical spyware and adware parasites as well as sophisticated trojans, backdoors and hijackers. Ashampoo AntiSpyWare is a brand new product. However, even the initial tests show that this spyware remover has great potential.

The program thoroughly checks the Windows registry, running processes, web browser cookies and the entire file system. It implements heuristic analysis and strong advanced techniques to identify unknown threats. Ashampoo AntiSpyWare scans for malware inside compressed archives like Zip, and hidden system components that traditional spyware removers never check. Furthermore, the application can search for and eliminate rootkits revealing cloaked parasites. All this allows Ashampoo AntiSpyWare to find most emerging threats and stealth parasites, which cannot be detected by popular antivirus software.

The spyware remover uses an extensive malware definitions database updated on a daily basis. Currently, it contains over 430,000 known parasite signatures.

The program's scan engine is very flexible. The user can choose between 6 scan modes: scan of entire system, memory scan, Windows registry scan, scan of system areas, scan of all hard drives, and scan of selected hard drive or folder. Scan times differ depending on the mode selected. Checking memory and Windows registry are the quickest tasks. They take a few seconds and up to one minute respectively. Scan of system areas (this includes running processes, registry keys, main system folders and files) usually lasts 7-8 minutes. Searching the entire system and all hard drives for malware requires a lot of time. Of course, this depends on the system a scan is conducted on, but usually it is hour and a half. Nevertheless, scans of entire system and all hard drives are the most thorough and highly recommended.

Scan reports are detailed, informative and easy readable.

Ashampoo AntiSpyWare implements a real-time protection monitor called AntiSpy Guard. This monitor scans parasite-related files on execution and prevents them from running malicious processes. This blocks secret installs of malware and unsolicited software.

The application comes with additional useful tools. Rootkit Detector scans the system for hidden threats eliminating rootkits and disclosing related parasites. Internet Cleaner finds and removes all Internet tracks and Windows history. File Wiper permanently deletes user-selected files and folders. The deletion method used prevents wiped out data from being recovered even with the help of professional recovery tools. IP Spam Blocker disables the messaging service used by spammers to send unsolicited, annoying messages to computers in a local network.

Ashampoo AntiSpyWare provides more additional utilities. It offers tools for managing applications starting on Windows startup, viewing and terminating running processes, scheduling system scans.

The program's interface is attractive and user-friendly. It supports skins. Ashampoo AntiSpyWare is translated into 20 languages.

The trial version is available. It expires after 10 days, but can be extended for 30 more days for free.

The official web site is www.ashampoo.com. Purchases are made via secure connection.


Positive sides:

real time protection
trial version available
deep file scan
comprehensive security (privacy) tool
complete system scan
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Ashampoo AntiSpyWare spyware remover was carefully tested by 2-spyware.com research center. The review is the result of our test. If you know additional information about Ashampoo AntiSpyWare please send us the note.

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Information added: 2006-07-14 04:43
Information updated: 2014-06-16 16:31

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Users comments about Ashampoo AntiSpyWare:

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cathy
I downloaded Ashampoo because it seemed very easy to use and claimed to take care of the Trojan that was infecting my computer. Another Trojan was downloaded along with it which was VERY difficult to get rid of. Beware!!!
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mariano
ashampoo antisywere non serve proprio un antispyware che dice che ares è un virus allora disistallatelo perche non è all avanguardia usate counterspy o vipre antivirus si che trovate veramente l infezione se è istallato sul vostro pc. un saluto toro73.
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Guest
Its on Version 2 now.
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