Spy Shield

by Lucia Danes - - | Type: Corrupt Anti-Spyware

Spy-Shield is an anti-spyware program that bundles in adware software made by The Best Offers Network company, which was related to the infamous Aurora parasite. The use of adware is covered in the spyware remover’s end user license agreement, which is displayed during the setup. Spy-Shield cannot be installed, if the user refuses to setup The Best Offers Network product. Although the application does not secretly install any unsolicited software and warns the user, it cannot be considered as a fully legitimate product, since it not only offers adware, but also does not detect it during system scans. See screenshots provided below.

We have carefully tested Spy-Shield on several test computers, both absolutely clean and infected. Our tests revealed that the program does not use false positives and can detect some parasites. Nevertheless, it isn’t powerful enough to protect the system from most threats. First of all, it does not scan the entire Windows registry and file system. Secondly, it checks only known malware locations and files that often get infected. Furthermore, the application’s scan engine is not very effective. The Smart Scan does not take more than 20 seconds, while the Full Scan usually needs only 1 minute to complete. As you know, currently there are no such spyware remover that could scan the entire system so quickly.

One of the pages on the Spy-Shield official web site looks quite suspicious. It shows a “sample scan” in progress that “finds” 28 spyware infections. This is nothing more than a simple GIF image. The visitor’s system is not actually scanned. This makes us think that a “sample scan” works as goad to purchase and used to frighten visitors. See a screenshot below.

The official web site is www.spy-shield.com.

We DO NOT recommend purchasing and using this product.

Spy Shield download: not recommended

Spy Shield was carefully tested by 2-spyware.com research center. The review is the result of our test. If you know additional information about Spy Shield please send us the note
Advice: If your computer seems sluggish, or you are suffering from unwanted advertisements and redirects to unknown websites, we highly recommend you to scan it with reputable anti-spyware program. Do some FREE scan tests and check the system for unwanted applications that might be responsible for these problems.
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Compatible with Microsoft Windows Compatible with OS X
What to do if failed?
If you failed to remove infection using Reimage, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Reimage is a recommended tool to scan your system for possible threats and crappy software. The trial version of the product will find harmful applications in your system. Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not. If you need to remove malware, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage malware removal tool.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.
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Lucia Danes
Lucia Danes - Virus researcher

Lucia is a News Editor for 2spyware. She has a long experience working in malware and technology fields. More

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