Type: Anti-Spyware
Rating: (89/100)

SpyHunter review, free download

 
 

SpyHunter review

SpyHunter is a highly effective spyware remover with a simple and easy-to-use interface. This program is an excellent choice for users, who are not computer savvy. However, there are many security experts who recommend Spyhunter scanner for experienced users as a light solution, which provides a reliable protection against regular spyware and ransomware parasites, adware, browser hijackers and similar threats. It's available in two different versions, so you can download Spyhunter free or Spyhunter paid version on your computer. This Spyhunter download is more recommended because it's designed for spyware protection, it provides the latest program updates and the ability to receive a technical support from the Spyware-Helpdesk for free. It uses an extensive spyware definitions database, which is updated on a regular basis. Currently, it contains almost 30,000 signatures of different security and privacy threats, so you can be sure that you can fix PC with Spyhunter just like with any other widespread spyware remover.

SpyHunter review by 2spyware research center:

According to 2spyware test results, Spyhunter can be used for identifying either traditional privacy threats, such as spyware, adware, browser hijackers and malicious toolbars, or emerging and viral parasites, including trojans, keyloggers and memory resident threats. However, it's rather traditional anti-spyware, an all-in-one solution. Some might not like this, but, in our opinion, a combination of several powerful stand-alone tools and ability to remove spyware with SpyHunter only is much better than one bloated security suite.

After opening, user sees the first Spyhunter scan. The program drops the latest version if any updates are available and checks the registry, running processes and web browser cookies. It thoroughly examines all the files on each local hard drive. Spyhunter bonus is that it provides several scan modes: it can be set to scan the entire system, perform a quick scan or check user-defined locations and selected system components. After testing computer, Spyhunter free trial returns informative results and displays full paths to malicious objects detected and provides plain parasite descriptions. 

So, why should I download Spyhunter?

SpyHunter is a user-friendly application, so it doesn't come with plenty of additional utilities and extra functions that most of us never use. Its graphical user interface is intuitive, attractive and very easy-to-use, so you can clearly see how Spyhunter scan engine detects and removes difficult spyware and malware that some competitive products cannot even find. If it fails to remove a virus, you can always receive a help from its Helpdesk for free.

The official web site is www.enigmasoftware.com; purchases are made via secure connection.

Some final notes:

In early 2004, SpyHunter was blamed for producing false positives and using aggressive advertising techniques. This resulted in hundreds of questionable SpyHunter reviews that have been published online. Some of them were harsh, others were simply ridiculous!

We confirm that SpyHunter was promoted aggressively by some affiliates, but all them were eventually banned by program makers in late 2004. Early SpyHunter versions had some obvious drawbacks. The product's version 2.0 resolved all these issues. Current version is 4.6.1.3664.

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SpyHunter 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 SpyHunter please send us the note.

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Information added: 2005-02-17 10:00:00
Information updated: 2014-07-04 04:04:12

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i need something for windows 95!!!!!!!
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Guest
All three mentioned sites made their review to the old version of spyhunter and never retested it. additionally adawarereport gives highest reviews for the programs who pays highest commissions. Download.com is full of false users reviews, Spyhunter never had any spyware or adware in it. That also dirty tricks of competitors. So reviews there are old and not accurate.
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Toptenreviews gave spy hunter a review and it came matched with Mcafee Antispyware
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Guest
SpyHunter seems to take a very long time to scan files. I had Spy Doctor and that worked really well, but it keps having shutdown problems. No Spyware or Virus Scan Program can detect what is wrong with my computer, or why it freezes every 5 minutes for 30-40 seconds at a time. Error Doctor seemed to find the most problems of all these programs.
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Gareth
Just because a program puts a lot of fake erros doesnt mean its fixed anything, you need to try Malwarebytes, Super Anti Spyware, ADWCleaner if they do not work last resort Combofix
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Guest
Yea SpyHunter has been at 100% for at least 5 minutes now. Meaning the blue box had reached the end.. and nothing is happening. The files are being scanned very slowly.
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Guest
AS TIME GOES ON ITS GOTTEN SLOWER AND SLOWER, I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH A SLOW SPYWARE PROGRAM. BY ALL MEANS THERE COULD BE SOME THAT ARE SLOWER, BUT I HAVE NOT SEEN THEM. I AM READY TO JUMP OUT OF MY SKIN!
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Guest
On here the SpyHunter is very highly reguarded, but on TopTenReviews, SpyHunter matches Mcafee Antispyware in overall ratings. How ever, SpyHunter has a better detection rate, but Mcafee Antispyware has a better feature set.
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Joe
After using McAfee Security Suite for 6 yrs. and downloading music files my computer got the "FBI Ransomware" in 2012. Apparently McAfee did not prevent it from locking my computer until I paid money to some hacker. So I opened my computer on safe mode and searched online taking a gamble and used SpyHunter. Upon scanning my computer and finding the items, SpyHunter was able to remove the "FBI Ransomware" immediately. I didnt regret paying the $39.99/yr compared to the $300 the ransomware was asking for. Since then I only had 2 incidents with Ransomware but I just closed my Google Chrome and accessed it again and no lock-ups.
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Guest
I am waiting for new spyhunter to see if it is getting better. Although for the moment i would stick to spyware doctor.
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Guest
i m onli a 13 yrs old kid can help mi make it free i need to remove spylocked
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Guest
why did avg cripple it by removing the bundled spyware/software
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Guest
if im paying for a spyware remover i expect it to be a clean product...
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Guest
thank very much !!
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Guest
i want run regedit,but not run why
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Guest
i problem, not update to windows why and how i'm update to windows
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is there any way to use this without paying for it?
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Guest
I used Spyhunter to get rid of Av 2009. I then used spybot serarch and destroy and it came up with that spyhunter is spyware so i deleted it. is it realy spyware
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Guest
spybot detecting spyhunter is example of bad competition. if you browse web about this situation you will find out that creators of spyhunter sued spybot company several times because of this.
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Guest
i have norton antivirus 2008 and it said nothing about spyhunter 3 so it cant be a virus or spyware. the funny thing is that antivirus didnt find all the stuff spyhunter found
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Guest
I have tried many other like spyware doctor and Ad-Aware SE and this one really got rid of pests like "Windows antivirus rogue" and the likes that really were wreaking havock on the stations i worked with. Great efficient product with no nonsense not useful functions!
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I would not use
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Guest
I have tried many things, from AVG,Mcafee,Malwarebytes, and the list goes on.I think the thirty bucks is worht it.This has worked the best for me in removing winpc2006 and some other 2009 thing that kept coming up.
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Guest
My name is Jeffrey Winslett. About a month ago my Spyhunter stopped working. I want to get a refund because after trying everything I knew to get it working, I was freaking out because a worm had entered my computer, so I wound up having to get Norton Antivirus to keep from messing up my computer.
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This is much faster then McAfee
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david diprose
I have just used SpyHunter4 to get rid of MS Removal Tool. I am strictly a non-expert, and it was brilliant - rapid and effective service. I would recommend it to anybody.
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Gizmo
I had one of those terrible trojans on my system and was a ble to get it off my computer by myself but it came back about two weks later in full force. I contacted several companies like Norton anti virus. ??? I pay these people to help me and they couldnt fix my problem. I couldnt get someone on the phone at all. After some research into the best company, I contacted Spyhunter. I can tell you my computer was F*(&%cked. The person on the pnone told me that he wouldnt get off the phone with me until my computer was fixed!!!! That proves the best support ever!! I told eveyone about you company and recomnd them to my family ands everyone. Thanks for helping me with a terible virus!!
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Jane
I think Virtumonde virus showed how acalltuy vulnerable and imperfect popular antivirus suites are. People bundle their computers with loads of security programs only to find out that virtumonde feels just great in their protected systems. Self-proclaimed techies recommend to install half a dozen additional applications without giving any reasons except this might help . Somehow this makes me think that its much better to have protection AGAINST infection, rather than tools to cure virtumonde. Not specaking about registry changes it can make; sometimes it just doesnt make sense to remove the trojan because the systems is already a mess.
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Marissa
My computer was locked by the monepak virus and Spy hunter not only detected it, but it detected and removed 700 other viruses, whatever you call them that McAfee didnt even detect. No wonder my laptop was running so slow. Anyway, take it from a computer novice, it works. My laptop is up and running. And alot faster too
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It really works huh?
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roz
Test scanned with numerous products, including Norton, and only Spyhunter 4 could eradicate malware conduit, tuguuslu, VAF--only issue so far is noticed price of Spyhunter differed. I spent 39.95 and found today could get product for 29.95. Plus there is a quarterly or semiannual fee--and not sure of the cost..have emailed several times and have yet to receive a definitive answer!
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Jane
All my problems are still here. Does it ever work? I paid and have had it for 24 hours. Still same problems. No amount of scanning has helped.
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Bob
Indeed the product does work and very well. It will find and remove things no other pgms were able to. However, IMHO, unscrupulous advertising - Products page lists the pricing - 39.99, Reghunter 29.99, System Medic 29.95 Click "buy now" and at the very bottom of the page: "SpyHunter is a 6 month subscription spyware detection/removal service. By making this purchase, customers agree, for their convenience, to be autorenewed every 6 months in order to receive ongoing spyware protection, definition & program updates, custom fixes to their specific spyware problems, and advanced technical support from our Spyware-Helpdesk. You will receive an e-mail notification to opt-out, if you do not wish to be autorenewed. " PROCEED Buyer Beware!
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Robert ONeal, Ph.D.
I currently have Norton 360, and am happy with it, but have used more spyware programs than I can recall for decades. In my opinion, Spy Hunter is the best I have used. The comments about the program being slow are valid, but theres a good reason for that. It searches the entire system (and mine is admittedly very large), and that takes time to be so complete. If users want to test any other spyware program first, do that. Then launch Spy Hunter. If you dont find hundreds the others miss, your experience will be far different from mine. And, as an aside, Im running Spy Hunter as I type this. It doesnt slow down my other work, although I do have some slowdown because I have "anonymous" that protects my identity; all those will slow down any computer slightly because of the various remote locations they create to protect your location.
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roneal12
The reviewers are correct in that Spy Hunter takes a long time, but that is only because it is so complete. Even the free Spybot and Ad-Aware programs (I believe Ad-Aware is much better than SpyBot) also take a long time for the same reason. At least one industry reviewer says Spybot only finds some 30 percent of the malware on a test computer. Ad-Aware is good, but its also free; you probably get what you you pay for.) If your existing spyware finder is taking only a short time, it isnt doing a good job. I am also a fan of Norton 360, a rather expensive program, but its spyware system is not as good as Spy Hunter either. There may be one or two such systems that or as good or better - but, if so, I havent found those. Try any spyware system you have now; then, when youre through, run Spy Hunter. If your experience is like mine, youll probably find hundreds the others didnt find. Almost every website now downloads malware into your computer. I get hundreds in just minutes, but Spy Hunter clears them out.
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John
My friends desktop was so infected with malware it was just about unusable. Ran Norton Power Eraser, Malwarebytes and another that I forget. The three of them found nothing. Spyhunter found over 1,000 including Nation Zoom. Bought and downloaded Spyhunter, problem solved.

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