PC Pitstop Exterminate is an on-demand scanner based on eTrust PestPatrol, one of the most popular security products available, known for its accurate spyware detection and huge parasite signature database.
PC Pitstop Exterminate uses main eTrust PestPatrol's components. However, it lacks real-time protection, and its interface is absolutely different. The program is designed for inexperienced users. It is very simplistic and even easier to use than eTrust PestPatrol.
The application scans the Windows registry, running processes and web browser cookies. It can thoroughly examine each file on every fixed and removable disk. The spyware remover provides two scan modes: Quick Scan and Full Scan. The first one is really fast – it needs only 10 seconds to scan a regular computer, but is still quite effective. Full Scan involves a complete and thorough analysis of every file on the compromised system. Depending on hard drives number and capacity, it requires 5-15 minutes to complete.
The spyware remover uses an extensive malware definitions database updated on a daily basis. eTrust PestPatrol uses the same database, so scan reports of both programs are almost identical.
PC Pitstop Exterminate does not provide any additional functions and tools. The only extra feature is restoring previously removed objects.
The program's interface is very simple. It is designed to suit most not computer savvy users.
The free version refuses to remove any malware it finds and asks to purchase and register the full product.
The official web site is www.pcpitstop.com. Purchases are made via secure connection using reputable services.