We have carefully tested Spyware Nuker XT, a product of TrekBlue, Inc., on a large number of different computers. Our tests revealed that this product provides effective protection against most spyware and adware threats as well as some dangerous viral parasites. The program was noticeably improved compared to Spyware Nuker 2005, the previous version that we have tested one year ago. The new product is different and much better.
The application thoroughly checks the Windows registry, running processes, web browser cookies and the entire file system. Spyware Nuker XT can perform a deep scan in attempt to detect hidden infections, and a quick scan to identify common threats. The first mode is the most effective, but it takes a lot of time to complete – up to 45 minutes. The second mode is much faster – a regular system can be scanned within 3-4 minutes. Spyware Nuker XT also allows performing configurable scans. The user can select, which hard drives, media or folders will be checked. Scan reports are clear and informative enough.
Spyware Nuker XT uses regularly updated spyware definitions database, which currently includes almost 14,000 pest signatures.
The program has an integrated real-time protection monitor, which detects and blocks malicious activity and unsolicited software installation attempts. It also automatically blocks known tracking cookies and prevents web browser hijacks.
Spyware Nuker XT is an effective, but not feature-rich spyware remover. It does not provide a lot of additional tools and functions. Nevertheless, the program comes with the system startup manager and scan scheduler. It also allows excluding and restoring harmful objects.
Unfortunately, a free version of Spyware Nuker XT is not fully functional. It scans the system, but does not remove any parasites it finds, and asks to register and purchase the full version.
Official domains associated with the product are nuker.com, spywarenuker.com and trekblue.com. Purchases are made via secure connection.