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Spyware Doctor with Anti Virus 2009

Platform : Windows XP, Windows Vista
3.9 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews

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  • Recommended by experts wordlwide
  • Removes and prevents viruses, spyware and adware
  • EXCLUSIVE Behaviour Guard stops threats others miss
  • FREE automated updates, ugrades and 24/7 customer support
  • Detects, removes and blocks Spyware & Adware threats
  • Easiest to use with intelligent automatic protection
  • Complete AntiVirus and AntiSpyware capabilities in one application
  • Most internationally awarded anti-spyware product

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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B001E5CFW6
  • Release Date: 25 Sept. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,427 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product description

Review

"This is the best Spyware Doctor yet." PC Magazine Editor's Choice -- PC Magazine Editor's Choice

Manufacturer's Description


Superior protection against spyware and viruses

  • Recommended by experts and editors around the world.
  • Detects, removes and blocks all types of spyware, viruses, adware and other online threats.
  • Built-in behavioural technology based on the award-winning ThreatFire protects you from previously unseen, zero-day threats.
  • Easy to use with intelligent automatic protection.
  • Uses minimal computer resources to proactively protect your PC in real-time.
  • Password protection to safeguard Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus from exposure to unauthorized changes.
  • Frequent automatic updates ensure that you are always protected.
  • Protects up to 3 computers, with free security updates and product updates for 12 months from date of activation.
  • Free optional add-ons are available to current licensed PC Tools customers, including Site Guard, Email Guard, Behaviour Guard and Browser Defender.
  • Free 24/7 customer support.
Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus 2009
Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus includes behavioural technology powered by ThreatFire

Comprehensive Spyware, Virus and Malware Protection. Used by Millions Worldwide.

Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus has been downloaded over 130 million times with a million more downloads every week. People worldwide use and trust Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus to protect their PCs from spyware, viruses, adware and other online threats. Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus has consistently been awarded Editors' Choice awards by leading PC magazines and testing laboratories around the world, including publications in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany and Australia.

Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus continues to be awarded the highest honours by many of the world's leading PC publications such as PC World, PC Magazine, PC Advisor, PC Pro, PC Plus, PC Authority, PC Utilities, PC Choice, Computer Bild and PC Answers Magazine.

Superior protection against spyware, viruses and adware

Detects, removes and blocks all types of spyware, viruses and malware.

Did you know that numerous programs tested against Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus detected only a small fraction of spyware and completely removed an even smaller amount? Most of them were also unable to effectively block spyware in real time from being installed on a user's PC in the first place. Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus includes an advanced update functionality to continually improve its spyware and virus fighting capabilities on a daily basis. As spyware and viruses become more complex to avoid detection by anti-malware programs, Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus responds with new technology to continually stay one step ahead.

Easy to Use

Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus features advanced technology designed for all users, not just experts. It is automatically configured out of the box to provide optimal protection with minimal user interaction so all you need to do is install it for immediate and ongoing protection.

Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus' advanced IntelliGuard technology only alerts users on detection of true spyware. PC Tools' believes you should not be interrupted by cryptic questions every time you install software to your PC, add a site to your favorites or change your system settings. These messages can be confusing and could lead to undesirable outcomes such as inoperable programs, lost favorites or even malware being allowed to install.

Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus Key Features

  • Comprehensive Malware Protection
    Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus provides protection against identity theft, stealthy spyware, aggressive adware, browser hijackers, malicious ActiveX objects, malware Trojans, tracking cookies, keyloggers, dialers, viruses, worms, Trojan horse threats and other malicious infections.
  • Constant Real-Time Protection
    Through its unique IntelliGuard feature, Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus provides constant protection against malware. IntelliGuard works by blocking both known and unknown malware threats before they can install and cause any harm to a computer. IntelliGuard constantly monitors for malicious behaviour involving spyware processes, tracking cookies, malicious ActiveX objects, browser hijackers, viruses, keyloggers, Trojans and more.
  • Advanced Detection and Removal Technology
    By running an Intelli-Scan, Full Scan or Custom Scan, Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus will inspect the computer for all types of spyware and adware infections. Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus is rated highly by industry experts as being extremely effective in removing particularly nefarious threats such as rootkits and keyloggers. The unique Intelli-Scan feature is specifically designed to hunt swiftly and kill active running spyware threats in minutes, attributed to the intuitive and patent-pending spider scanning technology. This new technology works intelligently by using a combination of signature and behavioural scanning techniques to quickly and effectively identify internet threats.
  • Protection against zero day threats using Behavioural Heuristic Detection
    Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus delivers effective zero day protection against rootkits and keyloggers (in both scanning and IntelliGuard real-time areas) by monitoring for suspicious behaviour and blocking applications that exhibit signs of malicious activity.
  • Advanced Rootkit Detection
    Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus is capable of detecting and removing hidden processes and files associated with complex threats and rootkits. Using behavioural techniques, rootkits and other items that attempt to hide themselves deep in the computer operating system are detected and effectively removed.
  • Works Silently in the Background with Low CPU Usage
    Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus has been designed to work silently in the background when in monitoring mode. Threats are blocked and removed with minimal system impact and a small alert window will be displayed to advise you that your PC has been protected against an attack.
  • Automatic, Silent Smart Updates
    Frequent updates to detect and guard computers against new threats and viruses as well as provide enhancements to Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus are automatically installed and downloaded through the Smart Update function. Threat signatures are updated every business day or within hours of a high risk malware outbreak to protect you from the latest online threats.

About PC Tools
PC Tools is a global leader in innovative software products designed to protect the privacy and security of the Windows and Macintosh computer users, as well as fix Windows registry errors and optimize PC performance. PC Tools publishes software and provides technical resources for securing, protecting and maintaining the Windows and Macintosh operating systems. PC Tools mission is to encourage safe, secure and stable personal computing through the development and delivery of world class software applications that are backed up by exceptional 24/7 customer service.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 2 Nov. 2008
Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I've tried various PC maintenance utilities over the years. It becomes somewhat compulsive to keep your PC well-oiled and as free from junk as possible. This is amongst the most effective spyware packages I've found.

The software is very clean and easy to use. It comes provided with a simple manual which tells you clearly what the package does. Basically, this falls into two areas: Intelliguard and the Scanning tools. Intelliguard is a set of guards (browser guard, cookie guard, email guard, file guard, keylogger guard, network guard, process guard, site guard, startup guard, immunizer guard and behaviour guard) which block your computer from various threats in real time. It does work. I've had various message windows offering to block out things my Norten protection didn't (banners for adult sites were filtered out and blocked easily). I see people have suffered slowdown from this option. I haven't had any noticable problems; I'm on firefox 3 and it seems as fast as ever. If you do have problems, Intelliguard is highly customisable and you can switch off (or adjust) each single guard. Like I say though, I had no problems running all the guards and they do seem effective.

The other part of the software is the scanning tools. There are various scans you can run or you can just do a full scan (which is comprehensive and takes about 2 hours on my system). On the first scan it picked up 250 threats on my PC which Norten had let through. On each subsequent scan I've had only 1 or 2 threats which proves the tools for Intelliguard are doing their job. The scans themselves are similar to other spyware/antivirus scans and let you explore what threats you are going to remove before you do.

All in all I'm very impressed. The software is easy to use and seems to do a good job, efficiently and thoroughly. My obsessive 'Clean PC' compulsive disorder is sated for the time being :)
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PC Tools Spyware Doctor

I installed first to my Laptop and then my main PC, Installation was straight forward on the laptop which runs Windows vista premium, on my main PC which runs windows Vista business, It was some what laboured with having to reboot three times.

You can run the software on three PC's as longs as you register it in the same name and email address.

The laptop is used as a secondary PC on a home network, PC Tools did find one issue with the Laptop which it corrected with no fuss.

My main PC has been running a little slow and am sure it has a few issues, I have Kaspersky as my Virus software, PC Tools scanned my PC and found the normal Adware which seems to crop up If you receive emails, It removed it with no fuss.

PC Tools doesn't appear to have lots of gimmicks and does what it says on the box, It is very good at stopping unwanted website's and pop up's, excellent in fact.

A good package which looks to be good value for money, If you want a quality Spyware Doctor then your probably not find better.
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Having read all the excellent positive reviews, I decided to give Spyware a try, as I had been vaguely suspicious I might have some uninvited guests in my system.

I had been using Norton internet security 2008, and out of curiosity decided to try installing spyware Dr whilst this was still in resident! Although the system still managed to reboot, every action subsequently took an eternity, especially the launching of any new application. In the end, I decided to uninstall Norton and try Spyware on its own. I needed a firewall, and returned to the old favourite zonealarm. Since then I have had no major problems. Booting up's speed is not too bad overall, provided no scheduled tasks or scanning are set to run at startup. However, every now and then the process seems to fail half way for no obvious reasons, and the only solution is to switch the PC off then back on again.

So far, Spyware has detected a rogue dialer, which had evaded detection by Spybot, Adaware, AVG and Norton, but nothing else too drastic apart from a bunch of cookies.

The product description did not mention this, but you can install Spyware using the same license on up to 3 PCs.

So I next tried installing Spyware on a second PC, which already had AVG and Zonealarm, and found the product could not be activated until ZA had been turned off and AVG inactivated. In fact, with both Spyware and AVG turned on, the internet could not be accessed at all, unlike with Norton when everything still worked in parallel but at a painful snail's pace.

I know, I know, I am sure everyone would point out it's a pointless exercise to try having more than one Antivirus / Antispyware in parallel.
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The software is quite easy to install, but if you already have an anti-virus running like I have (I use Kaspersky) the anti-virus element on Spyware can be disabled.

I did find it rather awkward to use at first, since it does cause PC to boot much slower, although once booted, and the Spyware set for scan, it is rather efficient in picking up unwanted spyware and adware and cookies. A warning does come up though if you attempt to delete cookies since it may disrupt certain programmes that you may be running.

Overall, a useful tool to have, although some users may find some of the elements such as Intelliguard causing one or two problems. It did cause my PC to crash when using it the first time. But like everything else, its trial and error until you get used to it.
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