A Handy List of Free AntiSpywares
Spybot – Search & Destroy©®:
Spybot – Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven’t intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been “hijacked” (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don’t see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Spybot-S&D is free, so there’s no harm giving it a try to see if something has invaded your computer.
Note: I recemmend it.
SuperAntiSpyware Free Edt.:
SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition is 100% Free and will detect and remove thousands of Spyware, Adware, Malware, Trojans, KeyLoggers, Dialers, Hi-Jackers, and Worms. SUPERAntiSpyware features many unique and powerful technologies and removes spyware threats that other applications fail to remove. The bad thing is SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition does not include real-time blocking or scheduled scanning.
SpywareBlaster (Home Edt.) & SpywareGuard:
Spyware, adware, browser hijackers, and dialers are some of the most annoying and pervasive threats on the Internet today. By simply browsing a web page, you could find your computer to be the brand-new host of one of these unwanted fiends! The most important step you can take is to secure your system and SpywareBlaster is the most powerful protection program available. SpywareGuard provides a real-time protection solution against spyware that is a great addition to SpywareBlaster’s protection method.
* Fast Real-Time Scanning engine – catch and block spyware before it is executed (EXE and CAB files supported) with signature-based scanning for known spyware and heuristic/generic detection capabilities to catch new/mutated spyware
* Download Protection – prevent spyware from being download in Internet Explorer
* Browser Hijacking Protection – stop browser hijacking activity in real-time
* Small size – with a small size and small definition sizes, download and updates are quick
* Report Capabilities – keep a detailed log of all spyware detected
* Spyware files are blocked before being opened or run – they are not simply shut down after they are loaded in memory (and after they have performed their tasks)
* It’s a free download
Note: I recommend it.
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Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware Free Edt:
Have you ever considered what makes an anti-malware application effective? We at Malwarebytes have created an easy-to-use, simple, and effective anti-malware application. Whether you know it or not your computer is always at risk of becoming infected with viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware, and malware that are constantly evolving and becoming harder to detect and remove. Only the most sophisticated anti-malware techniques can detect and remove these malicious programs from your computer.
Spyware Doctor® Starter Edition – for Google™ Pack:
Spyware Doctor has been downloaded over 125 million times with millions more downloads every week. People worldwide use and trust Spyware Doctor to protect their PCs from spyware, adware and other online threats.
*Millions of users
*Scan and Remove
Spyware Terminator & Web Security Guard:
Millions of users worldwide rely on Spyware Terminator, winner of many awards and high ratings from industry experts and users. Its free comprehensive protection is comparable to competitors’ paid versions!
- Fast spyware scanning
- 100% real-time protection
- HIPS protection
- Antivirus protection
- Multilanguage Support
10 years of malware experience combined in one dynamic application. Ad-Aware – Anniversary Edition offers radically improved performance and efficiency, along with comprehensive malware protection. With real-time monitoring, threat alerts, and automatic updates you can rest easy knowing that you are protected.
* Shop, bank, and make travel arrangements online
We keep you safe from password stealers, keyloggers, spyware, trojans, online fraudsters, identity thieves and other potential cyber criminals.
* Control your privacy
Erase tracks left behind while surfing the Web – on browsers such as Internet Explorer, Opera, and Firefox – in one easy click.
* Get Peace of Mind
Know that your personal information is kept safe from dangerous intruders and prying eyes.
Note: Not recommended.Spy Extractor Pro (Freeware):
Spy Extractor Pro is a completely free anti-spyware/adware/malware remover computer software program. Spyware Removal Software. SPY EXTRACTOR ANTISPYWARE PRO will detect and remove SPYWARE, ADWARE, MALWARE, PESTS and other THREATS. Protect your identity and PC security now get SPY EXTRACTOR PRO and scan, detect and delete spyware now. Computer software program for Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, ME, 98, 95. Spyware/Adware/Malware Definition Database Contains Over 55,000 definitions.
Note: No personal experience. Malwarebyte detected some Trojic behavior.
If you have tested some other free AntiSpyware which is not inclueded in this list, let me know. I will update this list. I want it a good reference list.