Spyware Removal Guide - Tips & Techniques

Monday, January 24, 2011
Spyware is a type of software that monitors the actions of a computer user and falls into a number of categories:
  • Software that may be installed on purpose to help provide security or workplace monitoring
  • Software designed mostly for collecting marketing data
  • Software that is maliciously installed, either as a general violation of a person’s privacy or to collect information that may allow further attacks on their computer such as “keylogging”.

Almost everyone gets spyware at some point and getting rid of it can be very difficult. Free spyware removal can be just as effective as paying for a high priced anti spyware package, but you have to use the right software.

Spyware Doctor, created by PCTools, is an industry leader in the Anti-Spyware category. Praised by internet security experts, this “world-renowned” program detects, removes and protects PC’s from thousands of potential spyware, adware, trojans, viruses, keyloggers, spybots and tracking threats. We counted at least 31 different industry awards without digging very far. Here are just a few of the highlights;

Pluses: Has a huge “threat” data base which is updated unbelievably often. Really quick scans. Small operating system footprint.

Drawbacks: No antivirus unless you purchase “Spyware Doctor with Antivirus” for an additional (albeit small) charge.

Consensus: A top performing AntiSpyware program. With each updated release the gap between Spyware Doctor and the competition widens.