SpyHunter attempts to protect your computer by all means, offering all the features a user would expect from a powerful security suite, meaning detecting, removing and blocking any type of spyware and malware out there.
Seamless setup and user-friendly environment
It is very easy to install, as it does not come with any unpleasant surprises and it is over in just a few moments. Completing it brings you to a pretty well-organized layout which is comprised of a few buttons, a navigation panel and a pane in which to display selected items and information.
In addition to that, it packs some extensive Help contents, thus ensuring that all types of users can find their way around SpyHunter without encountering any kind of problems.
First run processes
First and foremost, you should know it will prompt you to choose whether to protect the Internet Explorer homepage or not at the first run. This feature blocks any products’ attempt to change it. The following step is to look for and grab the latest security definition updates, and scan your entire system, including rootkits, files, cookies, registry and memory.
Backup and restore capabilities and create an exclusion list
A custom scan is also available, while you should also know that all the items removed by this tool are going to be visible as a list in the “Backup” section, and it is possible to restore them with just a click of the button.
You can set up exclusions, while a dedicated feature to block malicious processes from execution may be configured by adding your very own safe items and ActiveX guarded items.
Configure multiple settings and schedule scans
The “Settings” menu includes tons of options, plus a so-called “Network Sentry” which gives you the power to enable dedicated tools for monitoring the HOSTS file, system protection, LSP chain protection, advanced DNS protection and clock format protection.
Internet Explorer will remain protected as well because SpyHunter monitors the IE proxy and homepage and it is also aware of any attempts to force the browser display images, so it can reduce the damage caused by spyware. Last but not least, it is possible to schedule scans.
Evaluation and conclusion
While scans might take a while, you should know that the CPU and memory usage varies from low to moderate, yet is it quite a normal occurrence when considering the nature of the utility. The interface is appealing and friendly to all users and we did not come by any errors or crashes.
All things considered, SpyHunter is definitely a tool to try. It can successfully find and erase various malware threats, while providing quick access to a lot of features, yet you should know that fixing threads is only possible in the registered version.
Reviewed by Madalina Boboc, last updated on October 28th, 2014
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Application descriptionSpy Hunter is a tool that will hunt down and remove from your system any spyware/adware. Spy Hunter detects and remove...