Doctor Spyware Cleaner
Doctor Spyware Cleaner is a lightweight Windows application that features cleaning capabilities for helping you delete spyware and adware.
The tool’s purpose is to help you boost your computer performance and regain its security by deleting and blocking the traces left by spyware. These types of viruses usually run on a stealth mode on your system and compromise your sensitive information.
The layout is straightforward and gives you the possibility to choose between three different scanning modes, namely a quick, full, or custom one.
As the name of the first scanning mode implies, you can quickly check your system for potential problems.
The second one is recommended when you scan your computer for the first time. Although it takes more time to finish the job, it provides an in-depth system scan. The custom scan empowers the user to select a target location on the hard drive that is checked for threats.
During our testing we have noticed that the tool needs up to several minutes to accomplish a complete scan and it stresses up the CPU, memory, and disk.
You can view the possible threats listed in the primary panel, get details about each spyware (category, threat level, short description, registry key), save the information to a plain text file or copy it to the clipboard, and repair all problems with just one click.
One of the best features included in this tool is the live updating option which makes sure you have the latest spyware definitions loaded in the database. On the downside, you are not allowed to pause or resume the scanning operation, so you can only stop the process and manage the detected threats.
What’s more, you can check the quarantined items, run the utility at Windows startup, view a list with ignored items, and check the program statistics about the last performed scan, and total removed, ignored, and quarantined objects.
When it comes to configuration settings, you are allowed to quarantine objects on removal, perform a deep scan of the registry, enable the file shredder for permanently deleting the malicious items, skip non-executable files, and report all suspicious items and filenames. Additionally, you can activate the popup blocker for Internet Explorer.
All things considered, Doctor Spyware Cleaner provides a handy set of tools for helping you clean your PC from spyware and adware. Its overall simplicity and automatic spyware definitions mode make it an ideal app especially for rookies.