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Four Key Features in Top Anti Spyware Products

May 18, 2008
Choosing a top anti spyware software can be a daunting task due to the range of features on the market. If you are like most people, you want to be sure that you are getting an effective product from the investment made.

There is a great deal of frustration attached to having computer problems caused by spyware, adware and malware. From slow computer problems to redirects to websites you did not request, parasites can create a variety of problems on your PC. It is a must to purchase a product that can help rid of many of these threats.

If you are in the position of having to purchase a spyware, adware or malware product, do not stress. There are a couple of key things to look for in quality products. Many good products exist on the market that can assist you.

Is there really a best product on the market?

In my opinion the clear answer is no. Each of the top anti spyware products available has its own unique strengths and weaknesses. The better question to ask is: What software product does well in a variety of categories?

What are the Five Features to Look for in a Top Anti Spyware Product?

Feature One: Easy download and simple to use interface

The best programs do not take an engineering degree to figure out. They have built the software for a range of users from novice to average, which is a good thing. The software usually gives some customization options for more advanced users as well.

All features should be within a simple mouse click. Also, each choice on the user interface should have an explanation of what it is and what it does. By having such information you will be in the position to decide which ingredients of the software that you would like to use.

Feature Two: Automatic Back Up or an Easy Back Up Selector

It is always a good idea to have a way to revert back to your original file state in case the results achieved are not what you wanted. This offers peace of mind to the user.

Feature Three: Solid Support and Customer Service

Products of this kind are usually extremely simple and may never require any support. Still, it is a comforting feeling knowing that you can get support when needed. If the software offers online support files, be sure that you can read the files before purchasing the software in order to see how easy the instructions are to follow. A live chat (for all or some of the day) is also nice at times.

Feature Four: Product Effectiveness

The end result should always be the removal of as much spyware, adware and malware as possible. Top anti spyware software products have larger definitions databases that allow that database to match cures in their list to threats on your computer. Once detected, the same software will remove detected threats.

The software must find infections and not just harmless cookies. There are some products on the market that create what is called False Positives. This is where problems are found that do not exist or that are completely harmless. These products get the user to think that the problem is worse than it really is. Do your research before buying a product.

Find reviews online that actually go into detail about product use of the software being reviewed. You want complete details as it will become evident whether the reviewer has actually used the software or not. Screen prints for each step of the review process are also good to have for the same reason.

The top anti spyware products will offer a long-term license of at least a year and should be utilized consistently to keep your computer threat-free.
About the Author
Daryl Moore specializes in reviews on anti spyware and adware software and writes straight forward reviews of tops products at www.solutions-to-remove-spyware.com. Complete details on the top pick, Xoftspyse, can be found at www.xoftspyse-facts.com
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