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Is There a Best Anti Spyware Program?

May 18, 2008
For people looking for the best anti spyware program, there are certainly some great solutions on the market.

Asking if there is a best software is like asking if there is a best car in the world. The differences come down to user preferences. Some anti spyware and adware products perform well in certain categories and not as well in other categories.

The following four qualities are common to all of the best spyware program choices:

Quality One: Ease of Use

It should not be a difficult task to understand such a straight forward product. The user interface should thoroughly explain all features and every option should be within a click from where you are on the screen.

A good spyware remover product should rarely require the use of the online help files offered. All options should be in one place and easy to read.

Quality Two: Sufficient Features

Some of the features that the best anti spyware program choices should have include file back ups (either manual or automatic), scan settings for intervals desired, a large definitions (solutions) database, ability to scan running process (applications), which files to repair versus ignore, and an easy to read scan results page.

Quality Three: Support and Customer Service

Though the best anti spyware program options are easy to use, there should at least be an extensive help library online in case you need the assistance. Most do not offer live support, but it really should not be needed when dealing with quality products.

If you are concerned about the level of support you will get, try sending a time test email to the company with a simple question of any type. See how long it takes for them to respond and how professional they are when they do respond.

Quality Four: Effectiveness

Ultimately, nothing else matters if the product does not fix your spyware, adware, and malware issues.

Many people believe that real time protection is the best choice. Real time protection has the aim of keeping upcoming threats from adhering to your computer. The problem is that many of the threats being placed on your computer are new and there are not solutions to each. Also, real time requires system resources to be utilized consistently. For this reason, real time protection is not vital in my opinion.

Always seek a large definitions database (as mentioned above) so that you have the best chance of parasites being detected and removed. Some of the best programs have in excess of 250,000 solution definitions in their databases.

Even if it takes a couple of scan and repair rounds, it will be worth it to keep up with all of the malicious attackers out there. Threats will be around as long as computers themselves are. It is a fact of life. So, it is best to just purchase quality protection and address the problems as they arise.

Many people look for free tools to address their software issues not realizing that many of the free choices imbed more spyware into their computer. The EULA (End User Licensing Agreement) often requires the user to allow such downloads as part of using their product for free. Most people never bother with the agreements and just start downloading. Keep in mind that free is not always free.

Some of the best anti spyware programs include Xoftspyse, Spyware Doctor and NoAdware. Each has distinct advantages over other programs including features and definitions database size.
About the Author
Daryl Moore specializes in reviews on anti spyware and adware software and writes straight forward reviews of top products at www.solutions-to-remove-spyware.com. Complete details on the top product reviewed, Xoftspyse, can be found at www.xoftspyse-facts.com
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