Spyware Terminator 2.2.0

Reviewed by Chris Thomas

"Spyware Terminator Free Real-Time Protection"

Overview

Spyware Terminator is a robust software that efficiently and effectively discovers and removes malicious software. With a neatly organized interface, and all of the basic features one would expect from a paid antivirus suite, this free open-source program would make a sizable contribution to anyone's anti-malware tool set.

Installation

Installing Spyware Terminator is about as simple as running a virus scan. Simply download the setup file (which by the way is extremely tiny at less than 1 MB), and then follow the step-by-step instructions within the wizard installer. The system requirements for installation are nominal, as you'll only need to have Windows 2000 or above installed (i.e. – XP, Vista, or 7)

Interface

The Spyware Terminator interface is somewhat similar to that of Windows Defender, with four main icon buttons providing access to the software's main features – Spyware Scan, Real-Time Protection, Settings, and Help. In addition to the icons in the top toolbar, there is also a convenient left navigational panel that provides access to menu subsections and more advanced features.

Pros

  • Free updates for life, the software automatically checks for and installs updates on regular basis, to keep you protected continually. Users can set how often updates are performed, or wait until the software updates itself automatically

  • Lets you schedule scans at predefined times; users can set scans to occur weekly, daily, or at a specific hour of the day

  • Utilizes F-PROT antivirus technology to provide top-notch real-time protection and proficient scanning capabilities

  • Not only finds threats incredibly fast, but also removes them for free - no paid version required

  • Built-in antivirus protection utilizes advanced algorithms to automatically determine whether an application or process is malicious.

  • Comprehensive help documentation, and an extensive user community helps you utilize the software to the best of its potential.

  • Real-time protection keeps viruses off your computer, while a regularly updated scanning engine finds and removes all existing threats.

  • Unlike many other free antivirus software, Spyware Terminator does not slow down your computer or consume a large amount of system resources

  • Ideal for computer novices, as it is very easy to schedule and run scans with no prior experience

Cons

  • Provides less complete protection than other more comprehensive antivirus software like Malwarebytes. However, for a free virus scanner, this is certainly a powerful utility that is hard to pass up.

  • Frequent pop-ups and a relatively small UI window can become annoying.

Alternatives

The best alternatives to Spyware Terminator would have to be Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Spybot Search and Destroy, both of which have been renowned virus scanning/removal software for several years. Nonetheless, we believe that the functionality of Spyware Terminator is just as extensive as the aforementioned competitors.

Conclusion

If you want to make sure your computer is as protected as possible, downloading Spyware Terminator will only benefit your cause. Although other antivirus software may provide better scanning capabilities, by having access to several you can maximize the chances of finding and neutralizing all threats.

Requirements: At least 20 MB of free space on your disk drive and screen resolution min. 800x600 pixels

What's new in this version: Spyware Terminator version 2.2 includes extended local database, enhanced online software database, improved user interface design, faster HIPS database building, enhanced Internet Explorer & File Extension Shield, improved hidden libraries on-boot removal process and minor bug fixes.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Spyware Terminator on 9 Mar 2012 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Spyware Terminator Antivirus Report
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