Spyware is a form of malware. They are a unique form of malware that tries to steal your personal information without you knowing. It can be of many types such as legitimate programs or working in background programs.
So, you might not even know, and it can steal a massive amount of data and send it to third persons. They could be taking information such as your bank account info’s or web browser history or confidential files. Pretty scary, right?
But how do you know if spyware infects your PC or not? Well, if you see any strange notifications being popped up or your PC acting abnormally then it’s affected by viruses.
List of Top Spyware Scan & Removers
Your browser could even take you to sites that you don’t want to go, or your email contacts are getting spam messages from your email. So, if any of these scenarios occur then it’s affected by Spyware.
But don’t worry there are plenty of Spyware scanners available on the market. They will provide all-time protection for you. So, you won’t even have to worry about the theft of your precious data.
That’s why today I have evaluated eight best spyware scanner that would help you stay protected always. So, let’s get on with it, shall we?
MalwareFox has earned quite the impression. I had no other option but to test it myself; the results are satisfying. Although, I tried the premium version.
Let’s have a better look at it about what it can do.
It would scan, detect and clean up the malware. In this option would scan it and select the remove option to clean malware. In the free version, there is no real-time protection.
Although in the premium version, you could get real-time protection. It helps to cut the root of the problem. The malware will not even get a chance to enter in your PC.
These you must hear the tales of the ransomware. It makes your all the data of the hard disk encrypted. If you pay the ransom, they might decrypt the data again.
Cybercriminals can steal all your necessary files and information. Well, the MalwareFox gives you a rebel against the ransomware. Just upgrade to the premium version.
There might be some holes in any applications that you are running. These are called zero-day vulnerability. If an application has this weakness, the hackers might attack your PC. They call it the zero-day attack. MalwareFox premium would give you an edge over this ungodly thing!
2. AVG AntiVirus Free
AVG is another popular scanner that will get rid of all the spyware and make sure no spyware can enter your PC again.
It will protect your PC along with web activity and email. There are different scans available such as system scan, a boot-time scan, and a custom scan.
But you will be able to scan the removable devices too!
The deep scan option of this one will run slower but will give you more thorough scan results. As a result, no spyware can hide from this one.
The deep scan scans over 20 archive file types, much more than usual spyware scanners.
Adware is another anti-spyware scanner that will block any spyware contents from entering your PC. The scanner is easy to use with a clean new design.
Adaware is a bit different than usual spyware scanner tools as it will update on its own and will run scheduled scans on your system.
Though it won’t have an active web, email or network protection, it would get rid of any spyware from your PC without any hassle.
Adaware will support silent/gaming mode and exclusions. It will also scan boot sectors, rootkits, archives, processes, cookies, and registry items.
4. Avast Free Antivirus
Avast is the best one now on the market. It can detect and remove spyware better than any other spyware you might know. Though, Avast will provide you with an all-rounder performance meaning that you will get protection from any malware.
There are lots of features available for you such as, CyberCapture to block unrecognized files, Hardened Mode for locking down security, scan for potentially unwanted programs, scanning Windows Explorer, Browser protection and many more.
Avast will also inspect Wi-Fi’s, VPN clients and will provide junk cleaner, software updater, and web and mail protection.
Though the paid version is always great, there’s a free version as well. If money is not the problem, then I would recommend you to go for the premium one.
SpywareBlaster is a bit of a different scanner. It won’t scan for any existing spyware instead it would block or remove any spyware that wants to enter your PC.
SpywareBlaster will help you to enable protection for your browser against any malware such as scripts, exploits, and cookies that track your web behavior. It will do this on a premade list that would block contents.
The System Snapshot option will provide backups for any system alteration for creating various settings for spyware identifications. So, if you stumble upon any problem, it will there to back you up.
6. Emsisoft Emergency Kit (EEK)
Emsisoft Emergency Kit is a lightweight antispyware tool. It’s available in the portable form so you won’t even have to install it on your PC. EKK provides excellent protection against worms, spyware, etc.
The best thing about it is that it will provide scanning of spyware even in the registry or any other hidden places. But you will also get options for finding potentially unwanted programs and rootkits.
EEK also provides other features such as, scanning email data files, finding spyware in archives like CAB and ZIP, and excluding or including only specific file types in the scan.
7. Spybot – Search & Destroy
Spybot is another great spyware scanner. If you want to have full control over your protection, then this is the best one for you. You’ll be able to pre-define all the protection settings and have a thorough scan to get rid of any spyware.
The immunization option will block common threats in various web browsers. It is indeed the best feature of it. All you have to do is to scan for vulnerabilities and then hitting Apply immunization.
Spybot is a master of disabling tracking cookies that will try to compromise your privacy.
SUPERAntiSpyware is the last one on the list. It’s best if you want to get rid of spyware that is already on your PC. It gets updated often and will always have an up to date spyware definition. So, no spyware can hide under its watch.
It will also:
- Check ZIP files
- Skip unknown file types (for a quick scan)
- Ignore data bigger than 4 MB
- skip over non-executable files
You can configure it to scan files those gets changes in the last days. This tends to bring out the spyware easily. You will also be able to scan shortcuts that may be spyware.
These are the 8 best spyware scanner that you can use on Windows 10. Avast and AVG provide excellent protection against spyware. But if you want something lightweight, then you can always try out MalwareFox and Adware. But the choice is yours, and you should choose what best suits you.
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