Spyware applications can steal important data from a computer connected to the internet, from authentication details ( usernames and passwords ) to credit card numbers and bank account information.
The Anti-spyware industry offers many solutions so that you can protect yourself against online threats.
In this article we are going to present you with the top 5 anti-spyware applications in 2012, for users who want to browse the internet safely.
With a powerful protection against spyware programs, worms and other malware apps, Ad-Aware uses few system resources and can even identify rootkits. The application recognizes, isolates and removes any spyware danger and offers a simple interface for less experienced users, along with a more complex UI for experienced users.
Ad-Aware is fully compatible with Windows Security Center and it is available in a free version with fewer options as well. Approximate price: $30
The Stopzilla functionality removes the need of spyware scanning. Recommended by CNET, the Stopzilla program offers the best protection against unwanted pop-up windows, and ZILLAsmart Technology offers daily updates about infected websites and the new types of malware and spyware programs. The trial version identifies malware apps for 15 days but does not remove them.
3) Webroot Spy Sweeper
The simple and easy to use interface is a major advantage of the Webroot SecureAnywhere With Spy Sweeper application. The app, which also has a antivirus component, blocks and removes spyware, malware, scareware and rootkit threats. Spy Sweeper offers details about every threat, including the risks of infection with the most spyware apps. The efficiency of the program is shadows only by the fact that the scanning process can take a long time. Approximate price: $30.
Real time detection and removal, but also the identification rate of threats make VIPRE Antispyware an excellent choice for many users. The Kernel-Level Active Program technology offers non-stop production and identifies and destroys spyware apps even before Windows boots. Estimated price: 40 dollars.
5) Spyware Doctor
The application offers useful anti-spyware features but also antivirus. It has a high detection rate of spyware, malware, keylogger and rookits.
The app requires a bit of time to install because it has to download huge databases of definitions. In case your computer is infected, scanning can take a while. Spyware Doctor removes the problems caused by tracking cookies and dialers. Fixing spyware infected files is another useful option the program offers. Estimated price: $30.