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  • SUPERAntiSpyware icon

    SUPERAntiSpyware

    SUPERAntiSpyware is a software application which can detect and remove spyware, adware, malware, trojans, rogue software, worms, rootkits, parasites and other...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool icon

    Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool

    Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool is a free software intended to disinfect infected computers, removing viruses, Trojans, and spyware, as well as any other types of malware....

    Free Windows

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  • Dr.Web CureIt! icon

    Dr.Web CureIt!

    Do you have anti-virus software installed on your computer, but still worry about its effectiveness? Run Dr.Web CureIt!® (no need to install it) to quickly scan...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Emsisoft Emergency Kit icon

    Emsisoft Emergency Kit

    The Emsisoft Emergency Kit contains a collection of programs that can be used without a software installation to scan and clean infected computers for malware.

    Free Personal Windows

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  • RogueKiller icon

    RogueKiller

    RogueKiller is an anti-malware program written in C++ and able to detect and remove generic malwares and some advanced threats such as rootkits, rogues, worms, …

    Free Windows

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  • F-Secure Anti-Virus icon

    F-Secure Anti-Virus

    F-Secure Anti-Virus provides advanced protection against viruses, spyware intrusions and infected e-mail so you can surf the Web without worrying about security issues....

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • ESET Online Scanner icon

    ESET Online Scanner

    ESET Online Scanner is a user-friendly, free and powerful tool which you can use to detect and remove malware from any Windows PC using only your web browser—no...

    Free Web

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  • Winpooch Watchdog icon

    Winpooch Watchdog

    Winpooch is a watchdog for Windows (2000, XP, 2003, but only 32-bits). It detects modifications in your system, so as to detect a trojan or a spyware installation. It...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued As of 2008-06-13, this project is no longer under active development. Winpooch can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
  • IObit Malware Fighter icon

    IObit Malware Fighter

    It's time to remove malware & spyware in your PC. IObit Malware Fighter is an advanced malware & spyware removal utility that detects, removes the deepest...

    Freemium Windows

    • Warning The installer contains malware, including adware: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/2d5abe81405570f3bf2d49b66737b0926e83b3e29ce352b5d4003225adabe802/analysis/1451580333/
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  • Norton Security Scan icon

    Norton Security Scan

    Norton Security Scan is a software tool designed to help you understand if your computer is currently protected from known threats. Norton Security Scan will scan your...

    Free Windows

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  • HouseCall icon

    HouseCall

    HouseCall is a free virus scanner offered by Trend Micro, which checks whether a computer has been infected by viruses, spyware, or other malware. HouseCall performs...

    Free Windows

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Ad-Aware Comments

Like Spybot S&D, this software isn't the best

Negative Comment by Reprotected
about Ad-Aware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Spybot - Search & Destroy Jun 2011

Like Spybot S&D, this software isn't the best, nor even a great anti-spyware tool anymore. It's slow and buggy since SE was removed from the Internet, and it's outright terrible. Although it's still quite polished up, don't be deceived by that, it's not worth the time to install and manage. As of 2008, this software is junk, and is only as good as a pseudo-Malwarebytes with some (terrible) sort of real-time security.

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