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Top 4 Free Anti-Spyware Software Programs

Updated on July 12, 2012

Hello everyone. Today, I'm going to be talking about what I think are the best free anti-spyware softwares available. I have tried many free anti-spyware programs and among them, I have chosen four that are worthy of making this list. I highly recommend these free programs to any PC owner. Well, enough chitter chat, lets get down to business.

Which Anti-Spyware Software do you prefer?

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The List

Ad-Aware Free

Ad-Aware Free is a, you guessed it, free software used to protect your PC from the most malicious of spyware. Ad-Aware is the oldest and most popular among anti-spyware protection. With a whopping user-base of over 20 million and over 1 million registered users , no one can can really argue with statistics. Ad-Aware Free provides great scanning speeds and an excellent malware detection rate. What more can one ask for.

Spy-Bot Search & Destroy

Spy-Bot S&D is another near legend in free spyware removal software. This pprogram is one of my personal favorites due to it's very extensive malware database. This allows it to recognize almost any type of malware and do exactly what it's name states, search and destroy. I highly recommend this free software to novice and experienced users alike.

Advanced Spyware Remover

Advanced Spyware Remover may not be one of the most popular anti-spyware programs, but it is definitely one of the best in my opinion. ASR has one of the best scanners I've come across in terms of speed and decent detection rates. One downside though, is that is produces a lot of false positives so you'll probably want to use it in conjunction with another program such as Spy-Bot S&D. The two of them combined should provide great spyware security for your PC.


While CWShredder is not a complete anti-spyware application, it makes my list today because of it's one specific task. CWShredder was created to do one thing, and that is to find and completely remove a very malicious malware called “coolwebsearch”. CWShredder does what Spy-Bot S&D and Ad-Aware can not, and that is completely destroy all remnants of “coolwebsearch”. Although this will not be your main anti-spyware solution, it is a very good idea to keep this free handy.

Well this concludes my list of free anti-spyware softwares. Please share your thoughts on which anti-spyware softwares you think should have made the list. I hope this helped at least one person. “Dueces”


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      3 years ago

      I'm originally from Dublin, lived in Edinburgh for a while and now find myeslf in the US. Thanks to you site I bought the Direct TV software and now can enjoy TV from the UK that I can't get any other way. Thanks for making it so easy, painless and cheap!

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      3 years ago

      I went to tons of links before this, what was I thkngini?

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      6 years ago

      give in

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      7 years ago from Louisville, Ky


      Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm glad this hub was of some use to you. And yes, Spyware S&D is very good. It's what I use. I've never really used Norton though. I heard both good and bad things about it. But as long as it works for you, thats all that matters. Thanks again for the feedback.

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      7 years ago

      thankyou for this informative information on sypware

      I have been using the search and destroy spyware and Norton.


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