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Safer Networking Limited
Rating 5/5 - 8 votes.
February 16, 2017
SpyBot is a powerful application developed to detect and remove spyware threads from user's computers in an effective way, consuming minimal system resources. It is easy to operate; in fact, it can be implemented by regular users without previous knowledge.
An advantage in such applications is the function 'Auto-Update', which checks at regular intervals its virus database definition; in cases, where is detected a newer one, the program proceeds to download it from Safer Networking's data-centers, replacing the current. In addition, this function keeps updated the program with new releases. In short, this upgrade routine works in a fully automated way, with the option to schedule it at the user preferred time, ensuring the program's effectiveness.
The entire application can be operated from the home screen. On the top is placed the status panel, which lists critical information about the application, such as virus definition versions, last update, and protection status. In the home-window is located the main functions, including 'System Scan', 'File Scan', 'System Protection' and 'Help'.
We begin to describe the 'System Scan' function, that performs the in-deep system check, including both memory and files area. The 'File Scan', enables to scan specific files or folders; this option is very useful to verify downloaded files from the Internet. Finally, the 'System Protection', puts the program running in a preventive mode, analyzing incoming files and memory tasks. We note that this last method could reduce the system performance, especially on computers with limited hardware resources.
Regarding to the installation, we must emphasize that Spybot includes an automatic deployment that looks very similar to other antivirus programs. Once the setup file is launched, it will install the software completely; at the first run, SpyBot will start a system check looking for suspicious tasks. At the end of this routine the software will fire its starting virus database update. Once the installation procedure is done the program keeps ready to be used, and the destination computer will be fully protected.
In conclusion, SpyBot is a powerful application to detect and remove spyware threads, consuming minimal system resources. The detailed functions in previous paragraphs enable to our editor's staff rate it as five stars.
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- OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Win7/8, and Win 10.
- Processor: 1GHz Intel/AMD processor or above.
- RAM: 256MB RAM (512MB or above recommended).
- Free Hard Disk: 100MB space for installation.
- Graphics Card: Super VGA (800×600) resolution, 16-bit graphics card or higher.