What makes a great Anti-Spyware solution?
we highlighted the aspects to consider when selecting a program to
protect your system and personal information from spyware, adware and
Help / Support –
- Feature Set – Does the
anti-spyware include tools to enhance the ease of spyware detection and
removal? Does the software offer descriptions of detected spyware so
you can determine whether or not you want to keep each item? Are there
auto-update and auto-scheduling capabilities available to save you time
and keep you up-to-date and protected? Are there "undo" capabilities in
case you accidentally delete something you actually need?
Does the product provide real-time protection from spyware—preventing
its installation instead of just removing it afterward? Is the product
effective at finding and removing the many different types of spyware
and adware? Does the manufacturer keep their product up-to-date with
new spyware definitions?
- Ease of Use –
How easy is the product to use? Can you quickly find the features you
are looking for? Are the descriptions easily understood or do they
assume you know all the appropriate jargon? How quickly does the
software perform the scan?
- Customization – Can
you target select portions of your computer to save on scanning time?
Are there other options available to accommodate different needs, such
as opting out of removal of certain items, or scanning to remove
spyware that alters your Internet settings?
- Ease of Setup / Installation –
Is it easy to download and install the product? Can you get it up and
running without consulting a book or a tech support person?
Is there a Help section installed with the product? Is it easy to find
answers to your questions? Is there someone you can call for support?
How quickly does the support staff respond to your email questions?With
the right solution for removing and detecting spyware in place, you can
keep your privacy protected and your PC running smooth.