I hate both spywares and most of the anti spyware softwares out there. I hate them more than you do, and I always have. If you give me a few seconds I will tell you why I also hate some anti spyware softwares but first, let us start with how I got here, and why I'm writing this.
This blog might be a quite long one, but it is equally interesting. My main purpose of writing it is to share the experiences I had with several antispyware softwares as a computer technician and I believe it will go a long way in helping you to choose the right antispyware software for your computer. Read on..
The last spyware problem I personally encountered in my computer was about four months ago now, I was browsing the web when I got this nasty spyware on my computer. All I was doing then was simply surfing the internet, I didn’t even download anything.
As for me, I’m no computer dummy. I’ve been surfing the net since 1993 when the first real browser, Mosaic, was released.
I have been a certified Comp TIA computer technician since 2006,
The proofs below:
Even though my friends and customers all consider me a computer expert, the one thing I really dread most is Spyware and that's not all, the most annoying part of it all lies with majority of the anti spyware authors and publishing Companies.
The problem with these companies is that they intentionally publish and sell anti spyware softwares that will at best only remove 70% of your spyware, hopeful that you will come back for a second one. So you’re stuck shelling out at least $80 for two pieces of anti spyware softwares that still haven’t solved your spyware problem. Even worse are the anti spyware software programs that gives false scan results.
What is a false scan result?
It’s when an anti spyware software program scans your computer and says you have spyware when in fact you don’t.
Many companies and anti spyware authors have been sued by the Federal Trade Commission and received multi million dollar fines for misleading consumers. Just back in January the FTC settled a $2 million fine against an anti spyware software company for misleading consumers into thinking they have spywares on their computer when they didn’t. That company was later banned from ever selling any anti spyware software related product again.
The thing is that the authors behind these useless anti spyware softwares knows exactly how to get their preys.
Imagine visiting a site to purchase an anti spyware software and on getting there you saw a site with professionalism at its peak, testimonies from previous users and wow a money back guarantee? you'll simply just buy it!, then later you will discover it was not the type of anti spyware you needed at all, you become angry at once but quickly remembered the money back guarantee, now you are relieved, the next thing you will do is to instantly return to the site where you purchased the anti spyware software to get your money back. On getting to the site, your relief will even get better because nothing has changed but this time, you are no longer carried away by the beauty and flashy features of the site, now you'll start seeing what you failed to see earlier for example: people's sweet testimonies about the anti spyware software when in fact,there is nowhere in the site that asks users to write a comment about their experience with the anti spyware software. And, a money back guarantee without a procedure that show you how to get your money back. You will no longer need to contact the company before you know that the money back guarantee you saw was actually a No Money Back Guarantee.
So there are lot of scams to be found both in Spywares and the anti spyware Programs to remove it.
That’s why I hate anti spyware Softwares. Most of them are rip offs.
After wasting several hours online, searching for a solution to remove the spyware that was slowing down my computer and causing popups all over my computer screen I found a post in a forum about Spyware Doctor anti spyware software.
What first stuck out to me was the inscription:
At first, this made me laugh a little bit but I decided to read on, after all I just spent several hours researching my problem and I couldn’t find any other company that makes this guarantee.
Spyware Doctor anti spyware software won the 2008 Tucow's 5 cows award and is a member of the Better Business Bureau.
Immediately i realized this was one of the few credible anti spyware software programs because out of the thousands of anti spyware software programs for sale, only about 3 or so have won the tucow's 5 cows award for credibility.
If you’ve never heard of Tucows before, they are an independent software rating company with millions of visitors to their site. They are to software Authors what the Oscars are to movies Or the Grammy’s are to musicians.
Then I read Spyware Doctor collects its database of spywares and other harmful threats such as viruses and trojans from a robot. Which was even more exciting because in my extensive research there are only 2 other anti spyware software companies that employ a robot to collect definitions for them.
What the robot does is surf the internet 24/7 downloading Spywares and analyzing it to be added to the Company's database of known spyware. Spywares has to be in the database of an anti spyware software company in order for the anti spyware to know that it is a Spyware and be able to detect and remove it if it run a scan on your computer.
The robot is much more efficient and error free in it’s calculations. This means a much larger database of known Spywares resulting to improved Spyware scan, detection and removal.
After finding out Spyware Doctor anti spyware software has won 56 five star awards from other reknowned independent software review sites including Brothersoft and Cnet, I decided to buy it. I thought maybe it would cost more than some of the other anti spyware software programs that can also detect and remove viruses but actually, it doesn’t.
I downloaded Spyware Doctor on my Computer after buying it, ran a scan and removed the Spyware found within fifteen minutes. This was easy enough because the whole process was designed for a typical novice combined with its fast scan runtime speed.
What was interesting to me was that Spyware Doctor picked up on a Spyware program and a Trojan horse that the other anti spyware software programs i've been running could not catch. First I thought maybe it was a false scan result or maybe it was fixed into the Spyware Doctor anti spyware software by its authors but after investigating it, I found it had really been existing on my Computer and it had been there since the past 6 days.
Trojan horses are the most harmful category of spywares because apart from the fact that they are harmful to a computer, they usually steal things like passwords and any secret login transaction you perfom with your Computer. So when you login to your bank account, perform a Credit Card transaction or any other thing that has to do with logging(signing) in, the Trojan horse will collect your username and password and send it to whoever created the Trojan horse so they can steal your bank account details. Trojan horses account for majority of identity theft, Bank account and Credit Card hacks, but I was lucky not to have been a victim.
Ok, so now I’m wondering if this whole process was a waste of time or not. So I go back on the internet to see what happens.
My internet connection was faster and all my popups were gone. So in just a little over fifteen minutes, my computer was spyware free and back to normal.
Spyware Doctor anti spyware/anti virus software also has an exclusive non obstructive Spyguard technology which prevents any further Malicious software from getting on your Computer and unlike most other anti spyware software that uses up more than 50MB of a computer's Random Access Memory(RAM) while running thereby slowing down the computer, Spyware Doctor uses a maximum RAM which is around 6mb while running a scan and 2mb while its spyware shield is running. This is great especially for people whose computer has a very low RAM memory.
Another interesting fact about Spyware Doctor anti spyware software is that unlike most other anti spyware softwares that charges close to $30 or sometimes more(an example is Spyzooka anti spyware) for you to upgrade your copy to a newer version,it is completely free for you to upgrade your copy of Spyware Doctor to a newer version whenever a newer version of it is out but provided that you have purchased your copy directly from their marketer, Digital River Regnow because other marketers would have rebranded and modified the default upgrade link inputed by the authors so that you will be taken to a page where you will be asked to pay whenever you click on the upgrade link that appears in the upgrade notification icon.
Another interesting aspect of Spyware Doctor anti spyware software is the free, unlimited, customer support the company provides through e-mail, live chat or even toll-free calls. This is top of the line customer support. Compare it to many other programs and you'll see this company has superior customer service care even though you might probably never contact them.
My search for a reliable anti spyware software from amongst the thousands of anti spyware softwares out there that I can work with and most especially prescribe to my friends, neighbours and customers each time they come to me because of a spyware problem, have made me come across several fraudulent and useless anti spyware softwares and some few good ones also, those are Spyzooka, Spyware Cleaner 2009 and Imvajra anti spyware software and also some not too reliable ones which are Norton and McAfee but none really impressed me the way my Spyware Doctor is doing.
Now I'm satisfied that I finally found an anti spyware program that I use and whole heartedly recommend without doubt to my friends, neighbors and customers each time they ask me which anti spyware or anti virus program to use.
Spyware Doctor anti spyware software detects and removes both spywares and viruses from a computer so you wont need to spend extra cash in purchasing an extra anti virus program.
Frankly speaking, Spyware Doctor is a must have for each and everyone of us who needs privacy and conveniency on his/her computer while surfing the web.
I hope Spyware Doctor will make your internet surfing and computer usage a more pleasurable and safer experience as it’s doing for me.
Freely download the current up to date trial version of Spyware Doctor(SD6.0) from RegNow by using the download link below and scan your computer with it to see if your computer is infected with a spyware or virus. It is this same download link you will find at RegNow.
Your download will start immediately you click on it.
Edward Lathrop (Please feel free to email me on this email address firstname.lastname@example.org for any question you might have and I will try my best to reply you)
I've been a software programmer since 1995 though I actually became a professional in 2006. I consider myself a Delphi expert. The last couple of years, I started focusing on security related software especially anti spyware and anti virus softwares. The goal I have with my blog is to help educate others about the anti spyware and anti virus fields and I hope people like you will appreciate my efforts.
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