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Friday, December 16, 2005

The Weekly Download: Spyware Doctor

This weeks great (and free) download is Spyware Doctor from PC Tools.

If you have noticed your computer running slower than usual, or are experiencing unusual pop-ups, you may have spyware.

Spyware is basically software hidden in free downloads (games, programs, etc.)and gathers information usually for advertising purposes.

Spyware Doctor can help. Spyware Doctor basically scans your computer for things such as Spyware, Adware, Trojan viruses, Keyloggers, and more.

PC Tools has won many awards for their creation of Spyware Doctor and the program has been downloaded over 30 million times.

With the free version, you can choose to do a full system scan, a quick scan or a custom scan.

I would recommend that you do a full system scan (registry & file system) at least once a week, especially if you download a lot.

Spyware Doctor searches quickly with its Intelli-signatures technology.

Another cool feature is that it can block custom made key-loggers in real time with Keylogger Gaurd (Patent pending).

Normally that would take weeks before it anti-spyware programs would be able to detect it.

If you buy a license from PC Tools you can get added protection with OnGaurd Protection.

Added is a browser monitor, a cookie monitor, an immunizer, a pop-up blocker, and a scheduler.

What I especially love, is that as its scanning you can minimize the program in the system tray so that your task bar is free for other programs.

I would highly recommend Spyware Doctor (as I myself own a copy) especially if you have spyware problems on your computer.

To find more information please go to

Tech Guru Gives Spyware Doctor 4.5 out of 5

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  • Welcome to pointless tech blog #23,412,814.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:47 AM  

  • Hi,

    This is not a pointless blog. Many people value the technological information that is contained in this blog.

    Tech Guru takes a lot of hard work to run. You clearly do not have any experience in blogging.

    I suggest that before you make selfish comments, that you try to set up a blog and get 150 page loads per day with a 5PR in 3 months.

    By Blogger Tech Guru, at 9:43 AM  

  • tech guru,

    while you are correct Spyware Doctor is free to download, the trial version only scans your PC. Any problems found will not be repaired unless you buy the full version. Your post is somewhat misleading in it's content. I do use spyware doctor and it is a fine product but the trial version is quite limited in that respect.

    By Blogger Bob, at 4:09 PM  

  • If you're fooled by catchy made up terms like "Intelli-signatures" then a piece of crap program like this IS for you. Anyone who knows better wouldn't install Spyware Doctor if someone paid them. 4.5 out of 5 stars? For what? Heck if you don't pay for it you get NOTHING.

    This program does nothing that LavaSoft's Ad-Aware can't... plus Ad-Aware actually works, instead of just trying to sound cool. I would do yourself a favor and take a pass on this turd of a Spyware program.

    By Blogger hehmaster23, at 7:41 PM  

  • Well I actually own Spyware Doctor and my problems are fixed (I too own the free version).

    Some features are disabled, but all syware IS fixed.

    Secondly, I too use Ad-Aware. However, I have scanned my PC with Ad-Aware and Spyware Doctor at the same.

    While Ad-Aware may find the majority of spyware, Spyware Doctor found other things that Ad-Aware did not.

    Tech Guru

    By Blogger Tech Guru, at 7:33 AM  

  • I'll put Ad-Aware's 85-90% catch rate up against Spyware Doctor's 35-40% catch rate. (this was verified by 8 different 3rd party security teams in 4 different countries) Sorry man but catchy made up terms doesn't equate to real world performance.

    You'll give just about anything 4.5 stars. I would say your site is as informative as a wet fart.

    By Blogger hehmaster23, at 8:51 AM  

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