Thankfully, however, there are programs such as Spyhunter 5 that can help you to remove these programs yourself with just a few clicks, saving you the time and cost of bringing your computer to a PC repair shop or technician.
Spyhunter 5 is an anti-spyware software tool developed by Enigma Software Group, and has been around for 10 years. It has some unique features that set it apart from several of the antispyware and antimalware software programs that are on the market. This review will take a look at some of those features and give you an overall idea of what you can expect from this tool.
If you’re interested in downloading or purchasing Spyhunter then I encourage you to use these official links so you can ensure you’re getting the program directly from Enigma Software:
Interface – Spyhunter 5 has a great feature set, starting out with the clean interface that is very easy to navigate no matter how much or how little computer experience you have. The different parts of the program are neatly laid out and the scan results are very easy to read and manage.
Scan – The bulk of the usage of this program lies in the system scan. The software will scan your computer and look for malware, spyware, and adware. You can do a deep scan that scans everything, or you can do a quick scan that just looks at the most common places that malware can hide. The results are then given to you and you can decide to remove all of them or pick and choose which ones you want to get rid of (although I’m not sure why you’d want to save any).
Rootkit Protection – One of the best features that Spyhunter has is the rootkit protection that it offers. Rootkits are essential files in your Windows installation. Some malware can disguise itself as rootkit files, and insert themselves into your core Windows file system. The files are essentially impossible to remove as Windows prevents any changes to the rootkit while it is in operation. Thankfully, Spyhunter has it’s own secure operating system that it can boot into in order to repair this sort of infection. This is a very unique feature and not all spyware software has this.
HelpDesk Support – Another feature that makes Spyhunter 5 stand out is the included HelpDesk support. Should you be unable to fix a malware problem right away, the software will prepare a customized report which it will then send to Enigma Software. Techs will then help to create a customized fix for your own computer. This also helps the entire company’s malware and spyware database remain as up to date as possible as it uses these community supported reports in order to update its spyware definitions database. This feature definitely puts Spyhunter ahead of the game compared to other cheaper or free spyware removal software tools.
DNS Protection / Network Sentry – Another great feature is the fact that Spyhunter 5 will actively protect your computer from software that attempts to change certain settings in Windows such as your DNS settings and internet connection. I run Spyhunter 5 and often get alerts about software that is trying to access the internet or make changes to my computer.
Testing It Out
I have personally used Spyhunter 5 on my own computers in order to remove malware, and it worked very well. I experienced an infection on my desktop computer called Conduit, which was a piece of adware/malware that changed my internet home page and default search, redirected my searches, and changed many settings in my computer. I searched for information on how to remove it manually, and it looked like a six hour project. I installed Spyhunter and ran the scan. It found it immediately, and the entire removal process only took about 5 minutes. All my settings were back to normal and my computer was a s good as new.
Overall the program runs very fast and is easy to use. I’ve never had a problem with it, although sometimes the Spyhunter pop up windows asking you if a certain program can access the internet (such as Adobe Reader) can be somewhat annoying. But that’s more of a “first world” type problem. I’d rather have to close an occasional dialog box here and there than have my whole computer compromised by a malicious malware program.
My overall opinion of Spyhunter is that it’s an excellent program to use in order to protect your computer from malware and spyware. It’s also the best option of you currently have an infection on your computer, which is where 90% of people who are looking to buy Spyhunter actually fall. It worked brilliantly for me in resolving my own infections, and I have heard from countless customers who have used my website to find the software that it has worked extremely well for them also.
I suggest that if you’re unsure, you can still download the program and run the scan to see how it works and whether or not it finds any active infections on your PC.
Please post a comment below if you have used Spyhunter before and how it worked for you!