Top 10 Tips While Downloading An Anti Spyware Software

By: Cher K Markov
Every one of us is aware of the fact that over 90 percent of consumer PCs are infected with spyware. So it is necessary to have an anti spyware software so that we could fight against the evils of the spyware attack.Once you are ready to buy an anti spyware, there are many questions that pop up in our mind ranging from what, where, how related to anti spyware software. Every PC user should make a list of points before buying the anti spyware program. The following tips are to be considered while buying the anti spyware software:1. Spyware Detection:This is the most important feature to be considered during the selection of an anti spyware software. One can aptly say that detection methods are the key quality indicators of the anti spyware program. The good news is that many of the anti spyware software developers are keen in supporting the drive scan, memory scans, and registry scans which will completely detect the spyware. 2. Quarantine & Recovery System:It is good to have an anti spyware which has both quarantine and recovery system.

A delete-on-reboot system for files that refuse to be get deleted during runtime could be an added advantage.3. Adware, Spyware, Dialer, and Web Bug Scan:The ideal anti spyware should scan your PC for different Spyware, Adware, Dialers, and Web Bug traces. It should identify the latest threats to your privacy.4. PC Immunization:The anti spyware software should prevent malicious components from ever adding themselves to your computer. It should immunize your PC and simply block the malicious programs in the future.5. Configure Browser and PC Shields: The anti spyware should configure various browser shields to further protect your computer when online. Moreover it should check the Protect IE Favorites box to ensure that no website can add their URL to your browser's 'Favorite List'. It should block dangerous ActiveX controls by setting ActiveX kill bits for known spyware.6. Scheduler Option:The scheduler option will be very helpful if you forget to scan manually so that it will check the possible adware / spyware infiltrations automatically.7. Provision Of Free SCAN:The ideal anti spyware software should provide a free scan so that it discloses the severity of the spyware even before it is bought. Please be cautious about the false positive scan results.8. One Time Cost: All most all anti spyware softwares charge a one-off purchase cost plus regular subscription renewal costs. So every year the average cost of a decent anti spyware software is around $30-$40. Instead of those recurring chargesScience Articles, I’m of the opinion that purchasing an anti spyware software which charges a one time fee and offering life time FREE upgrades will be the best option. 9. Excellent Customer Support:The anti spyware software vendor should provide technical assistance round the clock 365 days. 10. Get From Reliable Source:Download the anti spyware software only from the reliable source so that you do not fall prey for the spyware again.

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