Sunbelt CounterSpy Review

By: Joel Smith

You can't afford to be without the protection provided by CounterSpy. Spyware is a scourge on the Internet. If you get an infestation of spyware on your computer, it can slow down everything, hijack your browser, and pop up advertisements all over your screen. At its worst, spyware can completely ruin your Internet browsing experience and even lock your computer so it will not even boot up. The problem is becoming huge and pervasive, and computer users around the world are reaching for anti-spyware software to try to solve this persistent problem. You need to protect yourself.

Check out Sunbelt CounterSpy AntiSpyware by Sunbelt Software for quick, easy to manage protection. The problem spyware and Internet piracy will continue to get worse. You need to protect yourself because greed is running rampant on today's Internet.

The Internet is now an environment where you can get monetary credit for each time someone clicks on an advertisement. Using these features, some unscrupulous characters are tempted to hijack someone's browser and harvest all those click numbers for themselves. That's why spyware was invented and is virtually everywhere in the form of malware, browser hijackers, surveillance programs, and other virulent programs. The inventors of these malicious programs are breathing down your neck, doing their best to steal your data.

CounterSpy is one of the newest releases of software specially designed to hunt down and kill these scoundrels. CounterSpy runs in Windows only and requires a $20 a year subscription.
Sunbelt Software, the authors of CounterSpy. Their software takes a unique angle at solving this perplexing dilemma.

When you install CounterSpy you're provided a number of choices to help protect your computer from unwanted intruders.

First the software can be set to update itself because spyware is being regurgitated so fast that its opponents such as CounterSpy are updating spyware definitions on a frequent basis. CounterSpy asks if you would prefer for it to actively protect you from spyware. Next, it asks if you would like to join a network of other spyware opponents wherein the computer invaders you encounter will be reported to the rest of the group. This is a network where users band together against the sophisticated thieves that invade and compromise the integrity and privacy of information on your personal computer.

CounterSpy Features:

&bull CD-ROM included
&bull Detects and eliminates hidden spyware threats like keyboard loggers, spyware, adware and other malware.
&bull Real-time monitoring reduces the chance of spyware threats before they cause damage.
&bull Automatic updates of your software
&bull Extra tools such as a security checkup to look for certain types of security holes and a history cleaner to remove traces of your online activity
CounterSpy has the following requirements:

&bull Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
&bull At least an IBM Compatible 300MHZ Computer with at least 64MB of RAM
&bull Windows 98SE/ME/2000/SP2+/NT4 SP 6a/ and Windows XP
&bull Installation of CounterSpy is not supported on Windows 95 or 98, Macintosh or Linux computers
&bull At least 24MB of available free space on your hard drive
&bull 2x CDROM if you are having the CD shipped to you (not necessary for online download option.)
&bull Internet access with at least 28.8Kbps connection if you plan on participating in

ThreatNet. CounterSpy offers excellent, easy to navigate protection for a mere $20 per month. It is without a doubt one of the best values in PC protection currently available.

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