There’s no shortage of anti-spyware software on the internet, but how many of them can claim to be super, let alone SUPER?
SUPERAntiSpyware has been protecting PCs for over a decade now, and while it’s no replacement for anti-virus software – it’s designed to complement your existing anti-virus app, not replace it – it’s very good at busting some of the beasties that the internet likes to sneak onto your PC.
SUPERAntiSpyware is also straightforward, uncluttered and doesn’t try to pretend it’s the war room during a nuclear conflict, which is how some security software comes across.
Why you need it
Because some websites and downloads are sneaky, and put things you don’t want on your PC. SUPERAntiSpyware can detect spyware, adware, malware, trojans, dialers, worms, keyloggers and hijackers, and show them the door.
All that’s missing from the free edition is a real-time scanner, so you need to remember to start the scan yourself – ideally before your PC screen is covered in pop-ups and transferring your online banking details to some giggling teenager.
It’s fast, effective, free and does exactly what it says on the tin. Or it would, if it came in a tin. It’s super.
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