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SpyHunter is a powerful, real-time anti-spyware application certified by West Coast Labs’ Checkmark Certification System and designed to assist the average computer user in protecting their PC from malicious threats. SpyHunter is automatically configured to give you optimal protection with limited interaction, so all you need to do is install it for immediate and ongoing protection.

As malware continues to evolve and become more sophisticated to avoid detection by anti-spyware/anti-virus programs, SpyHunter responds with advanced technology to stay one step ahead of today’s malware threats. SpyHunter offers additional customization capabilities to ensure every user is able to custom tailor SpyHunter to fit their specific needs.

SpyHunter has the ability to detect and remove rootkits, which are used to stealth install rogue anti-spyware programs and other trojans.

Rootkits use hidden and encrypted files and folders to avoid detection by traditional security software. SpyHunter’s newly integrated advanced rootkit detection technology allows it to perform an instant rootkit scan and promptly display a message upon detection. SpyHunter will then ask the user to reboot the computer and will remove the rootkit during the reboot process.

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SpyHunter is certified by the West Coast Labs Checkmark Certification program, a highly regarded independent security and product testing service.

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In order to remove rootkits completely, Windows must be stopped upon boot because rootkits utilize other files that load and run with Windows. Therefore, to prevent rootkits from regenerating on a user’s computer, we’ve added a Compact OS into SpyHunter that allows your system to be booted without Windows so that the rootkit may be removed from your computer.

If SpyHunter is not able to automatically remove a malware object, the Spyware HelpDesk, an interactive feature integrated into SpyHunter, allows our technicians to remotely analyze your machine and directly deliver a custom fix to specific malware problems that may be unique to your computer.

How Can SpyHunter Benefit You?

SpyHunter delivers intuitive real-time protection, powerful anti-rootkit technology, tailor-made malware fixes, live technical support and other key features.

  • Malware Protection

    Detect, remove and block spyware, rootkits, adware, keyloggers, cookies, trojans, worms and other types of malware.
  • Compact OS

    The integrated SpyHunter Compact OS aids in the removal of rootkits and other stubborn malware infections.
  • System Guards

    System Guards will identify and stop any processes that attempt to secretly auto-start malware entries by exploiting the Windows registry.
  • Exclusions

    The exclusions feature allows you to exclude certain programs from being detected in future SpyHunter scans.
  • One-On-One Customer Support

    SpyHunter includes the Spyware Helpdesk: an interactive one-on-one customer support solution designed to handle any issues that SpyHunter is not able to automatically solve.
  • Latest Malware Definition Updates

    Daily malware definition updates ensure complete protection from the latest malware threats.
  • User-Friendly Interface

    Easy to use interface with intelligent automatic protection.
  • Custom Malware Fixes

    Custom malware fixes specific to your computer’s spyware problems. SpyHunter’s Spyware HelpDesk creates a diagnostic report that is analyzed by our technicians, and an automated custom fix generated from the report is sent back to you via SpyHunter.

SpyHunter Key Features

  • SpyHunter Scanner

     

    SpyHunter has been carefully engineered to be powerful and complete enough for the most demanding technical professional, yet simple enough for a first-time computer user to utilize safely and effectively. With just a simple click, SpyHunter Scanner will scan your computer’s memory, registry, cookies, and files. Items found to be infected will then be listed for you.

    To find out more information about a specific object, merely select it. When you are ready to remove any infected files, all you have to do is check the box next to the item and hit the “Start Remove” button. All objects that you remove are then placed in SpyHunter’s quarantine area. Simple as that!

  • Spyware HelpDesk

     

    New to SpyHunter, is the Spyware HelpDesk, a unique and highly effective interface through which you can contact our support department to solve any malware related issues for absolutely free! The Spyware HelpDesk consists of two separate sub-systems: the SpyHunter Support Ticket System, and the Custom Fix System.

    If you experience any issues with SpyHunter whatsoever, or have any questions, comments or suggestions related to SpyHunter, we strongly encourage you to utilize the SpyHunter Support Ticket System. If SpyHunter is unable to remove an infection from your computer, our technical support department will be happy to generate a customized fix for you, which through SpyHunter you can execute to eradicate any infections lurking on your system. Please note, however, that these services are only available with the FULL version of SpyHunter.

  • System Guards

     

    SpyHunter features an improved System Guards feature that integrates several proactive protection elements into one integrated panel. SpyHunter’s new System Guards automatically blocks malicious process from executing and running on your system. System Guards incorporates guards against Active X control, Registry protection and Process control. Each of these built-in functions provides computer users with automated parasite blocking capabilities.

    The System Guards Process feature is designed to give you complete control over which processes are authorized to run on your system and allow you to identify and stop malicious processes before they are executed. Using System Guard, you are able to allow certain processes to run, while blocking those do might feel are malicious or unnecessary. A list of processes is available to you to edit as you see fit.

  • Network Sentry

     

    SpyHunter’s Network Sentry is included within the Settings panel area. The Network Sentry is designed to give you complete control over your system networking settings, and to prevent malicious objects from modifying and disrupting your Internet connection. In addition to HOSTS file protection, SpyHunter also offers an option to protect other Windows system files from unauthorized modifications.

    SpyHunter also contains advanced functionality designed to prevent malware from hijacking your desired Internet Explorer homepage. Lastly, SpyHunter has the ability to monitor your DNS servers and notify you if an unsolicited modification takes place. This prevents tricky Trojan and malware organizations from redirecting you to a phishing or malware site.

  • Scan Scheduler

     

    SpyHunter’s Scan Scheduler can be setup and easily configured through the Scan Scheduler area under the Settings panel. The advanced Scan Scheduler feature allows you to run a complete SpyHunter scan at a pre-set time, even if you are away from your computer. Easy to access and use, the Scan Scheduler allows you to pre-set the scan time at daily, weekly and monthly intervals.

    If you opt for the daily scan, you can choose to run the scan every day, every other day, every weekday, or at any interval of days that you choose. If you choose the weekly scan, you will be able to select the day of the week that your scan will be scheduled for, and for the monthly scan, select the day of the month that your scan will be scheduled for. Please note that your computer must be powered on at the time that your scan is scheduled to run. If the computer is not turned on, the scan cannot execute!

  • Custom Scan

     

    SpyHunter includes a new feature called Custom Scan. Custom Scan allows you to save time by limiting your scan to specific sections of your computer. With SpyHunters Custom Scan, you will be able to select the following scan types: Memory, Registry, Cookies, Files or Rootkits.

    A Custom Scan may only take a fraction of the time that a Full Scan would require. Even though a Custom Scan may not catch some residuals, it is an excellent choice for occasional system scans when you are trying to save time.

  • Backup

     

    Included as part of SpyHunter’s new scan functions, is an easy and convenient Backup feature that allows you to restore backed up objects using the rollback feature. In the event that an object is removed by SpyHunter, you can choose to restore the object using the built-in rollback feature. The selected object will be restored to its original location as if it were never removed by SpyHunter.

  • Exclusions

     

    New to SpyHunter is an Exclusions Panel. The Exclusions feature in SpyHunter allows you to select objects that you wish to exclude from detection in future SpyHunter system scans. In some cases, SpyHunter may detect programs that you do not desire to remove. In this case, the exclusions panel will allow you to exclude individual programs from being identified. Once selected, the programs selected in the exclusions list will not be included or detected in any future scan processes.

    When you are ready to add an item to the Exclusions list, it is very easy to do, simply right-click on a detected item in the SpyHunter Scanner results and select “Add to Exclusions”. Removal of an item in the exclusions list is just as easy, simply select the checkbox next to the item that you wish to remove and then click the “Remove” button.

  • General Settings

     

    SpyHunter’s new Settings panel was designed with you in mind. The General Settings panel offers several ways to customize the operation of SpyHunter for a more personalized experience, as well as giving you activation instructions in order to register for the full version of SpyHunter. Along with this, the following General Settings can be modified through the Options panel:

    Automatically check for updates – SpyHunter will automatically contact the Enigma Software Group servers to check for the availability of new program and definitions updates each time it starts.

    Automatically download and install definition updates – SpyHunter will automatically download and install any available definition file updates.

    Start SpyHunter Security Suite on Boot – SpyHunter will be configured to load automatically each time you boot your computer.

    Start SpyHunter Scan on Boot – SpyHunter will automatically start and begin scanning your machine each time you boot your computer.

    Minimize Security Suite on startup – SpyHunter will start minimized, visible only as a taskbar icon. SpyHunter’s real-time protection features will still operate at full capacity.

    Prompt if any important windows components are disabled – SpyHunter will monitor your Windows settings and prompt you if a process attempts to disable the task manager or other important Windows components.

    Prompt if web content is used on desktop – SpyHunter will monitor Windows settings and prompt you if active web content is being used on your desktop.

SpyHunter Full Version Information

Version

4.6.1.3664

File size

26527 KB

File Format

EXE (Standalone) System

Operating Systems Supported

Microsoft® Windows® XP (32-bit) Home/Professional/Tablet PC/Media Center (32-bit) with Service Pack 2 or later
Microsoft Windows Vista® (32-bit and 64-bit) Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Ultimate
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate
Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro (32-bit and 64-bit)

Minimum Hardware Requirements

300 MHz or higher for Microsoft Windows XP, 1 GHz or higher for Microsoft Windows Vista/Microsoft Windows 7/Microsoft Windows 8
256 MB of RAM
75 MB of available hard disk space

Web Browser Requirements

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later