What is SpyHunter & How Does it Work? SpyHunter Screenshots
SpyHunter is a Windows application designed to scan for, identify, remove and block malware, potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) and other objects. SpyHunter is specially designed to adapt and update as malware continues to evolve and become more sophisticated to evade detection by anti-malware/anti-virus programs. SpyHunter has been developed and engineered with precision programming to provide sophisticated online protection and security, while still offering a user-friendly interface to bring added simplicity to your digital life.
SpyHunter's advanced proprietary anti-malware engine is designed to protect your system against the latest malware threats. SpyHunter's remediation capabilities can remove trojans, ransomware, worms, viruses, rootkits, adware, potentially unwanted programs, and other objects. SpyHunter also features a scan made to help you identify programs on your system that may contain reported vulnerabilities. SpyHunter also detects and can remove Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) – programs a user may perceive as unwanted.
SpyHunter's advanced scanning architecture features a robust multi-layer system scanner designed to detect new threats. SpyHunter offers a variety of options to customize scans. Our front-end detection engine incorporates cloud-based capabilities to offer high-level detection and protection. SpyHunter users can expect great performance, advanced heuristic detection methods, and system efficiency. Users can opt to manually focus scans on specific folders or drives, you can also view logs of previous scans, manage quarantined objects, and select objects to exclude from future SpyHunter scans. Our multi-layered scanning process can separate and distinguish between vulnerabilities, privacy issues, unknown objects, potentially unwanted programs and malware, to allow users to take appropriate action, based on personal preferences.
SpyHunter takes proactive steps to thwart newly discovered threats. SpyHunter's real-time malware blockers aim to prevent malware and other potentially unwanted programs from installing or executing.
SpyHunter has the ability to detect and remove the most aggressive threats, including rootkits, which use exploits and undocumented tricks to secretly install ransomware, rogueware, trojans, keyloggers and other security threats. SpyHunter's low-level optimized system guards are designed to prevent the execution of malware and other potentially unwanted objects.
Advanced persistent threats, including many rootkits, often use file hiding and encryption techniques to attempt to avoid detection by security software. SpyHunter's heuristic detection capabilities aim to unmask these deceptive practices and attempt to identify zero-day threats.
In many cases, malware objects may be locked by the Windows operating system and can be difficult to remove or quarantine. SpyHunter employs a specialized process to boot the system into a customized environment that runs beneath Windows and allows SpyHunter to remediate malware at the lower levels of the system.
Web browser applications often utilize cookies to customize the user experience. In some cases, cookies may be used for overly extensive tracking purposes. Cookies may also represent privacy concerns since they store information about your web browsing habits or history. SpyHunter can scan for cookies identified by EnigmaSoft as representing potential privacy issues.
What Happens If SpyHunter Cannot Remove a Detected Object?
If SpyHunter is not able to automatically remove a malware object, our customer support system, included with the Spyware HelpDesk, is here to assist users of paid and/or promotional versions of SpyHunter. The Spyware HelpDesk offers subscribers direct access to our technical support team to help with common questions as well as deliver custom fixes to specific malware problems that may be unique to your computer. The Spyware HelpDesk has been designed to provide subscribers with a greater level of usability to make the support process more intuitive. In cases of a persistent threat that cannot be readily resolved, our technical support team can leverage the Spyware HelpDesk to generate a custom fix for that specific scenario. Our technical support team will continue to work one-on-one until issues are resolved.
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Certifications & Independent Test Reports
SpyHunter 5 has been independently tested and received the certification(s) and/or test result(s) set forth below.
SpyHunter 4 by Enigma Software Group USA, LLC had been independently tested and received the certification(s) and/or test result(s) set forth below.
How Can SpyHunter 5 Benefit You?
SpyHunter delivers powerful malware remediation functionality, advanced anti-rootkit technology, customized malware fixes, 24/7 technical support and other key features.
Malware Detection & Removal
Detect and remove spyware, rootkits, ransomware, viruses, browser hijackers, adware, keyloggers, trojans, worms and other types of malware.
Detection & Removal of Potentially Unwanted Programs & Privacy Issues
Detect and remove greyware, potentially unwanted programs, unwanted software, certain tracking cookies, and other nuisances. Users have the option to individually exclude these programs, if they wish.
Advanced System Guard
SpyHunter 5's powerful blocking technology helps protect your PC against malware attacks, threats and other objects.
Advanced Removal Capabilities
SpyHunter's advanced removal mechanism utilizes a customized low-level OS that operates beneath Windows to effectively remove rootkits and other stubborn malware infections.
The exclusions feature allows you to exclude certain programs from being detected in future SpyHunter scans.
24/7 Customer Support
SpyHunter 5 includes the Spyware Helpdesk, an interactive one-on-one customer support solution for users of paid and/or promotional versions of SpyHunter 5. The Spyware HelpDesk is designed to handle any issues that SpyHunter 5 is not able to automatically resolve.
Regular Malware Definition Updates
SpyHunter regularly updates its malware definition database to detect and remove current malware threats.
SpyHunter offers a simple, easy to use, feature-packed interface.
Custom Malware Fixes
Through SpyHunter's Spyware HelpDesk, our support team can create and deliver custom malware fixes specific to unique malware problems. The Spyware HelpDesk can create a diagnostic report to be analyzed by our technicians, who can then create and deliver a custom fix that can be executed by SpyHunter.
SpyHunter has been carefully designed from the ground up to be powerful enough for the most demanding technical professional, yet simple enough for a first-time computer user to utilize safely and effectively. In just a few clicks, SpyHunter's advanced scanner will scan your computers memory, registry, cookies, and files. SpyHunter can detect malware, ransomware, keyloggers, trojans, viruses, spyware, rootkits, greyware, adware, potentially unwanted programs, vulnerabilities, privacy issues (e.g., cookies), and unknown objects.
SpyHunter's Spyware HelpDesk has been designed to provide an effective user-friendly interface for users of paid and/or promotional versions of SpyHunter 5 to contact our technical support department 24/7 to get help with malware-related issues. The Spyware HelpDesk incorporates support ticket submission and focused diagnostic reports to help our technicians provide custom fixes for unique issue(s). The Spyware HelpDesk allows SpyHunter 5 to apply individualized custom fixes created by our technicians.
We encourage users of paid and/or promotional versions of SpyHunter 5 who experience any issues with SpyHunter, or have any questions, comments or suggestions related to SpyHunter to contact our support team via the Spyware HelpDesk.
SpyHunter offers control over a variety of Network settings via the Settings panel area. These settings aim to help prevent malicious objects from modifying and disrupting your Internet connection. SpyHunter's Network settings include HOSTS file protection, as well as the ability to protect Windows system files from unauthorized modifications.
SpyHunter also has the ability to monitor your DNS settings and notify you if an unsolicited modification takes place. This helps to prevent dangerous Trojan and malware authors from redirecting you to a phishing or malware website.
SpyHunter's scan schedule can be set up and easily configured through the Scheduling area in the Settings panel. The advanced Scheduling 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 Scheduling option allows you to schedule scans to run at daily, weekly and monthly intervals. Please note that your computer must be powered on for the scan to run.
SpyHunter allows users to customize their scans for Memory, Registry, Cookies and Rootkits. SpyHunter also includes a vulnerability scan to help identify reported vulnerabilities.
When you remove a detected object with SpyHunter, it is encrypted and securely stored in the Quarantine area of SpyHunter. This gives the user the ability to restore objects from Quarantine if desired after the removal process.
SpyHunter's Exclusions feature allows users to select objects to exclude from detection in future SpyHunter system scans.
SpyHunter System Requirements/Version Information
EXE (Standalone) System
Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft® Windows® XP (32-bit) Home/Professional/Tablet PC/Media Center (32-bit) with Service Pack 3 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, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 Pro (32-bit and 64-bit)
Microsoft® Windows® 10 Home/Professional/Enterprise/Education (32-bit and 64-bit)
Minimum Hardware Requirements
1 GHz CPU or faster
1 GB of RAM or more
200 MB of available hard disk space or more