Anti Spyware Freeware
- Malwarebytes AntiMalware
- Spyware Blaster Free
- Comodo BOClean Free
- AVG LinkScanner
- Spyware Terminator
- Windows Defender
Techopedia explains Anti-Spyware, Anti-spyware software detects spyware through rules-based methods or based on downloaded definition files that identify common spyware programs. Anti-spyware software can be used to find and remove spyware that has already been installed on the user’s computer, or it can act much like an anti-virus program by providing real-time protection and preventing spyware from being downloaded in the first place.
Most modern-day security suites bundle anti-spyware functionality alongside anti-virus protection, personal firewalls, etc.
Anti-spyware software is a type of program designed to prevent and detect unwanted spyware program installations and to remove those programs if installed. Detection may be either rules-based or based on downloaded definition files that identify currently active spyware programs. Anti-spyware products are available from a number of vendors, including Sunbelt Software, TrendMicro and Webroot.
Spyware, as the name suggests, secretly spies on your every move. Although some spyware gathers data for perfectly legitimate purposes, the majority of spyware is malicious. This malware runs in the background, monitoring your activities and collecting information such as your passwords, banking credentials, or credit card details, which are then used by internet fraudsters to commit cybercrime. Like most anti-malware products, you can choose a free anti-spyware solution for your PC or Mac, or upgrade to a paid version.