SpyHunter features, pros & cons
- PUA blocking
- Autorun scan
- A variety of options to customize scans
- Real-time protection
- Flexible settings, scheduler, exclusions
- No free version
- No integration into context menu
- Quite costly - $39.99 per 6 months use
SpyHunter reviews 10Write a Review
I use it for years and Have not been sorry for my choice. The program provides all kinds of protection, I need. It protected me against cyber threats many times. Formerly, there was a widespread virus that changed the HOST file. So every time I launched my browser I got an advertising page. Spy Hunter developers have taken care of it and have created the file monitoring function to respond quickly to any changes. The interface is simple but quite understandable.
- A powerful search engine.
- A very long scanning, about 20 minutes.
it is a trustworthy program. I
I very like Spyhunter and think it is a trustworthy program. If it would not, I would have never used it for many years. And it is sad that so many people call this spyware because it is not. It is effective software and has very good features (as the magnitude of the viruses). The people think such because the company is lesser-known. I use it as scanner (free version allows this) and manual cleaning (with ADWcleaner) through the registry. There were often situations when only Spyhunter could help me: some viruses in my browser, once with the trojan. It can find a lot of suspicious files, but you have to understand that they are not all viruses or malware. There are "potentially unwanted" or with low magnitude. And program is unsure of them, so user has to decide about actions.
- An effective software
- Has very good features
- Free (scanner and manual cleanig);
I am satisfied with it
I constantly use Spyhunter for several years. I am satisfied with it, even more than satisfied. I very like its performance. I use paid version and I do not regret the given money. Several years ago Spyhunter and Malwarebytes provide very similar protection, there was no leader But now, after these years, Spyhunter did a big step (or even a leap) forward. On this day, it is better than Malwarebytes, Because Spyhunter finds tracking spyware that often Malwarebytes can miss.
- Great progress in recent years.
- For this momen - no.
It suggests the worst detection.
This product is really stupid. It provides the worst detection. At least, I have never seen worst. And for this service, they want 30$ per 6 months?? For such quality? I pass it! There are many free products that are much better. For example, Malwarebytes. It suggests a free malware scanner.
- Too expansively
- Shoddy scanner
I can not uninstall it!
I have one word to describe it - nightmare. I didn`t install it and do not want to have it on my computer. It automatically installed itself when I clicked the advertising. I believe that is ransomware. I cannot uninstall it. I made the removal procedure, but it is still here. I think that a good company should not automatically download and install their products. Installation without a permit if I accidentally click on an ad, does not mean that I want to install it ... I can remove it from the control panel. How can I get rid of it ??
- Install itself without my permitions
- I can not uninstall this program.
Spyhanter is not for a stupid human.
In my opinion, this software is not for a stupid human. I have only positive experience from it. I first installed it a few years ago. I can honestly say that it has a very powerful scan engine: it found the threats that other antimalware could not. I never paid money for it. I do not use it constantly, because I do not need this. I install it periodically, scan the system, remove suspicious files if they are, and uninstall the program. Somebody says its results are fake. My experience says the contrary. It is very careful in seeking threats, so you should be confident in your actions. No, they did not require money for cleaning. If you buy a license, you can use the automatic cleaning. Otherwise you available manual cleaning ( I use it every time)
- Powerful scan engine: free (manual removing);
- I think - none.
It required three system reboots to get rid of.
I sought second layer protection for my computer. I use Malwarebytes but wanted to have else one. And through ignorance and stupidity I choose SpyHunter. It has found 365 threats (various malware). It can not be trusted. Because I am a cautious computer user and even some of the best anti-malware and antivirus software (Malwarebytes and WebRoot) could not find these threats. So, what is it? Then I have realized: they want money to fix them. I found this in Google and read the information given proof of my suspicious. My correct decision was to uninstall Spyhunter. Yes, it was right but it was not easy to do. It required three system reboots to get rid of.
- I didn`t found.
- Hard to uninstall.
Spyhunter did nothing, because i did not paid
This is a fraud, not a good program. That was some time ago: my pc got a virus and I decided to scan the computer with another AV because I began to doubt my antivirus. I chose Spyhunter to scan my system. It has a lot of adware. The scan showed over 2000 different infections. But if I want to remove them I have to buy a license otherwise it will do nothing That is great! And thank Spyhunter for doing nothing. As a result, I formatted my hard drive
- a lot of adware
- if you remove viruses you have to buy it.
It has found three virus types.
I am trying Spyhunter at this moment. I have never used it before, but I think that I`ll like this software. It has found three (different types) trojans on the computer (currently). For now, it`s ok! But, I think I`ll not buy it.
- Good scanner.
- None for this time.
Malwarebytes has marked Spyhunter as a "High Risk"
I installed it to try Spyhunter. That is very strange because Malwarebytes has marked Spyhunter as a "High Risk" and wanted to quarantine it. I have started to use Malwarebytes over 10 years ago and know that it is very good software. Thus, I doubt that its mark is a false positive. I had to turn off Malwarebytes to continue using the program. It scanned perfect, but require the license to remove the found things. I successfully removed Spyhunter from Windows 10 by using Advanced removal option in Revo Uninstaller.
- Difficult way to Uninstall
- "High Risk" from Malwarebytes;