What’s the difference between most free spyware removal software and their pay equivalents?
In answer to this, there are lots of differences, but in essence forget about the bells and whistles, we are only interested in one thing, the ability to clear spyware and other nasties .
Just the same with anti-virus software you’ll find that some adware and spyware removal tools will find some spyware and others will find other spyware, so by going for a free adware and spyware removal tool we can run two or even 3 of them, making sure we get rid of as much spyware as possible.
There are of course lots of antispyware packages on the market, but many of these do cost. It’s worth noting though if you run the free packages and still think your computer may be infected, you can download a trial version of a cost version, this will scan your computer, but you’ll have to pay for the full version to actually remove anything.
The Following offers a several tiered approach
Download one or more of the free spyware removal software packages
(which are listed below)
Install and scan your computer using one or all of them
Then if necessary download the trial version of one of the pay versions from one of the links on this page, install and scan to see it there is any other spyware still on your computer.
It’s worth clearing all your internet history and cookies before running a spyware scan as many cookies although harmless can be considered spyware, this can also speed up your browser as well, read more here..
Free Spyware Removal Software
I’ve listed them in my order of preference, all of which can be download free
- Microsoft security essentials
- Spybot search and destroy
- Eset online scanner