SpyHunter Overview

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.



Manufacturer: Enigma Software
Price (RRP): from $29.99 to $39.99
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Platforms: 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/
Requirements: 300 MHz or higher for Microsoft Windows XP, 1 GHz or higher for Microsoft Windows Vista/Microsoft Windows 7/Microsoft Windows 8/Microsoft Windows 10
1 GHz of CPU
1 GB of RAM
75 MB of available hard disk space
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
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Product Details

SpyHunter 4

SpyHunter is an adaptive spyware detection & removal tool that provides rigorous protection against the latest spyware threats including malware, trojans, rootkits & malicious software. SpyHunter's most advantageous feature is the Spyware HelpDesk, which generates custom fixes to specific problems that may be unique to your PC.

What is SpyHunter and How Does it Work?

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.

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.

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.

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.

RegHunter

RegHunter is an effortless but advanced Windows registry cleaner and PC optimizer that effectively repairs, restores and boosts your Windows system. RegHunter removes registry errors, cleans internal clutter, restores IE, defragments hard drives, and tunes up your computer to help it run faster!

What is RegHunter and How Does It Work?

RegHunter is a real-time registry scanner and repair application designed to assist the average computer user in seeking out and repairing registry problems. RegHunter provides computer users with the most comprehensive registry detection and registry repair functions available, wrapped in an interface simple enough for novice PC users to master. RegHunter will not only detect existing registry errors; it will also prevent future issues that may occur down the road due to current registry structure problems.

The Windows registry is a complex structure involving a hierarchical database that stores an abundance of configuration settings related to the internal operations of Windows itself, as well as most other installed software application components. As you use your computer, and as additional software is installed and removed, invalid registry entries are created. These invalid entries and registry errors cause Windows to take longer to perform many basic tasks, such as booting up and shutting down your PC, opening documents, playing media files, and launching common programs. Additionally, invalid registry entries can cause Windows to display cryptic error messages, and to even crash unexpectedly.

Just like the routine maintenance of a car, every computer requires frequent tune-ups to the registry to ensure the preservation of a healthy system. RegHunter keeps your PC running fast and stable by applying its advanced registry scanning algorithms to detect and then repair invalid registry entries and registry errors.

In addition to its primary registry scanning functionality, RegHunter also improves PC performance through a set of comprehensive and automated optimizations engineered to alleviate performance hindering issues. RegHunter also includes disk defragmenting functionality to keep your hard disks running fast and error free, and a registry monitoring feature to allow you (or our support technicians) to diagnose and remove malicious programs that attempt to insert themselves in Windows registry auto-start locations.

RegHunter can't automatically fix your registry issue? Try our Registry HelpDesk! If at any time, RegHunter is unable to directly resolve a specific issue, the RegHunter HelpDesk is able to provide personalized one-on-one technical support. The RegHunter HelpDesk is an interactive feature integrated into the RegHunter. The HelpDesk function will allow our technicians to diagnose and fix registry problems that may be unique to your machine.

RegHunter Registry Scanner

RegHunter has been fine-tuned and tailored to provide the tools capable of handling the most demanding tasks, yet remain simple enough for a first-time computer user. The RegHunter Registry Scanner can be easily accessed and executed with the simple press of a button. RegHunter will perform a thorough scan of your Windows Registry and quickly identify invalid and obsolete entries.

To find out more details about a specific registry problem, RegHunter automatically lists each individual error detected with its key, name, problem and solution. RegHunter's Registry Scanner is as easy as it gets.

Custom Scan

RegHunter offers a custom scan feature that easily configures to scan specific registry files. With a simple click, RegHunter's Custom Scan feature will scan registry software locations, file extensions, Windows fonts, History, Startup Programs, Temp Files and more. Any of the Custom Scan items can be effortlessly combined with other selections to perform your own customized registry scan.

How RegHunter Can Benefit You

  • Scan and repair your Windows registry easily
  • Completely clean your PC
  • Improve the performance of your PC
  • Reduce system start-up times and automatically clean up start-up items
  • Automatically backup or restore the Windows Registry
  • Customized FREE technical support and updates for unresolved registry issues

Main RegHunter Features

  • Registry Repair
  • Optimize Your System
  • Hard drive Defragmentation
  • Defragment Registry System
  • System Monitor
  • Registry Technical Support
  • Free RegHunter Updates
  • User-friendly Interface

Startup

  • The Startup menu function is an integral part of RegHunter's advanced Registry analyzing mechanism to remove embedded malware within the Registry manually. RegHunter's Start function allow components that are configured to start automatically on system startup to be removed, enabled or disabled. The Startup menu also makes available an Active Processes list and Registry Monitor function for viewing the status of running processes and monitor registry modifications.

Active Processes

  • RegHunter conveniently provides an Active Process list that lists all currently active processes running on your computer. Through the Active Processes list, you\re able to easily kill an unwanted process by right-clicking the process name and selecting "Terminate".

RegHunter Rollback

  • RegHunter's System Backups feature has an integrated Rollback function that allows you to undo specific changes made by RegHunter. To give you added confidence, RegHunter automatically creates a backup prior to performing any repair operations and allows any unwanted changes to be undone using the Rollback feature.

Performance

  • RegHunter's Performance feature allows you to monitor CPU and memory performance in real-time. It also displays real-time memory availability and usages.

Spyware HelpDesk

Spyware HelpDesk (included with SpyHunter) is an interactive feature that is dedicated to providing a personalized one-on-one technical support service to help you with your malware-related needs. With Spyware Helpdesk, if you have a spyware problem that SpyHunter cannot automatically fix, our technicians will create a unique custom fix for your system.

What is SpyHunter’s Spyware HelpDesk?

SpyHunter’s Spyware HelpDesk combines the latest in advanced malware removal technology with live customer support through its core services: Custom Fix and Live Technical Support. The combined power of SpyHunter’s Custom Fix and Live Technical Support allows you to rest assured in having the best anti-malware solution available to combat even the latest, most deeply rooted threats infecting your PC.

How does SpyHunter’s Spyware HelpDesk Work?

What makes SpyHunter unique and separates it from other Spyware Remover products is that if SpyHunter's scanning process is unable to detect a suspicious threat, it gives the customer the option to generate a diagnostic report, within seconds, will transmit this information directly to our Spyware HelpDesk Support Center, which is supervised by our technical support department.

Within 24 hours, one of our technicians will review your diagnostic report (Support Log) and generate and send a unique fix that will completely remove the parasitic infection that is compromising your system.

When you send us a diagnostic support log, not only do you receive a custom fix to remove any u nique infection you might have but we also automatically add this new infection to our definition database, and consequently our next program update.

Spyware program makers consistently update and alter their programs to avoid detection by anti-spyware utilities like SpyHunter. To provide for this, SpyHunter's spyware database is updated as often as twice a week from diagnostic reports (Support Logs) collected from our customers using the Spyware HelpDesk system and from spyware component profiles assembled through our technical team's active research.

Our Spyware HelpDesk Support Center offers several levels of support:

Level 1: We will provide the customer with visual instructions on how to update the Spyhunter Definitions, or to upgrade to the latest version of Spyhunter. Most parasites can be fully removed by simply updating definitions and rescanning with SpyHunter.
Level 2: We will provide the customer with a custom automated fix generated from the diagnostic report, generated from the Support Log transmitted to our Spyware HelpDesk Support Center. We will send visual instructions on how to execute this custom fix, thus eliminating the spyware infection from the PC.
Level 3: If the customer has a malevolent threat that neither SpyHunter nor the custom automated fix cannot repair, our customer support technicians will contact the customer on the phone and conduct a remote control session on the customer’s PC and kill the threat manually!

Custom Fix

  • If SpyHunter is unable to automatically disable a threat, a Support log (diagnostic report) can be generated containing diagnostic information specific to your PC. This report will be transmitted to our Spyware HelpDesk Support Center and analyzed by a live technician, who will create and transmit a customized fix, specifically engineered to solve your unique computer problem. Once a customized fix has been created for your computer, it can be downloaded and applied through a single click of a button!

Live Technical Support

  • In the unlikely event that Spyware HelpDesk's automatic custom fix functionality cannot resolve your issues, our technical support team will contact you on the phone and conduct a remote control session on your PC to manually remove any threats.

System Medic

System Medic protects your personal information by removing dangerous programs that hide on your system and spy on you without your knowledge. System Medic scans your entire registry and can easily detect and remove system errors. Remove unused shortcuts, find duplicate files, and restore your system to previous settings to undo harmful functions.

Why System Efficiency is Important?

The efficiency level of your computer affects the ability for you to perform certain actions in a timely manner. Keeping an efficiently running system allows you to save time utilizing various functions from web browsing to complex system intensive actions such as video editing. Having a system that is performing well allows you to save valuable time, effectively manage personal data and help keep your system secure.

How can System Medic Benefit You?

Computers are made to be fast and efficient. Help your system run more smoothly by using System Medic to maintain your computer running at peak performance. When you use System Medic, you are unleashing the power within your system to run more efficiently. For an additional fee of $29.95, clean and optimize your system with the newly updated System Medic v.4.0.

Easily detect and remove system unwanted system items! System Medic will easily detect and remove system items such as: invalid shortcuts, invalid software data, registry inconsistencies, and Windows errors.

Analyze your system and pinpoint trouble areas that effect system performance. System Medic will analyze your system and point out any troublesome areas that could be affecting system performance. With System Medic, you can also pre-schedule maintenance to take place automatically. Automatically run system defrag, and the cleaning and optimizing of your memory. No need for you to worry about it, System Medic will continually help your system run at its top performance level.

  • Improve overall system performance.
  • Speeds up your computer and helps you avoid computer crashes.
  • Removes Spyware, Adware, Trojans and other viruses that use the registry to spread and do damage.
  • Reduce the amount of time it takes your system to boot.
  • Software applications will run quicker.
  • Remove invalid registry entries.
  • Restore your registry.
  • Prevent registry corruption by building a fresh copy of the registry.
  • Clean and optimize your system with System Medic.

Easy to Use

  • Whether you are a beginner or an advanced user, System Medic has the tools that will meet your needs. The easy to use interface allows you to choose which functions you will perform and walks you through the process. With the click of your mouse you can remove unused shortcuts, find duplicate files, and restore your system to previous settings to undo harmful functions.

Remove Spyware, Adware, Trojans and other Viruses

  • Various types of malware may leave unwanted registry entries which could hinder the performance of your system. System Medic will remove malware including spyware, adware, Trojans and other viruses the use the registry to spread and do damage.

Improve System startup and shutdown times

  • System Medic has the ability to reduce the amount of time it takes your system to boot or shutdown. In some cases it may considerably reduce boot time for your Windows operating system so that you do not waste valuable time that can be spent being productive.

Improve the performance of your system

  • System Medic will pinpoint troublesome areas that could affect system performance. Pre-scheduled maintenance features allow performance enhancing functions to take place automatically to help your system run at its full performance potential.

Prevent registry corruption

  • System Medic builds a fresh copy of the registry to prevent registry corruption. Rebuilding the registry is an essential step to avoid errors and data corruption to registry entries that may have been changed or edited over time.