AntiSpyware is a tool that protects a computer against pop-ups, slow performance & security threats caused by spyware, adware & other unwanted nuisances.
It features real-time protection (51 Active Shields), IntelliQuick & full scan options, quarantine for selected items found during a scan, auto-updates, and more.
This is a great anti-spyware program that can scan your computer on bootup (a quick scan only takes a few seconds). It flags problems and can quarantine them (quarantined items can also be deleted).
It is worth activating the auto-update feature and getting it to check for updates every couple of days. We were most surprised that this isnt set as the default and would urge new users to activate it immediately.
WinCleaner AntiSpyware found one nasty on our test computer, a Registry key labelled .B3D, which is surprising because we run a number of similar programs and none of those had flagged this particular key. Unfortunately there is no way of telling what the problem was with this Registry key because this program does not have a database that users can access to learn more about items detected.
That minor criticism aside, we found WinCleaner AntiSpyware to be an excellent program and yet another arrow to fire at purveyors of malware (malicious software).