Accessing the internet is the epitome of using modern technology. But sometimes the same modern technology can put a real dent on your time and your life. This is when it is misused or through some sort of malpractice (read spyware). Now you may think that monitoring and spyware is just a problem restricted to smartphone users but spyware is trickling into many other places as well.
And the fastest growing one seems to be Windows 8 users. A lot of antivirus programs end up getting nullified as users make the upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and hence the problems of security and privacy come rushing to the forefront. But if you’re fretting about what to do, worry not there are many spyware removal tools you can make the best of. Here are some reviewed ones for your benefit.
This is definitely one of the more well known names and is something that anyone can use, regardless how tech savvy they may or may not be. The interface is simple enough and the program comes with strong help and support features. Installing is quick, the charges are about 30 bucks a year and the reviews are good.
This program is both an antivirus as well as a good antimalware tool. The reason behind this is probably the fact that it makes use of cloud technologies in order to offer real time protection. The plus point of using this to protect your Windows 8 is that you get a lot of customization features. However, it is admittedly expensive and costs around 60 bucks a year. But not a bad idea if you want to keep your system safe.
If you’re tired of the big names, you can always opt for the Panda Pro antivirus for spyware protection and removal both. The great thing about this program is that it scans at super quick speeds. So for those who need the system to be topnotch, the system only slows for a small period of time (while the scan is taking place). Things to remember are that it’s just slightly less expensive than Kapersky coming in at about 50 bucks a year. And it doesn’t have much of a support system either.
For the budget conscious, this comes in at slightly more affordable at 40 bucks a year. The reviews for F-Secure are pretty good and it is efficient at getting rid of malware and probably the best part about it happens to be that it automatically updates itself. But as all good things have down sides, the down side about this program is that it slows down systems when running as well as takes up a lot of space on a user’s system.
AVG is a household name and its latest version has an antispyware protection feature as well. It costs about under 35 bucks a year and has received good reviews overall. It uses cloud technology to get rid of spyware/malware and so is pretty updated on how to go about spyware handling. Further, it only scans the system when it isn’t in use and hence your system speeds remain intact. Negative points are that it takes time to download, scans kind of slowly, and takes up a lot of system space.