PCSTATS Main Page Follow PCSTATS on Facebook PCSTATS RSS Feed PCSTATS Twitter Feed + Motherboards
+ Videocards
+ Memory
+ Beginners Guides
News & Advanced Search  Feedback?
[X]   Directory of
Guides & Reviews

Beginners Guides
Weekly Newsletter
Archived Newsletters


Contact the Suite 66 Advertising Agency
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen

Microsoft Windows Anti-Spyware (beta) Software Review

Microsoft Windows Anti-Spyware (beta) Software Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: A recipe for making software that gets rid of the Spyware infesting the Operating System that draws in Spyware like a moth to a candle.
Filed under: Software Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Microsoft Jan 13 2005   Mike Dowler  
Home > Reviews > Software > Microsoft Anti-Spyware

AntiSpyware-ing Interface

Microsoft has gone for a clean, uncluttered interface quite similar to that of Symantec's anti-virus programs. Looking at the ancestor of this app, the GIANT antispyware program, it's obvious that Microsoft has done very little to the interface besides rebranding. Compared to Ad-aware and Spybot, the initial lack of options and overall simple appearance is quite striking. Don't be fooled though, as you saw above, there's a lot of features lurking under the clean shell.

The real-time protection features can be accessed through the button on the top right, and the systems explorer, browser hijack restore and tracks eraser can all be accessed via the 'advanced tools' button in the same location.

The settings menu, 'options/settings,' contains a limited array of configuration settings including automatic update, real-time protection and alert settings (all on by default), the SpyNet connection option and a 'whitelist' for placing software you want ignored by the program's scans (useful for peer-to-peer programs which will usually show up as they play host to much adware).

As you would expect, using Microsoft's new antispyware beta software proved to be quite simple. After selecting whether we wanted the real-time protection enabled and if the program was allowed to send data to SpyNet, we were dropped right into the scanning interface, where an 'intelligent quick scan' was the default option. We chose to activate the 'full' system scan instead for all of our testing.

< Previous Page © 2018 PCSTATS.com Next Page >


Contents of Article: Microsoft Anti-Spyware
 Pg 1.  Microsoft Windows Anti-Spyware (beta) Software Review
 Pg 2.  Scanning Options
 Pg 3.  System Explorers
 Pg 4.  Introducing SPYNET
 Pg 5.  — AntiSpyware-ing Interface
 Pg 6.  System Load During Scanning
 Pg 7.  Testing for Spyware
 Pg 8.  Ever So Lightly Infected: The AMD Office PC
 Pg 9.  Clean as a Whistle? The AMD Gaming System
 Pg 10.  Final Impressions and Recommendations

Use the power of Google to search all of PCSTATS and the PCSTATS Forums. Tell us what you think of this new feature - FEEDBACK?
   12 / 14 / 2018 | 12:48AM
Hardware Sections 

PCSTATS Network Features Information About Us Contact
PCSTATS Newsletter
ShoppingList Assistance
Tech Glossary
Technology WebSite Listings
PermaLink News
Archived News
Submit News (Review RSS Feed)
Site Map
PCstats Wallpaper
About Us
Privacy Policy
Advertise on PCSTATS

How's Our Driving?
© Copyright 1999-2018 www.pcstats.com All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.