Pros Nice Interface, Easy to use
Cons Does not find any Spyware at all
Summary "I have installed Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware Beta and have used it several times. It takes about from 10 to 16 minutes to scan the C: hard drive and not does not find any spyware at all.
By comparison Spybot Search & Destroy took about 4 min.36 secs. to scan the identical C: Drive and it found spyware I then run AdAware SE Plus and it also found spyware however I did not clock the scan duration.
I have used Spybot Search & Destroy and AdAware SE Plus for a long time and they have always found Spyware.
Since Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware Beta1 is not finding any Spyware at all I can only conclude that is not doing its job.
Has anyone else experienced the same thing that I have
"So far so good"on by mlevit
Pros Fast, looks good and easy to use
Cons None so far
Summary This program right after installing takes you through an easy to use wizard which sets up the whole program for you.
Ive done some scans and it has found some spyware that hadn't been found before. The program has some nice features for files found, like remove, quarintine, or ignore.
Pros Works much faster than the WebRoot Product
Cons Newest version requires Legal Microsoft OS Verification
Summary Superb Product for all my XP-OS machines including the 64Bit processor machines. This is the newest beta version that "kick's butt" on the WebRoot Product. It runs perfectly on the most resource intensive workstations. Be prepared though, the product update is one of the first MicroSoft products to be linked to the newest Microsoft OS license verification system. Initially, it may take an extra step to validate your MicroSoft XP License during the installation process. My stuff is legally purchased and registered but "international software pirates should be very surprised."
Pros Runs Quitely, Nice User interface, Set it and Forget It, FREE
Cons Can't think of any.
Summary Runs smoothly, nice user interface, doesn't overwelm you with pop up notifications.
"People Are Amazing"on by swannyb
Pros Scans spyware, nice built in interface
Cons Doesn't find all spyware
Summary It's funny, I love reading all these reviews. You get the people who love MS and rate it insane and the haters who cut it down. The thing with Spyware (at least from an IT professional's standpoint) is that most of it comes from going to unreputable sites, point being if you go to online po*n sites all day, don't be mad if whatever spyware product you use doesn't work. As much as we want to tweak the software, make it better, etc; we also need to start doing a better job of educating users or this problem will continue forever and we will always be playing the cat and mouse game with spyware. Just my 2 cents, about all my opinion is worth in cyberspace I suppose.