"Effective, but everything runs at a snail's pace"2.5 starson by benbeatitude
Pros: Easy to install, runs in the background with a minimum of intervention from user. Protection from threats seems to be pretty bombproof.
Cons: My laptop now takes a good 15 minutes to boot while Spyware Doctor faffs around doing whatever, leaving my PC paralysed. Sometimes browser activity slows to the point where it has to be closed and the application relaunched.
Summary: Frustrating to have keystrokes and mouseclicks ignored because Spyware Doctor has decided that what it's doing is more important and is hogging the processor. Great if you want to make your PC immune from online low-lifes, I just hope you're not in a hurry.