Date: January 30th, 2007
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Uniblue
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PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING
A scheduler is provided to set up automatic scanning once or at regular intervals. Scans can be done one time, daily, weekly, or monthly at whatever time of day one chooses. Options for not displaying progress and/or results as well as automatically quarantining spyware are available. There's also the option to do a full system scan or only scan certain items.
The Live Guard tab gives information about the various guards in place to prevent any unauthorized changes to the system in real-time. A wide variety of browser functions, system files, and startup files and processes are protected. Explanations are given for each guard and how it provides protection, as well as the option to deactivate any of them if desired.
The settings tab has some basic functions that can be turned on or off, as well as options for alerts whenever a change is allowed or prevented on the system.
Security restrictions such as disabling control panel and not allowing the changing of passwords can be put in place. This is an easy way to lock down a system if it is used by the public, or simply to keep one user from changing settings. What's really nice about this feature is even if SpyEraser is shut down the restrictions will still be in place.
That about wraps up the basics of the program, so now let's scan for Spyware and check out the other features. During this process all settings were set to default, and no other Spyware removal tools were installed on the PC.
A full scan of my system took about four minutes to run, with a result screen popping up that lists a summary of affected items.
The scan results screen lists more detail about the infections present. Information about each type of spyware found on the system is given at the bottom of the screen, along with a threat level and method of action to take.
The log file is fairly detailed. An explanation of the infection and what it does is given along with the path to each of the infected files.
All in all, I enjoyed using this program and was impressed with the amount of detail it provided about the spyware and the files affected.
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