“Spyware Protection” feature included in McAfee VirusScan Plus is a useful option for users to safeguard and shield their PCs from spyware, adware, and other malicious programs. Its features like regular update of spyware definitions, real-time protection monitors have been effective in combating spyware attacks.
To provide effective protection to users from spyware McAfee rolled out its McAfee AntiSpyware to eliminate the risks associated with spyware such as loss of productivity, network production, slow internet and much more. Spyware can easily hack into an unprotected system over the Internet and is considered to be one of the major threats to Internet users worldwide.
McAfee AntiSpyware is one of the leading security software with exhaustive protection from spyware, adware and other malicious programs. It can thoroughly scan through Windows registry, tracking cookies, an entire file system and much more.
With McAfee AntiSpyware, a user can choose from two scan options: thorough mode and custom mode. While the former is the more effective one, it consumes too much time. The latter gives the option to a user to opt for hard drives to scan.
The program also comes loaded with several useful tools such as “Erase My Tracks” which completely deletes all web browsing details,” Event Log” which shows and exports various logs of significant events, and “Restore Programs”, a utility which can restore software which have been previously removed from the computer.
Apart from these, the spyware protection software from McAfee has other additional features which stand out. They include:
- Regular update of spyware definitions from the database
- Integrated real-time protection monitors which identifies any suspicious activity
- McAfee Spyware protection also come with McAfee SecurityCenter which controls other McAfee software
- Its update function is simple and provides complete updates of the entire product
McAfee AntiSpyware offers several useful features like Auto updates, Real-Time Tracking, Scan Scheduling and much more. Although McAfee is reputed for its antivirus software, its spyware protection, if not in equal footing, is a useful and reliable application.
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