Spyware Doctor by pctools
Spyware Doctor is a superb anti spyware program. It has won numerous awards and continues to do so. With over 125million downloads you can see why this has become a favourite amongst computer users. With a massive library that detects all types of intrusion and the option of adding on an antivirus package. Spyware Doctor is one of the leading brands on the market. Its ease of use, on demand and real time scanning,it is a very effective product in the fight against spyware. The program also has a function for automatic update allowing you to keep your computer protection up to date.
Spysweeper by webroot
Spysweeper is a program designed to protect your computer from spyware. It has won awards for its abilities to remove these types of software. It prides itself on being able to protect your pc in real time and perform system scans on demand. It has a large library to remove potential threats and uses an automatic update utility to keep your computers protection up to date at all times. You can perform full in depth scans which look at the whole computer or you can use a smart scan that picks out the most likely locations for spyware and scans there decreasing scan times. The latest version of spyware also has a gaming mode. The gaming mode lowers the level of protection allowing all games to be run but still keeping a high level of protection.
Ad-Aware by Lavasoft
Lavasoft offer 3 different levels of protection for their Adaware software, Free, plus and Pro. They all offer differing levels of protection for your computer. Although again the free software is very good to use and has a large library of threats. Its real time protection is not of the highest calibre and it would be better if you used either the plus version or pro. The plus version comes with advanced real time protect and Behavior-Based Heuristical Detection which is a more comprehensive product. The pro version comes with even more protection again. The lavasoft website has a comparison chart to help you decide. All 3 levels offer automatic updates and smart scan options allowing for decreased scanning times for people who are busy without compromising the computer.