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List of the best anti-spyware tools, designed to help users keep their home and work computers free from threats. This list answers the question, 'What is the best free anti-spyware tool available?' For those seeking a way to identify threats to their PCs or Mac computers, and eliminate those threats as quickly as possible, the best anti-malware software is a must.

What makes for a truly great anti-spyware program? A program that is easy to use and reliable. The tool must be fast, functional and user-friendly. Protecting computers from potentially malicious threats is serious business. Users must be able to trust that the anti-spyware tool they choose can zap any new threats and remove spyware from their computers, before any malicious programs can cause irreparable damage.

The antivirus tools listed on this page include programs that serve a dual purpose: They are able to correctly and quickly isolate malicious viruses from computers (i.e. quarantine and ultimately remove the threat) and they must offer ongoing protection from any future threats. In short, the best virus removal tool finds and blocks the spyware before it ever has a chance of causing chaos.

Some of the anti-spyware tools listed here are fairly sophisticated and able to detect even the most stealth spyware programs. The threats are isolated, giving users the option to manually remove each threat, one by one.

Credible anti-spyware tools often warn novice users to be careful with spyware removal this way, because some malware programs attach themselves to critical computer components. Removing the spyware might also mean removing parts of windows files or, more rarely, registry entries.


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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free for Windows

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Spybot – Search & Destroy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Spybot – Search & Destroy Free for Windows, Win Mobile, S60

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AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition Free for Windows

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AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
cybash added AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS One of the best free AV for windows.

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SpywareBlaster is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
SpywareBlaster Free for Windows

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HijackThis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
HijackThis Free for Windows

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Kaspersky Internet Security is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Kaspersky Internet Security Sold for Windows

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Microsoft Security Essentials is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Microsoft Security Essentials Microsoft - Free for Windows

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Ad-Aware is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Ad-Aware Free for Windows

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Malwarefox is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
GeorgeKasiouras added Malwarefox

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Avira Antivir Premium is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Avira Antivir Premium Sold for Windows

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Norton AntiVirus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Norton AntiVirus Symantec Corporation - Sold for Mac, Windows

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ComboFix is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
ComboFix Free for Windows

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Windows Defender is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Windows Defender Microsoft - Free for Windows

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EMCO Malware Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Helzar added EMCO Malware Destroyer EMCO - VERY fast scanning!

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Trend Micro Internet Security is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools

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Spyware Doctor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Spyware Doctor PC Tools - Sold for Windows

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E-Set is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
DennisNJ added E-Set Not-Free, Never had a problem

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ZoneAlarm Free Firewall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Free for Windows

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HitmanPro is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
HitmanPro Free for Windows

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Spyware Terminator is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Spyware Terminator Free for Windows

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Immunet FREE Antivirus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Immunet FREE Antivirus Free for Windows

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Mal-Aware is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Mal-Aware Free for Windows

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Jotti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Jotti Free for Online

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Panda Cloud Antivirus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Panda Cloud Antivirus Free for Windows

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Webroot is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
LyricalInnovation added Webroot

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Emsisoft Emergency Kit is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Emsisoft Emergency Kit Free for Windows

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Argente Utilities is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Argente Utilities Free for Windows

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Vba32 AntiRootkit is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Vba32 AntiRootkit Free for Windows

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Security Task Manager is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Security Task Manager Sold for Windows

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DDS is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
DDS Free for Windows

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VIPRE Internet Security is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
VIPRE Internet Security Sold for Windows

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HiJackFree is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
HiJackFree Free for Windows

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SpyMe Tools is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
SpyMe Tools Free for Windows

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Virus.org is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Virus.org Free for Online

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VirSCAN is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
VirSCAN Free for Online

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Free for Windows

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X-Ray My PC is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
X-Ray My PC Free for Windows

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Clean Slate is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Clean Slate Sold for Windows

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Prevx is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Prevx Free for Windows

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X-RayPc is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
X-RayPc Free for Windows

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callerip is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
callerip Sold for Windows

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ActiveScan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
ActiveScan Free for Windows, Online

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SpywareGuard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
SpywareGuard Free for Windows

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Trust Port is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Trust Port Sold for Windows

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Autorun Manager is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Autorun Manager Free for Windows

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VirusChief is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
VirusChief Free for Online

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Metascan Online is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Anti-Spyware Tools
Metascan Online Free for Online