Spyhunter 4 is an anti-malware application designed by Enigma Software Group USA LLC (”ESG”). Although it is considered as anti-malware software, Spyhunter 4 also includes anti-spyware functionality and is certified by West Coast Labs Checkmark Certification System as a Platinum level anti-spyware program. SpyHunter 4 uses the latest advanced anti-malware technologies to provide the highest level of protection against today's computer threats, and is considered one of the top anti-malware programs. This anti-malware program is designed to help users clean malware, viruses, rogue antivirus programs, ransomware, and other security related issues from their computer systems. The Spyware HelpDesk feature makes this program stand out from the crowd - a unique interface allowing SpyHunter's support members to connect to an infected computer and manually apply the required fixes.
Installation of SpyHunter 4 is relatively straightforward and managed by a fair-sized installer file. The Setup Wizard allows users to select language settings, and after clicking 'next', the installation follows a comprehensive pattern not requiring any specific expertise. Immediately after setup is complete, SpyHunter asks users if they would like to protect their homepage - this feature is most useful, since today, the Internet is crowded with various browser hijackers designed to alter users' homepages and default search engine settings. The main window of this anti-malware program presents users with quick access tabs to the Malware Scanner, DNS Settings, System Guards, Spyware HelpDesk, and Settings. The graphical user interface (GUI) is minimalistic and straightforward - sleek and simple to navigate. The uncrowded user interface with advanced features, makes this program perfect for the casual computer user. In addition, automatic malware database updates are installed in the background without disturbing the user.
Neither scan types (Quick scan or Full scan) offered by this anti-malware program are CPU intensive or time-consuming. Not only is SpyHunter's malware scanner fast, it also provides very detailed scan results. Malware threats are displayed immediately, while the scan progresses. At time of testing, it took less than five minutes for SpyHunter to complete a quick system scan, and the system remained usable during the scan.
Integrated rootkit detection system performs a scan of a computer's rootkit. Rootkits are complex malware infections that allow Cyber criminals to gain administrative rights to victims' operating systems and to execute malicious tasks. Upon detection of this type of security threat, SpyHunter displays a message requesting a reboot of the computer in order to completely remove the detected malware. Most commonly, rootkits are used for stealth Trojan installation without causing suspicion by the anti-virus tools. Today, Rootkit infections are quite common, thus making SpyHunter's integrated rootkit detection system a definite bonus.
Although the removal of rootkits is automatic and instant, removal of some types of malware infections is not as simple, and in certain cases, SpyHunter is unable to eliminate the threats automatically. For these situations, SpyHunter employs a feature called Spyware HelpDesk allowing users to interact with SpyHunter's technicians so they can analyze the problem remotely and create a custom fix for the problematic malware.
The Computer Scan with advanced scanning options is included so that you can save time by specifying the precise computer sections required for scanning. Users are able to customize the scan options for memory, registry, cookies, files and rootkits.
The System Guards feature constantly scans installed software on the system and displays whether it is safe to use - this is achieved by analyzing the processes executed by software running on the user's operating system. Although this tool is automated, users are able to block the processes manually. Note that, before blocking a process, it is advisable to do some research to ensure you are not disabling some vital Windows processes.
Today, the Internet is rife with malicious downloads, and having proper anti-malware software installed on operating systems is vital. SpyHunter, with its user-friendly interface and general ease-of-use, is a perfect choice for the casual computer user. Moreover, this program does an outstanding job of removing root kits, fake antivirus programs, ransomware, and browser hijackers. The full version of this anti-malware program costs $39.99. If you are looking for comprehensive, easy-to-use malware, adware, and spyware protection - and you do not mind paying for it - we recommend SpyHunter 4.