Antispyware Programs Comparison

Product prices and comparisons shown here are as of 2/1/08.

Spyware Terminator SpyBot SuperAntiSpyware Ad-Aware Windows Defender Spyware Doctor
Program Version 2.1 1.5 4.0 2007 1.1 5.5
Full Version Price FREE FREE $29.95/yr $39.95/yr FREE $29.95/yr
Trial Period Length None None None None None 30 days
Free Real-time Protection TAK! TAK! No* No* TAK! TAK!
HIPS TAK! No No No No No
Fast Scan TAK! No TAK! TAK! TAK! TAK!
Fast Scan Time ~00:15 - ~01:25 ~00:10 ~00:15 ~00:45
Custom Scan TAK! No TAK! No* TAK! TAK!
ADS Scan TAK! No TAK! TAK! No TAK!
Virus Scan TAK! No No No No** No**
Free Scheduled Scan TAK! TAK! No* No* TAK! TAK!
Free Network Scan TAK! No TAK! No* TAK! TAK!
Free Threat Removal TAK! TAK! TAK! TAK! TAK! No*
Multilingual User Interface TAK! TAK! No TAK! TAK! TAK!
Free Support TAK! No No* No* TAK! TAK!
System Restore Tool TAK! TAK! No TAK! No No
File Analysis Tool TAK! No No No No No
File Removal Tool TAK! TAK! No No No No
Free Auto-Update TAK! No No* No* TAK! TAK!
Bad Code Immunization TAK! TAK! No No No TAK!
Report Sending Options TAK! No TAK! No TAK! TAK!
Context Menu Scan TAK! No No No No No

* The program supports this feature but it is only included with a paid license.
** Virus scan from the company is provided in a separate program.