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 Sim Sim No* No* Sim Sim
HIPS Sim No No No No No
Fast Scan Sim No Sim Sim Sim Sim
Fast Scan Time ~00:15 - ~01:25 ~00:10 ~00:15 ~00:45
Custom Scan Sim No Sim No* Sim Sim
ADS Scan Sim No Sim Sim No Sim
Virus Scan Sim No No No No** No**
Free Scheduled Scan Sim Sim No* No* Sim Sim
Free Network Scan Sim No Sim No* Sim Sim
Free Threat Removal Sim Sim Sim Sim Sim No*
Multilingual User Interface Sim Sim No Sim Sim Sim
Suporte Gratuito Sim No No* No* Sim Sim
System Restore Tool Sim Sim No Sim No No
File Analysis Tool Sim No No No No No
File Removal Tool Sim Sim No No No No
Free Auto-Update Sim No No* No* Sim Sim
Bad Code Immunization Sim Sim No No No Sim
Report Sending Options Sim No Sim No Sim Sim
Context Menu Scan Sim 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.