AntiSpy by OmniQuad is a decent spyware removal product. This anti-spyware does not offer as many features as our number one ranked product, but it does a decent job of keeping your PC spyware-free. The product is also easy to use.

Performance
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6.3/10
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9.7
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9.5
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8.3
8.9
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8.1
7.2

AntiSpy searches for spyware in real-time. In other words, the program monitors and alerts you as spyware applications attempt to install and run. Once a spyware component is detected you will be able to select it and read a brief description. Once components are found, you may click on the component to see a brief definition.

Anti-Spy is missing one feature—rollback capabilities. If you change your mind after deleting a spyware component you can't restore it. But spyware is easy to come by, so it’s likely you won’t suffer the loss for long.

Features
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6.3/10
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10
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9.8
8.3
10
7.5
10
7.5
5
10

AntiSpy does not search for as many known spyware components as other anti-spyware products in the marketplace. However, AntiSpy catches common ones and keeps their database updated regularly.

Help & Support
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6.3/10
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10
10
10
9.8
10
7.5
5
10
10
7.5

AntiSpy is good at removing what it does detect, but there are anti spyware applications that detect more spyware and malware than AntiSpy.

AntiSpy Summary:
6.3/10

This is a simple and effective product. However, if you want the option to rollback changes or you feel the need for a more robust feature set, check out our higher-ranked products.

 

AntiSpy 5.0

Pros
Affordable price tag, fast scanning mechanism, real-time scanning, rollback capabilities

Cons
Small definitions database, lack of other features common to programs in this category

The Verdict
: 6.25/10

This is an extremely limited antispyware program that would only work for systems that had spyware from its puny database. Otherwise, you will end up needing other antispyware software to find the traces this one undoubtedly missed.