Steganos has basically licensed the Webroot Spy Sweeper antispyware tool, but maintains their own database of virus signatures, which is different from that of Webroot, so the programmes score differently in different test labs. Steganos antispyware did not score as well as the Webroot Spy Sweeper in the PC Pro Lab's test lab, with 76% for detection, 73% for removal and 42% for blocking. Steganos AntiSpyware is easy to download and install, and before installing the machine the wizard looks for updates for the latest information on spyware threats. The software also protects you against identity theft, as well as adware and spyware.
Steganos Antispyware provides anti-spyware and anti-adware tools, protection against identity threats, a database of over a million viruses and other malware, system maintenance tools, protection against keyloggers, Trojans and browser hijacking, proactive protection, DoS service agent detection, and an excellent quarantine service.
Although Steganos AntiSpyware uses the Webroot Spy Sweeper tool, unfortunately this program did not do as well, or perform as fast as, the latter. As Spy Sweeper is cheaper, it would therefore be a better choice among the two. It is also difficult to recommend this software when numerous market leaders are providing more advanced and integrated functionalities, faster scans and better security.
Author Michaela Forbesdate added 2009-09-07 12:01:47