Spyware Terminator is a free anti-spyware solution for Windows. If your system is infected then it can help you remove the malware from your PC. If your PC is not infected, then it can protect your PC from malware and keep it protected. Spyware Terminator can search and remove many different types of threats like spyware, adware, home page hijackers and other malware threats.
You can download it from its Spyware Terminator page. The downloads is around 5 megabytes in size. After the installation, it will update the malware definitions from the internet using the peer-to-peer network. The freeware edition of Spyware Terminator uses the slower peer-to-peer network for the updates while the paid premium edition uses the faster Spyware Terminator servers for updates. When the updates are fully downloaded and installed, you can double-click on its desktop shortcut or the system tray icon to open the main user interface.
You can click on the big Start Fast Scan to start the fast scan. But you can also choose a different type of scan or and view more scanning options from the Scan tab. Under this Scan tab, you can select a fast scan, full scan or a custom scan. The fast scan scans the most critical areas of your system, the full scan checks all the files and data thoroughly, the custom scan lets you choose which files or data you want to scan.
If the threats are found on your PC, then they would be shown in a listbox. The name of the detected threats and their ranking are shown in the list. You can click on the View Detailed Report link to see a detailed report of all the threats found. At this point, you should select all the detected threats and click on the big Remove button in order to get rid of them. All the selected threats would be removed immediately. Some of the threats may require you to reboot your PC for the complete removal.
The free editon of Spyware Terminator lacks many features that are available only in the premium paid edition. For example, the paid edition comes with an antivirus (with F-Prot antivirus engine and definitions), virtual keyboard (for shopping safely), bloatware scan (remove unwanted software from PC) and more. However the free edition does still provide a solid protection from the malware threats.
You can download Spyware Terminator from http://www.pcrx.com/spywareterminator/.