Spyware Doctor gets a major overhaul

To make award-winning Spyware Doctor even more potent, PC Tools developers spent nearly two years rewriting their bullet-proof anti-malware technology to combat the next generation of complex online security threats — the result is a fast, comprehensive, and simple scanning tool offering consumers greater security.

Along with advanced detection and a smaller footprint on the processing system — Spyware Doctor 5.0 provides simplified security for even the most basic users.

“We have re-engineered our anti-spyware approach,” added Clausen. “Users can feel secure as Spyware Doctor 5.0 protects them (in the background) from rootkits, Trojans, keyloggers, phishing, and other dangerous spyware and virus threats. We have created an effective and an efficient shield that uses a smaller footprint, but responds more quickly and effectively.”

Some of the many new enhancements in Spyware Doctor 5.0 include:

” Spider technology: Spider Scanning uses a combination of existing known signatures and heuristics (behavioral techniques) to identify spyware threats quickly and effectively to minimize scan times and enhance detection of morphed and hidden spyware such as rootkits. Spyware Doctor 5.0 leverages this technology more effectively than ever before by deploying layered Spider Scanning throughout all of the Spyware Doctor scanners and most importantly in the OnGuard real-time monitors.

” AntiVirus protection: Following the successful launch of PC Tools AntiVirus in 2006, this popular product is now a welcome part of Spyware Doctor. The optional integration of antivirus into Spyware Doctor does not duplicate functionality during the scanning process, and ensures a faster scan for spyware and viruses, along with lower system resource usage than two standalone products and less potential for program conflicts. (The AntiVirus upgrade is available for download on the PC Tools’ website via the Spyware Doctor main page.)

” Intelli-Scan : A quick search and destroy process that eliminates active running spyware threats in as little as 3 minutes

” Optimized application performance: Spyware Doctor 5.0 has an even smaller footprint than previous versions and it is blazing fast thanks to a more efficient loading approach. Now the search process functions in the background independently from the main GUI. This new architecture means that Spyware Doctor can start the GUI in a matter of seconds. Spyware Doctor now starts early, diminishing system resource usage.

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