Best Adware Removal Programs

by Barbara J. Feldman on June 25, 2009

Adware is probably one of the most annoying aspects of using the internet today. How many times have you had to close a pop up window or close an advertisement in your status bar before you can surf the web in peace? If you experience problems similar to this, you probably have adware on your computer. Finding the best adware removal programs to get rid of it is the best way to surf the internet in peace once again. Here are the top 4 anti-virus software programs you can use to get rid of adware on your computer:

CA Anti-virus

The CA Anti-virus interface is very friendly and it runs updates and scans at the touch of your mouse. It also offers the standards of anti-virus protection including email scanning, automatic updates and quarantine features.

Some of the features of CA include:
Automatic file scanning
Automatic e-mail scanning
Scheduled on demand hard drive scanning
File exclusion lists
Interactive virus detection messages

On an alphabetical rating, CA Anti-virus received a B+ rating.

BitDefender 2008

BitDefender is one of the top anti-virus software programs because there are no frustrating downloads or installation processes. You just click and follow the prompts, reboot your computer and you’re finished. The total time for installing and set up was less than thirty minutes. BitDefender is easy to navigate and understand: green check marks if everything is OK and red X’s if something needs to be fixed.

Some features of BitDefender include:
Real-Time protection from spyware, malware, adware and viruses
Automatic hourly updates
Does not take up much of your system resource space
Anti-phishing tools

One of the best things about BitDefender is the price. You can get the same great protection you would get from the pricier software programs for only $24.95. This software received a B+ rating.

Kaspersky Anti-virus

Kaspersky Anti-irus, one of the newest programs available today, will optimize speeds and automatic pauses for more system resource availability, without slowing PC program running time.
Some features of Kaspery Anti-virus include:
E-mail scanning
Automatic hourly updates
Rootkits
Keylogger protection

Kaspersky also includes anti-virus software functions for e-mail and removing spyware. At $59.95, a jump from their older version, the cost is Kaspersky’s downfall. They offer customer support via telephone or e-mail but no live chat. Kaspersky anti-virus software received a B+ rating.

McAfee Virus Scan

McAfee, a leader among anti-virus software programs and one with which most consumers are familiar, has multiple versions priced from $39.99. McAffee is competitive with most other removal and protection programs in terms of price and protections.

Some features include:

Quick download time and easy set up
Updates and virus scans come preset so you install it and forget it
Security center interface which monitors security needs from one place
Clean layout and easy to navigate

For the average computer user, McAfee will do what its job, thought it might not be the best deal out there. McAfee received a C+ rating.

These are just a few of the best adware removal programs on the market. In order to determine which adware removal program is best for you, look at your individual computer use, price and program preferences, what you use the computer for, e.g. gaming or data processing and your software preferences.

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