by January 4, 2011 0 comments

Going by the current trends, PC Tools have revamped the Spy-ware Doctor 2011 menu layout and added new features sinceits last iteration. The menu interface has been designed to be effi-cient and all features are easily accessible without any unneces-sary digging through hidden menus. A power saving mode forpreserving battery power on laptops is present as well. The Intelli-Guard module consists of nine components covering all aspects ofcomputer security and each can be fully disabled or configured. Onour test setup, infected with malware, PC Tools took 1 hour 18 min-utes to scan which has noticeably reduced in comparison to the2010 version and successfully detected all threats. The antiviruseven suggested a re-scan after reboot to remove malware hiddendeep within the registry.

All the infected files are given a threat rat-ing and a link explaining the nature of the infection is provided.The browser defender plugin integrates into all popular browsersand verifies links with a green check. It detected a phishing web-site and provided a detailed list of infections present and blockedaccess. The PC Tools ISO burner can create an AOSS (AlternativeOperating Software System) which downloads the latest versionfrom the PC Tools homepage.

BOTTOMLINE: Overall, competitive pricing and solid perform-ance make this product a good buy.

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