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SpyCop Free

Type of Program: Spyware Detector/Remover
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98, 2000, ME, NT
Company Name: SpyCop, Inc
Version: 2.0.2
Price: Freeware
Installed Size: 97k


Who says you can't teach an old dog? *G* I'm learning all the time ....

Turns out there are different types of spyware: Advertiser spyware and computer monitoring spyware. Up until now, the spyware utilities I've reviewed have been the advertiser spyware variety. Computer monitoring software, you know, the kind a suspicious spouse or boss might install on a pc to see what's going on when they're not watching -- like Spector, KeyKey, 007 STARR, Boss Everywhere and I-See-U. SpyCop is designed specifically to detect the computer monitoring type.

I downloaded and installed SpyCop Free. Both, as usual, were uneventful. After installation, I brought up SpyCop and had it scan my system. The first thing I noticed is that it takes FOREVER! Seriously, it took between 10-15 minutes to scan my computer. It found nothing. I feel better already *lol*.

Spycop's webpage has a faq section that is informative. They also encourage users to write them if they have questions the faq doesn't cover. It's refreshing to see a company which distributes freeware offer to be so helpful!

If you're wondering whether your boss or spouse are spying on you, try SpyCop Free.

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Angelene

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