In this 2020 update of our STOPzilla review, we aim to give you all the details you need about this antivirus and anti-malware software. Please are also asking if there's a free trial – we'll clarify about that here.
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STOPzilla has been around for quite some time now. Originally just an Internet Explorer pop-up blocker for browsers, it now has newer versions that make it a little more than just a pop-up blocker. It first appeared in 2001 with emphasis initially on blocking unwanted ads and pop-ups. Six years later (in 2007), version 5.0 had already evolved into a complete solution to remove spyware. It also already protected against phishing attacks, root kits, adware and spyware. Plus, it also wiped away the entire history of your browser and cleans out cookies.
These days, it is important to get the right information when it comes to protecting your system. This is true whether it is your smart phone, tablet or personal computer we are talking about. With all the advanced techniques out there, getting a good system that keeps your passwords intact while protecting you from malware and spyware should be the first thing anybody does the first time they plan to get online with a new gadget.
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The features I happened to like about STOPzilla include the fact that it is made in the USA, which tells me all the top standards and manufacturing safety requirements were probably met. Its antivirus technology is a premiere product competitive in today's industry. It is your first primary defense against threats like malware and viruses. Powered by one of the market's first engines for AntiSpyware and AntiMalware, you get top protection with it. The South Florida-based security solution iS3 Inc backs your Android-base devices and PC when you use this product.
The beautifully functional user interface is free of any sort of drama, which I liked. After the first scan on the procedure of installation, there are 4 different types of scans you can choose from. There is a chart that comes in really handy when you want to know which scan is the one you should use. You can even conveniently schedule a scanning task to happen when you want it.
The application's page called Spyware Scan delineates clearly the difference between doing three (3) different types of scan according to your preference:
You can also decide to select custom scans but generally, the choices predefined for you tend to suffice. For scheduled scans, there are somewhat limited options. You can exactly schedule one type of scan on a weekly or a daily basis. There is a great looking interface on the app which happens to be more than just a pretty face.
After trying it out on my own system, I find that that it worked most effectively against the milder samples of malware. It whacked all of the rogue utilities of anti-spyware as well as most of the spyware samples and most of the adware. You will also like the fact that STOPzilla happened to be really speedy. It took just ten to twelve (10-12) minutes to scan my standard clean system fully.
It took thirty (30) minutes for Spy Sweeper for a full scan for virus and spyware on the same system.
If you want a quick, speedy, drama-free malware scanner that really gets rid of all your PC malware, STOPzilla is the one to get. On the other hand, I seemed to notice that some samples of trojan horses and half the root kit seemed to pass through unnoticed on the scanner. Compared to other scanners for malware, this one is one of the fastest. Where most other brands take a minimum of half an hour to do a complete scan, this one took a mere twelve (12) minutes, tops.