Spyware Doctor 9.0.0.888 for Windows

by PC Tools

Avg. Rating 2.9 (362 votes)

File Details

File Size 3.7 MB
License Shareware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 54,431
Publisher PC Tools
Homepage Spyware Doctor

Publisher's Description

Spyware Doctor is an advanced adware and spyware removal utility that detects and cleans thousands of potential spyware, ad ware, trojans, keyloggers, spy ware cookies, trackware, spybots and other malware from your PC. This tool allows you to remove, ignore or quarantine identified Spyware. It also has an OnGuard system to immunize and protect your system against hundreds of privacy threats as you work. By performing a fast detection at Windows start-up you will be alerted with a list of the potential threats identified.

Latest Reviews

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v8.0.0.654 on Jun 1, 2011

worst pos ever made
make sure to un-install

AceDublB

AceDublB reviewed v8.0.0.606 on Oct 17, 2010

Spyware Doctor & AV caused my computer to slow to an absolute crawl, over 15 minutes to start up, 5 minutes to load a web page. The worst piece of software c**p ever and to think I wasted $60 and they supposedly do automatic renewals.
I thought there was a problem when I did the Ctrl-Alt-Del Processes and saw pctsdgui.exe using 80% of my CPU when the program wasn't even running.
Removed SD and my PC is back to normal. Over a month of pure hell wondering was was going on.
I will reload every week or so but will never, ever have that piece of garbage on my computer again.

craigun

craigun reviewed v8.0.0.606 on Sep 27, 2010

Yes, this is a resource hog and slow. Not recommended!

scliew

scliew reviewed v7.0.0.545 on Jul 3, 2010

I created Fileforum account in order to kick this fuxx a** Spyware Doctor.

It is very slow when scanning file although it is good.

I got latest version and 2.6G with 3G DDR800.

I can't even browse internet due to this lagging. My Chrome and Firefox freeze and need to wait very wrong to show any webpage.
My FarmHelper for Facebook even not do its job due to the lag. After disable it, it start to work. What the hell...

What an amazing software... Huh, It worth 1 star. IMAO

Now trying CountrySpy. Scanning OK but don't know the effect.

Modelguy

Modelguy reviewed v7.0.0.543 on Mar 25, 2010

This is total crap. I paid $60.00 for multi pc coverage. One day I'm told I have to update my version. When I did it, the program shut my laptop down completely. Glacial processing, refused to open other programs. By the Grace of God, I made it to the Control Panel and ripped thie pig from my c drive.
I've tried numerous times to log in to pctools to complain, but they won't rec. my password, say they/ve sent me a new one, but never have. I'm considering driving to their HQ and kicking someone's ass!

JustForMyMemory

JustForMyMemory reviewed v7.0.0.538 on Feb 16, 2010

it is amazing spyware-doctor with me, the only twice things suck are HAVE TO BUY TO CLEAN ALL and EXTREMELY SLOW performance on MODERN MACHINES

LakotaElf

LakotaElf reviewed v7.0.0.538 on Feb 16, 2010

Did not like this at all, needs work, removed it from my computer, slows everything down. Avoid it, there are other programs out there that are much better than this.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v7.0.0.538 on Feb 16, 2010

made my dual core 3 ghz system very slow....
avoid this program like the plague it is

bobad

bobad reviewed v2010 7.0.0.514 on Dec 17, 2009

Nice GUI, seems to work in some cases.

I have to wonder about this program and all the "fake antivirus" programs out there. When you do a search for the fake AV programs such as "Security Tool", (noting more than a trojan), all sorts of pages come up that suspiciously link to Spyware Doctor. If I didn't know better, I would say there's a symbiotic relationship going on. Try it! Do a search for "Security Tool", "System Security malware", "Spyware Guard", or any other fake AV. You will find several links
describing the malware, and links to Spyware Doctor embedded! Coincidence? I really don't know, but it looks suspicious to me!

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v2010 7.0.0.514 on Dec 15, 2009

I just switched to Counterspy, this one is gone totally wrong.
BTW.. Counterspy is also a memory vampire, but at least it has a good detection and it runs fine on 7, just make sure you run it once a while and disable it including its service when not running.
Oh, this one gets 2 stars for its good detection, that's all

Avg. Rating 2.9 (362 votes)
Your Rating
CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v8.0.0.654 on Jun 1, 2011

worst pos ever made
make sure to un-install

AceDublB

AceDublB reviewed v8.0.0.606 on Oct 17, 2010

Spyware Doctor & AV caused my computer to slow to an absolute crawl, over 15 minutes to start up, 5 minutes to load a web page. The worst piece of software c**p ever and to think I wasted $60 and they supposedly do automatic renewals.
I thought there was a problem when I did the Ctrl-Alt-Del Processes and saw pctsdgui.exe using 80% of my CPU when the program wasn't even running.
Removed SD and my PC is back to normal. Over a month of pure hell wondering was was going on.
I will reload every week or so but will never, ever have that piece of garbage on my computer again.

craigun

craigun reviewed v8.0.0.606 on Sep 27, 2010

Yes, this is a resource hog and slow. Not recommended!

scliew

scliew reviewed v7.0.0.545 on Jul 3, 2010

I created Fileforum account in order to kick this fuxx a** Spyware Doctor.

It is very slow when scanning file although it is good.

I got latest version and 2.6G with 3G DDR800.

I can't even browse internet due to this lagging. My Chrome and Firefox freeze and need to wait very wrong to show any webpage.
My FarmHelper for Facebook even not do its job due to the lag. After disable it, it start to work. What the hell...

What an amazing software... Huh, It worth 1 star. IMAO

Now trying CountrySpy. Scanning OK but don't know the effect.

Modelguy

Modelguy reviewed v7.0.0.543 on Mar 25, 2010

This is total crap. I paid $60.00 for multi pc coverage. One day I'm told I have to update my version. When I did it, the program shut my laptop down completely. Glacial processing, refused to open other programs. By the Grace of God, I made it to the Control Panel and ripped thie pig from my c drive.
I've tried numerous times to log in to pctools to complain, but they won't rec. my password, say they/ve sent me a new one, but never have. I'm considering driving to their HQ and kicking someone's ass!

JustForMyMemory

JustForMyMemory reviewed v7.0.0.538 on Feb 16, 2010

it is amazing spyware-doctor with me, the only twice things suck are HAVE TO BUY TO CLEAN ALL and EXTREMELY SLOW performance on MODERN MACHINES

LakotaElf

LakotaElf reviewed v7.0.0.538 on Feb 16, 2010

Did not like this at all, needs work, removed it from my computer, slows everything down. Avoid it, there are other programs out there that are much better than this.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v7.0.0.538 on Feb 16, 2010

made my dual core 3 ghz system very slow....
avoid this program like the plague it is

bobad

bobad reviewed v2010 7.0.0.514 on Dec 17, 2009

Nice GUI, seems to work in some cases.

I have to wonder about this program and all the "fake antivirus" programs out there. When you do a search for the fake AV programs such as "Security Tool", (noting more than a trojan), all sorts of pages come up that suspiciously link to Spyware Doctor. If I didn't know better, I would say there's a symbiotic relationship going on. Try it! Do a search for "Security Tool", "System Security malware", "Spyware Guard", or any other fake AV. You will find several links
describing the malware, and links to Spyware Doctor embedded! Coincidence? I really don't know, but it looks suspicious to me!

ballyhairs

ballyhairs reviewed v2010 7.0.0.514 on Dec 15, 2009

I just switched to Counterspy, this one is gone totally wrong.
BTW.. Counterspy is also a memory vampire, but at least it has a good detection and it runs fine on 7, just make sure you run it once a while and disable it including its service when not running.
Oh, this one gets 2 stars for its good detection, that's all

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v7.0.0.508 on Oct 20, 2009

Made my system way too slow....

I have 3 ghz dual core with 2 gigs ram

craigun

craigun reviewed v7.0.0.508 on Oct 16, 2009

This WILL slow your system down. Give Iobit Security 360 a shot, it has real time protection too and it's free.

johnusa

johnusa reviewed v6.1.0.447 on Jul 28, 2009

Extremely slow.
It maybe effective at cleaning spyware, but it is not a keeper as it brings even a fast PC to its knees.
PC Tools must and should work on this program to lighten its load and speed up its operation and needed resources.

tjp26

tjp26 reviewed v6.0.1.441 on Jun 7, 2009

It works at finding spyware but is a resource hog. If/when you install it plan on waiting forever to get it up and running. I wish there wash some configuration information so I could configure the services to use less resources.

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v6.0.1.441 on Apr 20, 2009

Well, occasionally it will find a tracking cookie, and this is probably the best anti-spyware there is right now, but in the version just previous to this release there was a conflict with Avira Antivir Premium where half way through a full SD scan Avira would pop up a couple of warning messages referring to two files in the SD folder- weird. Anyway, I uninstalled it. Probably works fine with ESET.

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