- 30 day refund policy
- Protects your computer from malware, spyware & adware attacks.
- Easiest antisypware program to use
- Technical Support via Phone
- Full Scan takes a little longer than some
Stopzilla provides solid protection against spyware and other malware as all the infections found on the test machine were eliminated. Downloaded by over 15 million and it’s easy to use.
Ease of Use:
The Stopzilla interface feels a little cluttered but despite this it’s easy to use. The majority of computer users will have no problems interacting with this program as its primary tasks of scanning for Spyware and removing it are made easy by the big “Start Scan Now” button on the home tab, you can’t miss it – just click it and Stopzilla goes to work scanning your computer for malware infections.
When the scan is finished, if any infections are found just click the “Remove” button to tell Stopzilla to remove the infection – pretty simple huh?
The right side contains settings and information relating to the current menu item selected on the left, on the left is 7 tabs (or menu options) which are:
- Scan for Spyware
- Real-Time Protection
- Pop-up protection
Click ‘Download Trial‘ on the left of this page;
The Stopzilla download page will open up;
- Click ‘Save‘ and it will download to your computer ;
Note: The file is about 381Kb
Click on the Stopzilla installer file you downloaded;
Click run and it will start downloading the latest version of Stopzilla; (about 14.82 MB)
Then you are presented with two options ‘Quick Install’ or ‘Custom Install’, choose ‘Quick Install’.
Read END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT;
Click I Agree;
Click next and it starts installing, after about 1 minute a screen pops-up that say ‘loading components that will remove Spyware from your computer…’, It then Starts STOPzilla service, Checks for Latest Updates, Activates Real-Time Enforcers and Launches Spyware Scan.
It then presents you with an option asking if you want to reboot now so STOPzilla can scan your computer.
- The computer reboots and it scans for malicious spyware and other infections.
Spyware and adware protection
that’s detects, prevents and removes:
- ActiveX Controls
- Browser Hijacking
- Registry Infection / Damage
- Tracking Cookies
Stopzilla also has:
- Automatic Updates
- Detailed Reporting
- Backup and restore utility
- Scan Scheduling
- Free Support
Detection, Performance and Removal Effectiveness:
Stopzilla took around 30 odd minutes to perform a full scan (scan times will vary depending your computer configuration e.g. the more files you have on your computer the longer it will take).
On the test machine detected all 161 infections such as Spyware, Dialers, Trojans…etc
Stopzilla required us to restart after removing the infections
Stopzilla will run in the background and provide real time protection so you are not vulnerable to spyware or other such computer pests.
Automatically updates itself with the latest threat definitions so you have the most up-to-date protection
Did not slow the computer down (no negative performance impact)
Don’t take my word for it, West Coast Labs an independent and professional organization tested Stopzilla and gave to a Checkmark Certification which basically means it effectively protects against spyware and adware.
- When an infection is removed a backup is made, so if something goes wrong (unlikely, but good to know) you can revert back to before you made the change.
Help and Support:
- Live chat via there website;
- Phone Support (toll-free);
- Email Support;
- Online Knowledgebase (FAQs);
- A help guide built into the program; (Manual)
The word on the grapevine is that Stopzilla has really great support for example I have heard that if you send an email they have been known to respond within the hour.
West Coast Labs Checkmark;
Downloaded by over 15 million people;
Top Ten Reviews – April, 2009 – "STOPzilla is a powerful anti-spyware software, working as a protective shield and proactive realtime malware scanner. STOPzilla has all the essential tools, with additional features and a slick interface."
Bright Hub – May, 2009 – "STOPzilla is an excellent product that offers great protection at a great price. Five thumbs up! Highly recommended!"
- cnet/Download.com – November, 18th 2005 – "[STOPzilla] blocked all the Spyware in our testing"
30 days money-back guarantee
Stopzilla is one of the most powerful anti-spyware packages on the market. It has an easy to use interface, it’s cheap, it has all the support features you need like technical support over the phone.
Stopzilla even has a good industry reputation (downloaded by 15 million), it removed all the infections found on the test machine – a top performer in the anti-spyware market.