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Does F-PROT Antivirus provides protection against spyware/adware?

F-PROT Antivirus is an antivirus product so its focus on viral threats such as viruses, worms, trojans and harmful spyware. But F-PROT Antivirus also protects your computer against some other spyware and adware to a certain extent.

F-PROT Antivirus specifically scans for and disinfects spyware, adware and other potentially unwanted technologies that could potentially impair the security of your computer. These include spyware (narrow sense), unauthorized keyloggers, harmful adware, backdoors, botnets, droneware, unauthorized dialers, hijackers, rootkits, and hacker tools (including port scanners).

In version 6 of F-PROT Antivirus for Windows, you can enable the program to detect and report applications that may be unwanted. These applications are not viruses so F-PROT Antivirus for Windows will not remove them but they can generally be removed from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.

To set F-PROT Antivirus to report possible unwanted applications:
  1. Run F-PROT Antivirus
  2. Click the Virus scanners
  3. Under Advanced, select Settings
  4. Check Report possible unwanted applications

For complete spyware/adware protection, we recommend installing dedicated spyware/adware software as an addition to F-PROT Antivirus. Some popular spyware/adware software packages that work well with F-PROT Antivirus* can be found at the following websites:

These programs are distributed free of charge for personal users.

*FRISK Software can in no way be made responsible for material or programs viewed or downloaded from other web sites.

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