|Product:||F-PROT Antivirus for Windows|
Please note that version 6 of F-PROT Antivirus for Windows has been released. We recommend that all Home, Corporate and Mail Server users of version 3 of F-PROT Antivirus for Windows upgrade their program to the newest version as soon as possible.
|Does F-PROT Antivirus provide protection against spyware/adware?|
As F-PROT Antivirus is by its nature an antivirus product, it focuses on viral threats such as viruses, worms, trojans and harmful spyware.
In addition F-PROT Antivirus does provide partial protection for your computer against some instances of spyware and adware, specifically any unwanted technologies that could potentially impair the security of your computer.
These include a small subset of spyware (those that harm or compromise the security of your computer), unauthorized keyloggers, harmful adware, backdoors, botnets, droneware, unauthorized dialers, hijackers, rootkits, and hacker tools (including port scanners).
Version 6 of F-PROT Antivirus for Windows can detect and report these unwanted applications. As these applications are not viruses, F-PROT Antivirus for Windows will not remove them. They can be removed from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.To set F-PROT Antivirus to 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.See also: