Both were run after a full day’s web browsing, Malwarebytes at the end of the day, Spyhunter immediately after power-up the next morning.
I was surprised that Malwarebytes found no threats at all.
Unlike Spyhunter, Malwarebytes produces a log of results, on which I was able to check this fairly surprising result.
Malwarebytes also records the total time taken – nearly five hours. Spyhunter doesn’t record the time taken, though it seemed to be roughly similar.
Spyhunter, on the other hand, detected 84 threats!
I have used Malwarebytes on one of my machines for some time, so I was surprised that it was less effective than Spyhunter.
Or appeared to be.
All of the threats found by Spyhunter were cookie trackers, which are not usually dangerous – but they are an intrusion upon my privacy, so I’m happy to see them go.
A number of them had been detected during the previous day’s scan, so it would be good if then my system could be inoculated against them.
- I shall report on other protection systems in due course, including the protection offered by Windows 8.1.