Anti-Spyware Solution for Your PC
The following anti-spyware solutions are for PCs running the Windows operating system. ITS recommends the following anti-spyware solutions for your PC depending on where and who owns the computer. Unlike anti-virus software, you may install more then one anti-spyware program on your computer. With two programs, one would catch spyware that the other misses. In most cases, a combination of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) and SUPERAntiSpyware has proven to be very effective in cleaning out spyware.
For UH faculty/staff using a UH owned computer
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 with patch 10
ITS has site-licensed this anti-virus with integrated anti-spyware software for UH campus computers (purchased with UH funding and/or UH decaled). The software may be downloaded from http://www.hawaii.edu/software
This license also covers one personal home computer for UH faculty, staff and students.
For all non-UH owned computers (UH students and affiliates; UH faculty/staff personal home computers)
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM)
Application removes malware. It is not designed to replace anti-virus software. The free version is for personal use on home computers. For business or institutional computers, please purchase a business license.
Software detects and removes spyware, adware, Trojan Horses, rogue security software, computer worms, rootkits, parasites and other potentially harmful software applications. It is not designed to replace anti-virus software. The free edition does not include real-time blocking or scheduled scanning.
Microsoft Windows Defender
Software detects and removes spyware and adware. It is not designed to replace anti-virus software. It is included and enabled by default in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.