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Double Anti-Spy Professional Review

The anti-spyware niche and the security software niche in general are crowded with lots of companies competing with their software programs for market share.

It is difficult to get a foothold in the market even with a good product as other factors as the product's effectiveness play a role in the market.

Double Anti-Spy Professional is an anti-spyware software for the Windows operating system. It's main feature that sets it apart from other anti-spyware programs is the use of two spyware engines to scan and protect the computer system.

Experienced users may know this concept for example from the online virus scanner Virustotal or the security software Hitman Pro which also utilize multiple engines to achieve better results.

The main reason for multiple engines is a better hit ratio as no single detection engine will catch 100% of malicious software.

The focus of Double Anti-Spy Professional is a complete spyware protection of computer systems running the Microsoft Windows operating system. This includes protection against spyware and adware but also against other forms of malware including backdoors, computer bots and trojans.

The installation of the anti-spyware software and the interface of the program have been designed with ease of use in mind.

Double Anti-Spy Professional Review

The program will always start up with the status report window which will display relevant information like the date and time of the last scan, the freshness of the definition files or the results of the last scan. The four buttons on the left side are used to switch between sections of the software.

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Double Anti-Spy Professional can perform three types of scans: A quick scan that will only scan important locations, a full scan to scan all files and locations and a custom scan that the user can define individually.

A full system scan is recommended after installation and updating the definitions to find all traces of spyware that might be located on the computer system.

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The anti-spyware software protects the computer system from spyware that tries to attack the PC. It does so by actively monitoring the system for suspicious files. The depth and level of protection can be configured in the Active Defense section of the program.

Here it is possible to configure the active defense and email defense settings to block and quarantine files and software before it can become a threat. Email defense works with several popular desktop email clients including Microsoft Outlook, Windows Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird.

The very same menu can also be used to schedule scans and add programs and files to a whitelist or blacklist.

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The fourth and final tab Settings can be used to configure the different scans that Double Anti-Spy Professional can perform, set the update check interval, configure a proxy server and scan optimizer or disable Windows Explorer automatically if it is running on the system to avoid compatibility problems.

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Now, how good is the anti-spyware software? Avanquest show test results conducted by AV-Test on their homepage which tested Double Anti-Spyware Pro against PC Tools Spyware Doctor and Webroot Spy Sweeper. Other tests have not been published yet and it is not even possible to find the AV-Test results anywhere on the Internet. But what about the two engines that the security software is using? According to users on some web forums the program is using the engines of Outpost AntiSpyware + VIPRE (CounterSpy) which both did receive good reviews and recommendations.

Update: The software is using the following engines: Double Anti-Spy includes Sunbelt's VIPRE (Engine A) + Outpost AntiSpyware combined with Virus Buster SDK (Engine B)

Verdict:

Double Anti-Spy Professional utilizes two scanning engines from respected companies to protect the computer against spyware which makes it more effective. Resource usage was a bit high on a Windows 7 test system if the window of the program was active (about 80 Megabytes). The program itself is compatible with Windows XP and 32-bit or 64-bit editions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. More information are available at the Double Anti-Spy Professional homepage.

Update: The Double Anti-Spy Professional is offline, and it is not clear at this point in time whether that is due to technical issues or a permanent thing. We have removed the link to the website from the article, and suggest you check out other anti-malware applications in the meantime.

The program is no longer available. We suggest you use free alternatives such as Malwarebytes instead

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  1. Aniraj said on November 5, 2009 at 11:41 am
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    Thanks a lot for the information.

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  2. ArpitNext said on November 5, 2009 at 11:55 am
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    Hi. Would love to use this tool

  3. Bernard said on November 5, 2009 at 11:57 am
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    Hi

    Yes, would like to have a licence, please

    And thanks for all the good work

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  5. m said on November 5, 2009 at 12:06 pm
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    I’d like one

  6. Francesco D'Accico said on November 5, 2009 at 12:09 pm
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  7. rollom said on November 5, 2009 at 12:26 pm
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  8. Matt Matthews said on November 5, 2009 at 12:30 pm
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    I would like to try this. Always a brilliant read with very useful tips

  9. Igor said on November 5, 2009 at 12:37 pm
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    Would surely like to win this one :-)

  10. rob said on November 5, 2009 at 1:06 pm
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    this would be good, so sign me up.

  11. allen said on November 5, 2009 at 1:07 pm
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    Nice review , the best anti spyware program there is.

  12. Simakuutio said on November 5, 2009 at 1:19 pm
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    This could be handy. I have several others for same purpose so I don’t mind if I don’t win anything…

  13. Gordon Wood said on November 5, 2009 at 1:37 pm
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    Would love to try it.

  14. rivas said on November 5, 2009 at 1:48 pm
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    Seems to be a pretty useful program. Count me in your list of potential winners.
    Thanks.

  15. forberg said on November 5, 2009 at 2:10 pm
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    Is there any way of getting one copy of this antispyware tool..? If so I would like to get it.

  16. paulus said on November 5, 2009 at 2:12 pm
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    I really want to give this a try. Nice offer again.

  17. 26Dolphins said on November 5, 2009 at 2:12 pm
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    Hi Martin.
    Sounds like a great find.
    Please, count me in.

    Thanks for everything.

  18. ex. said on November 5, 2009 at 2:21 pm
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    Always interested in testing the latest security offerings…would like to test it out.

  19. Danny said on November 5, 2009 at 2:21 pm
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    This looks cool!

    You can sign me up.

  20. Farrell said on November 5, 2009 at 2:27 pm
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    Thanks for the great work you do for us!

  21. Scott said on November 5, 2009 at 2:53 pm
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    Looks good! MalwareBytes’ AntiMalware works pretty well, but I’m always eager to find something better. Thanks!

  22. Linu said on November 5, 2009 at 3:05 pm
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    Hello, would like to be part of this giveaway. Thanks.

  23. Trevor said on November 5, 2009 at 3:12 pm
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    Never won a thing and this is sorely needed.

    btw, your rss feeds have provided so many interesting items for me. Thank you all!

  24. themaster said on November 5, 2009 at 3:40 pm
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    Visit here every day ,count me in.

  25. Wim said on November 5, 2009 at 3:48 pm
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    I would love one, keep up the good work

  26. Thunder-man said on November 5, 2009 at 4:08 pm
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    Nice review, i like to win a licence.

  27. BadLuckLuke said on November 5, 2009 at 4:25 pm
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    I like the concept of the two spyware engines in a one single remover.
    I also like Doble Anti-Spy’s interface so… I ‘d love to win one!!!

  28. shemesh said on November 5, 2009 at 4:39 pm
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    It is very good.I need it.

  29. rachamim said on November 5, 2009 at 4:45 pm
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    I need it.Can you send me one.

    You are big site.

  30. kvanger said on November 5, 2009 at 4:47 pm
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    Sounds interesting… put me in the pot.. thanks!

  31. Aang said on November 5, 2009 at 4:49 pm
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    Cool, count me in. I hope this one is better then mine..

  32. torchbearer said on November 5, 2009 at 4:50 pm
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    Wanna join your lottery if you don’t mind. Antivirus & Antispyware programs are my weak points.

  33. jonnimar said on November 5, 2009 at 5:01 pm
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    I’m in…love to have one…Thanks

  34. Limin Shao said on November 5, 2009 at 5:04 pm
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    I hope to win the award, and thanks for your decent work.

  35. admon said on November 5, 2009 at 5:09 pm
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    Since most of us are going to uninstall IObit security soon, Double Anti-Spy Professional seems to be the right replacement for me. So I would like to get one key.

    Best regards,

  36. Jay said on November 5, 2009 at 6:07 pm
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    Looks interesting

  37. 26Dolphins said on November 5, 2009 at 6:11 pm
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    Hi Martin & everyone else.

    Martin, the link you provided for more info, is marked red by WOT, with a commend of it being a rogue program (http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/doubleantispy.com). There’s also a lot of controversial/ negative talk on forums (should say fora). But it’s also mentioned/ revied on respectable sites.

    What gives?

    1. Martin said on November 5, 2009 at 6:18 pm
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      Well it is not a rogue software. You might want to contact WOT directly to see why it got that rating.

  38. HNicolai said on November 5, 2009 at 6:20 pm
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    I’m not sure how good this really is, but I will give it a try.

    Btw, your gonna have a “Christmas giveaway” again, right?

    1. Martin said on November 5, 2009 at 6:21 pm
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      HNicolai, yes we will :)

  39. Dwayne said on November 5, 2009 at 7:04 pm
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    Is it ok to run this application by itself? (no other security software eg.antivirus software)

    I’d love to try it :)

  40. r5t634 said on November 5, 2009 at 7:33 pm
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    i don’t stand a chance

  41. Jerry Chance said on November 5, 2009 at 7:52 pm
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    Definitely looks an interesting alternative to existing programs. Many may wonder whether there will be any conflict between ‘Double Anti-Spy Professional’ and similar programs that are already loaded onto individual computers.

    Along with other readers of ghacks.net , I would love the opportunity to give it a go! Many thanks

    Love, Light and Peace
    JC

  42. andresi said on November 5, 2009 at 7:56 pm
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    Count me in for this contest please. As for WOT, they are rogue website themselves, imho. How many good sites became “yellow” on WOT just because some spammers left negative comments behind just out of envy..?

  43. Brad said on November 5, 2009 at 8:13 pm
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    Sounds interesting. Please add me to the pool –

  44. Haakon said on November 5, 2009 at 8:14 pm
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    I’d like to try this one; enter me in the drawing. Thanks!!

    As for WOT, I use it for its Panda-based protection. Otherwise, its “community” is just another YouTube-like cesspool.

  45. John said on November 5, 2009 at 8:24 pm
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    I would like to enter for a license please.

    Currently use Nod32 as my primary defense.

  46. pouget said on November 5, 2009 at 8:46 pm
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    Nice chance to get paid program for free. Cheers!

  47. ha14 said on November 5, 2009 at 8:55 pm
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    Thanks for the contest and currently Double Anti-Spy Professional will help me to add it to my antivirus if I became lucky in this contest.Thanks.

  48. Cyclonus said on November 5, 2009 at 9:00 pm
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    A great review and a great program it appears to be.
    Count me in for the draw.

  49. Jim Carter said on November 5, 2009 at 9:09 pm
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    Excellent article. I had been intrigued by this product.

  50. Azziz said on November 5, 2009 at 9:38 pm
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    WOW it will be nice to try this antispyware. Good giveaway.

  51. Fredericmartin said on November 5, 2009 at 9:40 pm
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    Hi, it will be the first time that I heared about this new antispyware, an excellent opportunity.

  52. ra_sh said on November 5, 2009 at 9:45 pm
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    My computer will be very happy if i will get one copy and licenses for Double Anti-Spy Professional

  53. Diana said on November 5, 2009 at 9:57 pm
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    Hi, I would like to try this software.

  54. PaulCrousel said on November 5, 2009 at 10:04 pm
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    Count on me also in this contest. Thank you.

  55. Al said on November 5, 2009 at 10:10 pm
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    Sounds interesting, count me in. T.I.A.

  56. Pijus said on November 5, 2009 at 10:29 pm
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    lets try

  57. Nick said on November 5, 2009 at 11:33 pm
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    Only ever used free anti-spy tools, would be nice to try some of the commercial type

  58. Duncan said on November 6, 2009 at 12:26 am
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    I am a great believer in the more protection the better, so it would be great to get the opportunity to try this software. By the way thanks for the Ghacks site the information to be gleaned from here is fantastic.

  59. Mike Trudeau said on November 6, 2009 at 12:27 am
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    Haven’t heard much about this one before, but your article gives me confidence that it could do the job very nicely.

  60. Crodol said on November 6, 2009 at 3:28 am
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    Count me in on that one!
    Great offer

  61. ravez said on November 6, 2009 at 4:41 am
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    I would like to give it try..Pls count me in. Thanks

  62. sup said on November 6, 2009 at 6:40 am
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    This would do to protect my pc against spyware.

  63. Malakai said on November 6, 2009 at 3:11 pm
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    It looks really nice!

    It’ seems like a little approximation to a cloud antispyware. It is not in the cluod, but multiple services in one client is more or less the same. The concept of multiple engines in the same program is really cool and I hope it was very effective against the “bad guys”

  64. PaulCrousel said on November 6, 2009 at 7:54 pm
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    Hi

    Congrats to all winners

    The link privided dont let me to download the software.

    Sorry, You have exceeded your maximum number of downloads.
    Please contact us to have your download link reset.

    Please contact us for further information. css@avanquestusa.com

  65. awaiz said on November 10, 2009 at 7:07 am
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    thanx in advance it would be a pleasure if u can mail me one thanx in advance

  66. ya said on November 11, 2009 at 2:13 pm
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    nice going

  67. nava said on June 14, 2010 at 11:15 am
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    Hi..
    I would like to try!
    thanks

  68. woodshed said on June 14, 2010 at 11:53 am
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    Thanks for tha infomation would love to give this one a try-
    Thanks guys

  69. Richard said on December 14, 2010 at 10:41 pm
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    I like SuperAntiSpyware. Sign me up.

  70. belly said on December 26, 2010 at 11:19 am
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    Nice review , the best anti spyware program there is.

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