Iolo Technologies, makers of a line of computer tools, has launched a new resource – Spython.com. This new online resource offers the latest spyware information, news, and details about new and existing forms of spyware. Iolo Technologies’ latest PC tool kit, System Mechanic 5, includes Spython (yes – same name as the online spyware resource web site) which automatically detects and removes these dangerous PC parasites.
System Mechanic was not included in a June 2004, PC World anti-spyware rating but Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware and Spybot Search & Destroy were rated the best anti-spyware programs.
System Mechanic Professional integrates anti-virus protection technology from Kaspersky Labs, an information security software developer, protecting users against viruses, hackers, e-mail worms, and Internet threats; eliminates dangerous spyware and malware parasites. System Mechanic also finds and fixes stubborn errors, cleans up junk and debris, and maintains computers for peak performance.
With so many competing anti-spyware products available I asked iolos Chief Information Officer Scott Yenor (pictured) how buyers can best know which technology is best for them. He advises that when shopping for a spyware solution, it is important to consider two factors: quality of the product and the level of customer service and support provided.
Spython, the spyware tool included with System Mechanic, was built to provide a fast and reliable solution to spyware problems. Additionally, the spyware scanner can be scheduled to run automatically, providing unattended spyware removal. The level of support a company offers is also important. iolo technologies provides free e-mail and phone support to both customers and potential customers.
I would also like to point out that one of the most common techniques employed by spyware developers is to add their application to Windows’ start-up configuration so it will start automatically with Windows. To combat this, System Mechanic 5 provides an additional tool called Startup Guard. Startup Guard acts as a proactive firewall to Windows start-up configuration, effectively protecting users from rogue spyware