Sunbelt CounterSpy 2.0 review: Sunbelt CounterSpy 2.0

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CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars Excellent
  • Overall: 8.0
  • Setup and interface: 8.0
  • Features: 8.0
  • Performance: 8.0
  • Service and support: 8.0
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The Good CounterSpy is inexpensive, scored well on CNET tests, has an intuitive interface, and offers more features than other antispyware apps on the market.

The Bad CounterSpy requires a reboot with some updates.

The Bottom Line Sunbelt CounterSpy 2.0 distinguished itself in a crowded field by providing a clean, institutive interface and great test results.

CNET Editors' Choice Dec '07

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In its first appearance, CounterSpy was the only antispyware product that correctly identified every piece of spyware in our current active-detection test. It did very well in active scanning, on-demand detection, and complete spyware removal. We also like its overall look and feel. CounterSpy also costs less than the competition (although it's not free, $20 is hard to beat), and includes antivirus protection, as well. Thus, we feel confident in awarding Sunbelt CounterSpy 2.0 our latest Editors' Choice for best antispyware product.

CounterSpy lists for $19.95 for a single user ($44.25 for three users) and runs on Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. A full-function 15-day free trial is available and, unlike some other antispyware apps, the CounterSpy trial both detects and removes any spyware it finds. After our download, CounterSpy asked us to download an update, which subsequently required a reboot, a relatively minor annoyance.


CounterSpy offers a clean, intuitive interface that should please novices and advanced users alike.

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Sunbelt CounterSpy 2.0

Part Number: P410200D010 Released: Jul. 2, 2007
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Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Jul. 2, 2007
  • Category security applications
  • Compatibility PC