What are the best spy detection tools?

asked by Leon Elhauge
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14 solutions
  1. 28

    #1mSpy

    mSpy
    mSpy is an application for legal monitoring purposes. It allows users to keep track of computers and mobile devices. This is ideal for homes to protect family members or an office set up for observing employees.
    Apps

    Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    $26.99- Varies by plan

    Walter Mason
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "It's a sad day when we have to consider invading our children's privacy with monitoring apps like Mspy. Who really wants to know every thought their child has about them? And yet, the dangers are real, so what's a parent to do? This App is pretty powerful, but depending on what device you have, it may require some serious hacking to get it operational. So it's not exactly easy to use, though if you trust the company enough, it seems they're more than willing to do that for you. But there are downsides, such as the suggestion not to update your iOS version!"
  2. 25

    #2FlexiSPY

    FlexiSPY

    FlexiSPY is a software that allows users to monitor all activities of a smartphone or a computer. It can access internet activities, track locations, record and listen to calls and more. It offers over 150 features that users can avail of.

    Apps

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    $68- Varies by plan

    Eugene Nelson
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "I have a child, and this software helps me to keep him safe, allowing me to listen to his phone calls. I don't like spying on him, I feel it's wrong, but I would do anything to protect him, so I will try to not listen too much to my consciousness, and to focus on his sake."
  3. 25

    #3Spybot - Search & Destroy

    Spybot - Search & Destroy
    Spybot - Search & Destroy is an antivirus protection software developed by Spybot. It protects your pcs against harmful viruses and malware, such as trojan.
    Software

    Windows

    $15.99- Varies by plan

    Maricela Alonso
    Written on December 22, 2017
    "I did not use Spybot after I downloaded it. I was curious about it after a friend mentioned it but became reluctant in using since it was new."
  1. 22

    #4Malwarebytes

    Malwarebytes

    MalwareBytes is an anti-malware and virus cleaner software that detects and blocks malicious scams and suspicious sites that threaten to destabilize a user's security. The app blocks scams like phishing as well as ransomware.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Grace Collins
    Written on December 20, 2017
    "This is a great malware remover app. It will run a check, and remove anything malicious within minutes."
  2. 18

    #5Internet Security: Online Protection From Computer Hacking

    Internet Security: Online Protection From Computer Hacking

    This is a basic guide for the average computer user on how to protect themselves online. Find out how to protect yourself, your privacy and security, and the security of your children. Protect your privacy now.

    Books

    Check price

    Katherine Moreno
    Written on December 26, 2017
    "I wanted to see if anyone was hacking me, and this guide really gives you a run down on how to protect yourself."
  3. 16

    #6[TUTORIAL] How to find if someone hacked your computer

    [TUTORIAL] How to find if someone hacked your computer

    Computertech251 is a YouTube channel that provides online tutorials and tips on different computers subjects. Such as, Programming, hacking and maintaining a computer. This tutorial shows you how to find whether your computer has been hacked or if it has a virus.

    Videos

    Free

    Charvi Patel
    Written on December 24, 2017
    "What the the best spy detection tools currently are is what I was searching for. I found How to Find if someone hacked your computer, which lets me know if the computer has been hacked or if it has a virus instead."
  4. 15

    #7AVG Antivirus

    AVG Antivirus
    Complete, quick and efficient, AVG is a security tool with plenty of features and a friendly interface.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    César Caballero
    Written on December 20, 2017
    "AVG is a cool free antivirus. The free version has just basic stuff but it is enough to protect a personal computer. Additional features require a paid subscription but in my experience (not just with AVG, but with other similar products as well) you won't need them on a home computer."
  5. 13

    #8[TUTORIAL] 10 best anti-hacking software to protect your Windows 10 run PC from hackers

    [TUTORIAL] 10 best anti-hacking software to protect your Windows 10 run PC from hackers

    This article brings to you the best anti-hacking software that one can use in Windows 10. These tips help you protect your PC better and make it difficult if not impossible for hackers to access your computer.

    Articles

    Free

    Jose Gordon
    Written on December 26, 2017
    "This isn't more so an application as it is a nice little list to follow for those looking for the best options to avoid being hacked. As a matter of fact, I use some of these apps."
  6. 12

    #9Bitdefender Security & Antivirus

    Bitdefender Security & Antivirus
    Bitdefender is a security app that offers a flawless malware protection BUT you can't schedule malware scans. Apart from that, it is well worth it.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free

    Concepción Jímenez
    Written on December 24, 2017
    "This is not a very good spy detector. I purposefully installed some spyware and ran this, didn't find it!"
  7. 9

    #10Avast Antivirus

    Avast Antivirus

    Avast Antivirus is a malware and virus protection software with on-the-cloud scanning processes. It alerts users when spyware or adware-infected apps pose a threat to their devices.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Madison Webb
    Written on December 22, 2017
    "I have used avast free antivirus for over 7 years now. I feel this is by far the best virus protection out there. I used to get a virus at least once a year that was so bad that I would need to completely redue my computer or laptop. Since I started using Avast, I have not had that. I even install it on my phone, you can not beat the security for free. I recommend it to all my family and friends. "
  8. 7

    #11[TUTORIAL] How to Protect Your Computer from Hackers, Spyware and Viruses

    [TUTORIAL] How to Protect Your Computer from Hackers, Spyware and Viruses

    Online Tech Tips is a blog that provides readers with daily computer tutorials, technology news, software reviews, and personal computing tips. This article contains the necessary steps to avoid hackers, viruses & malware from your computer.

    Articles

    Free

    Bruce Perez
    Written on December 14, 2017
    "A growing concern every year is new spyware, malware, and viruses. With so many new ways of hacking, it is hardly easy to keep data safe any longer. Most people think that virus programs will stop this, but they can only do so much. Keeping up to date is just as important and there are other efficient ways to protect against hacks as well. This article by online-tech-tips gives some great tips and instructions for protecting your information. I recommend following this article to at least mitigate some damage before you are possibly hacked."
  9. 5

    #12Privacy Scanner

    Privacy Scanner

    Privacy Scanner is an app that provides free mobile spy protection for your smartphone. It allows you to see if you are being spied on by detecting parental control, surveillance apps, and more.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ryan Wagner
    Written on December 24, 2017
    "This app claims to do many of the things I'd expect from this search. It has a good user reivew score, with many reviews as well."
  10. 4

    #13Windows Defender for Windows 10

    Windows Defender for Windows 10

    The Microsoft Security Essentials are exactly that: the essential protection you need to install on your Windows operative system. Windows Defender for Windows 10 is the first option you should try if you want to protect your computer. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Patrick Weber
    Written on December 25, 2017
    "Very comprehensive software for scanning my computer for unwanted spyware."
  11. 1

    #14[TUTORIAL] 11 easy tips to secure your Mac against hackers

    [TUTORIAL] 11 easy tips to secure your Mac against hackers

    HACKREAD is a News Platform that centers on InfoSec, Cyber Crime, Privacy, Surveillance and Hacking News with full-scale reviews on Social Media Platforms & Technology trends. This article provides some tips to make your Mac a bit more secure.

    Articles

    Free

    Jeffrey Hayes
    Written on December 20, 2017
    "This website has nothing to do with detecting spies. All hackers aren't spies at all, and all spies aren't hackers. I don't think this website will help you detect spies at all, only help with your security against hacking."

Summary

Best What are the best spy detection tools
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1mSpyApps 28 Paid
2FlexiSPYApps 25 Paid
3Spybot - Search & DestroySoftware 25 Paid
4MalwarebytesSoftware 22 Free
5Internet Security: Online Protection From Computer HackingBooks 18 Paid
6[TUTORIAL] How to find if someone hacked your computerVideos 16 Free
7AVG AntivirusSoftware 15 Free
8[TUTORIAL] 10 best anti-hacking software to protect your Windows 10 run PC from hackersArticles 13 Free
9Bitdefender Security & AntivirusSoftware 12 Free
10Avast AntivirusSoftware 9 Free
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