Max Secure Spyware Detector review, manual and guides

by Gabriel E. Hall - -

Max Secure Spyware Detector[1] is developed by Max secure software LTD in 2002, India. The company aims to provide users with advanced antivirus, security, and privacy software for both business and consumer markets.

This company develops products for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and BlackBerry.

Max Secure provides various of security application for Windows users including Max Total Security, Max Secure Internet Security, Max Secure Anti Virus Plus, Max PC Privacy, MX PX Safe, Max Folder Secure, Max AnonySurf. The company also develops PC optimization products, including MAX PC Booster, Max Internet Optimizer, Max RAM Optimizer, and Max Disk Defrag.  

Max Secure Spyware Detector offers users free and paid versions of the software. The premium version costs only $23.99 for a year per device. If you want to get protection for up to three devices, it will cost you $39.99. Users also get a 30-day money back guarantee.

This software is compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP – 32 and 64-bit versions. 

Pros Cons Verdict
Fast computer performance during the scan Very long installation process due to the memory scan We recommend this software to people who want average anti-malware protection for a lower price

Reasonable price

Mediocre virus detection rate

Doesn't require a lot of computer resources

Download and installation

If you decided to try out this software, you can download it from this page.

The whole package contains only 500 kb. Because of this, the download will be very fast and short. After you launch the installation file, the program will start to download the antivirus database. It will take some time, so be patient.

Installing the software is a standard procedure. In the middle of the installation, another pop-up window will appear and a memory scan will begin. You cannot finish the installation until the scan is not finished. It could take up to one hour to complete this task, so be patient.

Test results

Antivirus protection

Max Secure applies a world-class antivirus engine and protects the device against various types of malware and spyware.  Our researchers tested the demo version of the application.

The program should also block threats like activeX[2], cookies[3], and BHOs[4]. It offers live monitoring against IE home page hijacking[5], and it constantly monitors the system and win.ini file[6] changes, registry changes, tracking cookies and other processes.

Max Secure Spyware Detector also has a database of the most common pieces of spyware online. An update module enables users to update their spyware database every day.

After the first computer scan, the application found some issues with some threats. However, this a demo version of Max Secure Spyware Detector, so you won't be able to remove the detected threats.

Max Secure Spyware Detector is a free way to check whether your device is infected.

The system will advise you to buy the full version of the program and unlock the paid features. This type of business model is one of the most popular in the anti-virus software market and it is normal. On the other hand, you have the possibility of checking your computer’s health for free.

We tested this software on an infected computer with samples of spyware. This system didn’t find all the infected files, so it is not as good as the developer describes it.

There were 10 infected files, but the application found only 5 of them. That means 5 other spyware programs were left on the computer and could potentially harm it. This software could work better if it would be installed on a fresh and not infected copy of OS because it fights spyware but can’t remove it as well as it should.

Most viruses come from the Internet and make their way on the computer via websites and emails. Max Secure Spyware Detector lets you activate security shields that stop spyware from making changes on to your browser and system. This anti-malware program can scan incoming emails and monitor file associations in order to detect any changes caused by the spyware software.

Any of Max Secure applications were not tested by any of independent antivirus testings labs, so we do not know how the software would have been performed in the bigger test.  

Additional features

When it comes to extra feature set, the application offers Advanced Monitoring, System File Protection and Web Security features. It also provides users with Enhanced Malware Detection, Firewall, USB Manager, Protection against Ransomware, Advanced Blocking features, Active Monitoring that protects users privacy, Complete Malware Removal.

  • Anti-spyware and Anti-virus protection checks each website, email and files/registry on your system and blocks threats. It provides continuous automatic protection against new threats.

Max Secure blocks even advanced types of malware.

  • Advanced Firewall prevents unauthorized access to your computer at the point of entry. Data theft prevention secures your personal information (credit card numbers and passwords). Parental Control can help you to control employees and children internet usage and filter online content.
  • Parental Control can help you control employees' and children's internet usage and filter online content.
  • You should surf safely because the Anti-Phishing system blocks malicious websites. The is a list of web pages provided by default, and you can add your own websites that you want to block.
  • The feature of the Internet optimizer speeds up your Internet.
  • You can maximize your computer’s performance with the registry cleaner component. With this tool, you can safely clean, repair and optimize the Windows registry. 
  • Privacy Protection guards against identity theft and boosts your system's performance.
  • Moreover, RAM optimizer increases your computer’s physical memory.

If you buy the full version, Max Secure software includes a free 24/7 Technical Customer Support. Users can contact support via phone, email or live chat. However, the support is not actually helpful. Most of the users were not satisfied with the Mac Secure support.

System-performance impact and scans

Once installed, Max Secure Spyware Detector worked quick and smooth. It did not interrupt the system or caused any lags.

Max Secure Spyware Detector is a complete computer security solution for home and business users. The software has two scan types: quick and full scan. Another piece of good news is that it’s only the first scan that takes around half an hour.

The second scan will take only one minute because this software will not scan the files that were not edited. For this reason, Max Secure Spyware Detector is classified as one of the fastest scanning programs. As the test results show, it is not as good as it could be.

One more thing that was not so good was scan reports. They were not as detailed as those generated by other similar programs. You only can see the list of threats and no detailed information about what they are. By the way, Max Secure Spyware Detector marked the eMule software executable file as a threat.

User interface

The interface of the software is simple. The interface looks fresh and wide open. Some users noted that the interface looks quite outdated. Most of the main features can be easily found on the main screen, such as Scan Now, Protection Center, Live Update and Support. On the other windows, the options appear on the left column.

Feature Score
Antivirus protection Mediocre
Additional features Decent set of features
System-performance impact Minimal
Scanning performance Quick Scans
User interface Simple

The final verdict

Max Secure Spyware Detector is an average anti-spyware solution. It provides a lot of features that keep computer safe from the Internet threats. We recommend this software for people who want average quality for a lower price.

Other products

Max Mobi Secure

In order to protect and secure Android devices and their users, Max Secure Software has developed a complete security and privacy suite for the mobile ecosystem. Applications such as Max Total Security, Max Safe Trip, Max Gamer Antivirus, Max Memory Booster, Max Privacy Manager, Private Messages for BBM and Max Call and SMS Blocker will ensure that your Android device is protected and works smoothly.

Max Mobile Security

If you want to read the full Max Total Security for Android review click here.

Max PC Optimization

Max Secure Software offers consumers to increase system performance and optimize the PC. It offers a variety of applications, including Max PC Tuner, Max Internet Optimizer, Max RAM Optimizer and Max Disk Defrag, so your Windows PC would work smoothly and easily. 

Max PC Tuner Windows

The detailed review of Max PC Optimization is here.

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