The PC program does NOT connect directly with the Joo Vuu X.You can open the PC program without the X being connected.Recent versions of Windows include a built-in software firewall.Spyware is a class of malware that, as its name implies, is typically designed to spy on you or your computer, silently collecting information that is subsequently sent on to others for typically nefarious purposes.As a result, every so often I get push-back – often angry push-back – that Windows Defender remains my primary recommendation.There are several reasons I stick to that position.It’s the same as Windows Defender, except it’s not pre-installed.Important: the “Windows Defender” you might find pre-installed in some earlier versions of Windows is Every so often, Windows Defender comes under fire for rating lower than other security packages in tests published online.
You would need a separate utility for each: one anti-virus program, and another anti-spyware.
Some programs have become as much self-promotion tools as they are anti-malware tools, bombarding you with sales pitches and upgrade offers to the point of getting in the way of your work. So to the extent that I mention specific tools below, – “let the buyer beware”.
I can’t honestly predict that the tools will remain recommendation-worthy.
I used it for many years myself back in its anti-spyware days.
AVG, Avira, and Avast, or the “three AV’s”, as I like to call them, are three other free solutions that I’ve recommended over the years. If your machine becomes infected with malware of some sort, there’s a good chance that you won’t be able to actually download anything, because the malware will prevent it.
In reality, the lines between spyware and other forms of malware tend to blur, although typically a protection solution for each is still required. Good basic protection in four steps with only one download.