Spybot  Search and Destroy (Free)

Spybot Search and Destroy (Free) by Safer-Networking Ltd.

4 stars

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4(52)

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9 9

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adware and spyware removal Spybot - Search and Destroy is an adware and spyware detection and removal tool that can protect your system from various malware, keyloggers and other malicious programs. It offers an on-demand scan option as well as real-time protection, browser immunization and tools for advanced users. You can perform a full system scan, which can take some time, or use a file scan to limit scanning to a specific folder. In addition to malware scanning, Spybot provides a variety of advanced tools that allow advanced users to perform manual system inspections by investigating startup areas, browser plug-ins, HOSTS entries and other system settings. Other features include a Rootkit Scanner, system reports, secure file shredding, and more. Besides the free version, Spybot offers Home and Pro versions with additional features. Copyright Snapfiles.com

Product Details

Publisher Safer-Networking Ltd. (2) O/S XP/Vista/7/8
Price Free Requirements None
Version 2.4 ...history File Size 45435 Kb
Last updated Jul 01, 2014

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5 stars57% 30
4 stars26% 14
3 stars9% 5
2 stars1% 1
1 star3% 2
Based on 52 reviews

Latest user reviews:

Spybot is more for professionals 4 stars by Spark245 Jul 29, 2013
Yes like I said a home user is not waiting for a program like this. That is because it is too complicated. Also the program itself is somewhat slow. But the good side is that the detection rate is incredible. I recommend spybot however for home users I recommend Force Byte Detector since this program can get rid of adwaretoolbars and can protect you against adds,scripts,adware,toolbars. This program is pretty lightweight,clean,fast and free! Also this program has a build in cleanup system which is all friendly too use. The program itself is safe (verified by Virus Total) You should check it out. showShow review details
Avg syndrome; bloated, weird, bad... 1 stars by gottleib1885 Jun 04, 2013 (Read all my 6 reviews)
Spybot was my go-to malware program for years until MBAM came along and severely outclassed it. I hadn't used it in a while, but wanted to check behind MBAM, MSE, and SuperAntiSpyware on a laptop I was cleaning up for a friend. I was sorely disappointed with how badly this program has lost focus. From the gimmicks to hide and discourage downloading the free version, to the unnecessarily complicated interface, I recognized this path to bloatware oblivion as the same one AVG took a few years ago when it became the awful, invasive piece of spyware it is today ("security" toolbar, anyone?). With the latest version of Spybot S&D, I could not expediently figure out how to run a full system scan, and it appeared to not even be an option on the free version any more. So I tried to improvise by selecting the entire C drive for a "folder" scan, but this froze the program, which then required a ctrl+alt+del just to be mercifully closed and cleared away. That was all I needed to see. Thanks to the developers for providing a great piece of free software for so many years, and good luck with this as well. showShow review details
Improved to death... 2 stars by TheGodSplinter May 21, 2013
Yep! I've used SS&D for enough years to be unable to remember how many there were. It was a solid, reliable, bug-free item, once. But, newer versions have been depressing let-downs. I can recommend to users to keep their older versions and use those and they'll be a lot happier with how things used to be! Oh...SPYBOT FOLK: If it ain't broken, please don't mend it! showShow review details
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