Spybot  Search and Destroy (Free)

Spybot Search and Destroy (Free)

4 stars

Editor's Rating


User Rating

9 9


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) Price Free
Version 2.4  history Last updated Jul 01, 2014
File Size 44.3 Mb Requirements None

User Reviews

5 stars56% 30
4 stars26% 14
3 stars11% 6
2 stars1% 1
1 star3% 2
Based on 53 reviews

Latest user reviews:

Used to be great 3 stars by 7327837886 Nov 10, 2014
When they offered a true, Free version, I was an impressed user. The "nag" screen asking for donations was perfect. Over time, I donated money, particularly when the software helped me remove difficult spyware from myother computers. Now they offer a "FREE" versoion that clearly is crippled, and not as good. Want true protection? PAY PAY PAY. forget it.. ...it's just not that good anymore, and it's slow, show Review details
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. show 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. show Review details
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