Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven't intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been "hijacked" (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don't see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Spybot-S&D is free, so there's no harm giving it a try to see if something has invaded your computer.
- Virus scanning and removal (Home Edition and above): The inclusion of the anti-virus engine means that we can now offer live protection against viruses. The anti-virus signature files are multiple times every day. This means real protection always.System
- Simplified view of update screen. Information is now displayed in a clear, understandable graphical format
- Selective removal. Choose only the malware you want remove. You can view what is suspected to be malware on your system and decide if you want to keep it or remove it
- Enhanced GUI: We have simplified the view of many component parts to make it easier for our users to understand what is happening
- Multilingual support: we have now included French and Italian languages. The language can easily be changed from within the settings section in ‘Start Center’
- MRU (Most Recently Used) Scan: If you just want to only do a quick scan you can tell Spybot to only scan the most recently used files
- Scan mode for usage tracks only: You can do a dedicated scan and remove only usage tracks.
- Rootkit Scan:- Rootkit scan has been improved
- Faster scan speeds: In the Home Edition and above the scan engine now supports ‘Multi-core’ processors
- Live Protection:- Real time live protection can be turned on or off depending on users requirements
- Internet Protection: an integrated proxy server blocks suspicious cookies and access to suspect URLs
- Improved ‘Protected Repair Environment’: This exclusive feature is now easier to use as it has its own dedicated easy to use ‘Spybot Taskbar’. The PRE allows you to work in an independent environment that is free from malicious threats
- Updated Boot CD Creator: Integrated tool for creating a Boot CD to allow you to do a ‘clean boot’ of an infected system
- Extensive white list for system files: This is now shared among other Spybot components to further increase scanning speed. You are prompted to create white list in the Start Center on newly commissioned systems
Reviewing 220.127.116.11 (May 27, 2013)
Spybot is great at what it does, and that is to remove spyware and ad-ware. I use it daily for repairing machines. Its the only one I use. It is way better and more thorough than MalwareBytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and Microsoft's Spyware Removal.
I have performed multiple testing with this and other applications because I want the best tools. It doesn't claim to remove malware so I won't dock it for that. It will not detect malware like MoneyPak etc.. I use a malware scanner for this.
Being able to make a boot-able CD. It will start and use 100% CPU but never go past that point.
I think the phone application on it is useless.
Certain sections that are no longer updated are being updated in a different file so it looks like updates aren't being performed.
Reviewing 18.104.22.168 (Apr 9, 2013)
Are any of these reviews actually getting to Spybot S&D? I sure like v 1.6.2 and rely on it a lot and hate to see it go downhill with ver 2.x. I hope Spybot can fix all their bugs - FAST!.
I also noticed Spybot ver 2 does not list Windows 7 as one the the supported OS's. Although win7 sucks in user friendliness, Win7 is far better than Win8.
I'll try and load Spybot 2.x for my own review. ONE crash though and I go back to v1.6.2. Spybot and all other programs would have an easier job if Microsoft would fix their whole OS concept.
Microsoft did the same thing with their geeks (out of touch w real world users) trying to improve MS Windows w bells and whistles and only create new bugs and problems with each new version. They had it right with MSDOS as their OS and "windows" loaded as an "environment" over DOS.
The OS (DOS) should be separate and accessible when the bells and whistles (Windows) crash. They should follow the UNIX concept of building a rock-solid & secure foundation that DOESN'T crash and is non-hack-able with viruses, spyware, malware, etc.
They should have built on that concept to lock down the security and stability of an operating system and allow users to load whichever windows version they wanted over a solid foundation according to their needs. There should be 3 separate Registries, 1.) one for the separate, rock-solid, secure OS, 2.) one for the windows system, drivers and software needed to start and run the ver of windows and 3.) one for ALL Application Programs loaded so when windows crashes, all three Registries are not lost and the entire system w drivers and programs have to be completely re-installed.
I'm ready to go to MAC and junk Microsoft.
I partition my hard drive so the bare minimum Windows files, security sw, hardware drivers, etc., are the only things loaded on the main partition so the PC starts and runs as if there are NO programs on it - it keeps it FAST! I load ALL Program Apps on a separate partition so I have a list of them should they need to be reloaded when windows crashes. To eliminate loss of data, I make sure ALL data, videos, music, images, and anything I create or design is on completely separate partition or even on a separate physical HDD also partitioned. This allows programs to find files a LOT faster than searching en entire HUMONGOUS hard drive for the files - fragmented or not. It also allows for faster backups of data without having to backup programs or Windows files. Think of your hard drive as a 100,000 acre ranch and you have to find 23 calves. If the acreage is partitoned into smaller pastures, it would be a LOT easier and faster to look in one smaller pasture where you put them. The same goes with a 100 GB hard drive.
Reviewing 22.214.171.124 (Jan 24, 2013)
If I can ever get my hands on the Devs of this. This program nuked my Windows 7 OS and now it looks like it cannot be recovered
Reviewing 126.96.36.199 (Jan 13, 2013)
Even the 'vendor' spiel seems vague and evasive. Spybot program maintenance seems to have been abandoned years ago!?
Where could it have obtained or justified the 5 stars? how old are the 82M downloads?
Reviewing 188.8.131.52 (Dec 13, 2012)
This is sad. Spybot was a good program, but the 2.0 version is clunky and overloaded with useless crap.
You definetly want to get this program it is awesome.
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will this fix antivirus7?
I just dl spybotsd162.exe it verified I saved to desktop click run and I can't tell it is doing anything?
Should I get some screen while it is running first.
I have bad Spyware.Monster.FX_WILD it seems to blocj every fix from runing
Yesterday I dl MS Security Essentials and it would not run.
Today I'm trying this.
After seeing the comment by underscore, I felt I should point to this graph:
I'ld hardly call that curve "hardly updated".