Security Software Antivirus Software Spybot - Search & Destroy Detection Updates

Spybot - Search & Destroy Detection Updates 2013-07-31 for Windows

by Safer-Networking Ltd.

Avg. Rating 4.7 (628 votes)

File Details

File Size 6.8 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 153,400
Publisher Safer-Networking Ltd.
Homepage Spybot - Search & Destroy Detection Updates

Publisher's Description

Spybot - Search & Destroy Detection Updates will allow you to update your Spybot S&D detections without the need for the included WebUpdate.

Latest Reviews

mikebray

mikebray reviewed v2013-07-31 on Mar 12, 2014

kerimachin

kerimachin reviewed v2012-09-05 on Jul 22, 2013

pretty dang good

guleb

guleb reviewed v2012-09-05 on Jan 30, 2013

best softver ever

bobad

bobad reviewed v2010-06-16 on Jul 28, 2010

I've been a big fan of Spybot S&D for several years, but it needs a refresh.

If you have 1.2 million definitions, you BETTER have a fast scanner or intelligent scanning algorithyms. Unfortuantely, it doesn't. It's way too slow, and I'm looking for alternatives. The main program freezes a lot, especially on old slow computers I sometimes must use it on. It's even slow and occasionally freezes up on my personal machine, which is top notch. Time to re-write the main app from the ground up!

As for the definitions, they're badly bloated but probably the most complete out there. 4 stars for the definitions, 3 stars for the scanner!

xNADEx

xNADEx reviewed v2010-01-06 on Jun 22, 2010

Easy to use, and takes care of the problem. Excellent program all around. I suggest to all friends and family, especially those without much PC understanding.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v2009-08-05 on Sep 16, 2009

Abandoned.

jspratjr

jspratjr reviewed v2009-04-01 on Apr 2, 2009

"Now really worth the download."

Assume you meant "Not" - Totally disagree. Your points are valid IF someone uses the product ONLY to protect against the "latest and greatest" as you say. This program provides so much more, and is a great supplement to real-time protection (commercial or otherwise).

roj

roj reviewed v2009-04-01 on Apr 1, 2009

Not really worth the download. The long-standing problem with this product is that it's free. Since it's free and maintained by ONE person, he can't possibly keep up with the latest and greatest nasties. That reduces the value of the product enormously.

Sorry, but the commercial products and even the freeware products sponsored by commercial concerns stomp all over it and the nasties sail by it laughing. Run your own tests - the truth will immediately become painfully obvious. If you really want to run something that you can use as a supplement to an AV program check out Malwarebytes. It REALLY works.

THREE stars for a good effort that falls far short.

madmike

madmike reviewed v2009-02-04 on Feb 6, 2009

The Defacto standard, nuff said

siggi

siggi reviewed v2008-12-30 on Dec 30, 2008

Excellent program...EXCEPT....PLEASE ADD: PAUSE SCANNING.
Because when I scan and I would like to PAUSE A WHILE....its NOT POSSIBLE!!

I have to stop the whole scanning process!!

Thank you very much for your cooperation with your excellent software program

Avg. Rating 4.7 (628 votes)
Your Rating
mikebray

mikebray reviewed v2013-07-31 on Mar 12, 2014

kerimachin

kerimachin reviewed v2012-09-05 on Jul 22, 2013

pretty dang good

guleb

guleb reviewed v2012-09-05 on Jan 30, 2013

best softver ever

bobad

bobad reviewed v2010-06-16 on Jul 28, 2010

I've been a big fan of Spybot S&D for several years, but it needs a refresh.

If you have 1.2 million definitions, you BETTER have a fast scanner or intelligent scanning algorithyms. Unfortuantely, it doesn't. It's way too slow, and I'm looking for alternatives. The main program freezes a lot, especially on old slow computers I sometimes must use it on. It's even slow and occasionally freezes up on my personal machine, which is top notch. Time to re-write the main app from the ground up!

As for the definitions, they're badly bloated but probably the most complete out there. 4 stars for the definitions, 3 stars for the scanner!

xNADEx

xNADEx reviewed v2010-01-06 on Jun 22, 2010

Easy to use, and takes care of the problem. Excellent program all around. I suggest to all friends and family, especially those without much PC understanding.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v2009-08-05 on Sep 16, 2009

Abandoned.

jspratjr

jspratjr reviewed v2009-04-01 on Apr 2, 2009

"Now really worth the download."

Assume you meant "Not" - Totally disagree. Your points are valid IF someone uses the product ONLY to protect against the "latest and greatest" as you say. This program provides so much more, and is a great supplement to real-time protection (commercial or otherwise).

roj

roj reviewed v2009-04-01 on Apr 1, 2009

Not really worth the download. The long-standing problem with this product is that it's free. Since it's free and maintained by ONE person, he can't possibly keep up with the latest and greatest nasties. That reduces the value of the product enormously.

Sorry, but the commercial products and even the freeware products sponsored by commercial concerns stomp all over it and the nasties sail by it laughing. Run your own tests - the truth will immediately become painfully obvious. If you really want to run something that you can use as a supplement to an AV program check out Malwarebytes. It REALLY works.

THREE stars for a good effort that falls far short.

madmike

madmike reviewed v2009-02-04 on Feb 6, 2009

The Defacto standard, nuff said

siggi

siggi reviewed v2008-12-30 on Dec 30, 2008

Excellent program...EXCEPT....PLEASE ADD: PAUSE SCANNING.
Because when I scan and I would like to PAUSE A WHILE....its NOT POSSIBLE!!

I have to stop the whole scanning process!!

Thank you very much for your cooperation with your excellent software program

Lawrence01

Lawrence01 reviewed v2008-10-01 on Oct 1, 2008

I trust this more than some of the ones you have to pay for.

zeeZee

zeeZee reviewed v2008-09-03 on Sep 7, 2008

detection updates are frequent enough, still, after years of being a top piece of software.

jaguar

jaguar reviewed v2008-04-16 on Apr 17, 2008

I've been using it for years on all my units (4) and I install it on all the units I build for friends. It does the job and does it very well indeed.
And for the price??...even if you paid for your version, don't grumble; other less efficient software costs more and does not come with a free option

Project51

Project51 reviewed v2008-04-16 on Apr 16, 2008

Still the best FREEWARE antispyware. PCmag will of course endorse only the paid antispyware... duh. After that it will ask you if you want to install and pay for Antispam, Antivirus, Antitrojan, Antihack, Antispyware all different product and all with difference pricetag.

RWW

RWW reviewed v2008-01-23 on Jan 26, 2008

Used this for a long time, excellent!
theqwerty: Where the hell you come from? Find a friend or brother-in-law or maybe the guy at work that knows a little bit about computers. Fix it.

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