SpyBot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

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Scan your computer for spyware and remove it, take preemptive protection measures, repair system inconsistencies and update virus definitions on a regular basis
SpyBot - Search & Destroy - SpyBot - Search & Destroy will help you quickly and easily search your hard disk for so-called spy or adbots
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Protection against spyware is of utmost importance if you want to prevent others from exploiting your personal information and browsing habits. SpyBot - Search & Destroy is a full featured security solution designed to keep this kind of malware away from you, while also providing a suite of tools for file shredding, managing startup items and generating statistics.

Simple GUI

The setup process runs quite smoothly, without taking too much, while the interface has a clean and professional look, with all the available options in the main window. In addition to that, Help contents are provided for each and every tool and thus, making sure that all types of users can learn how to handle SpyBot - Search & Destroy without putting a strain on the computer’s performance.

Scan your computer and view results

The main window provides direct access to the scanning modes, namely: a full system scan that thoroughly analyzes your computer for threats and a custom file and folder scan which allows you to manually select the locations to be processed.

The scanning speed is decent, yet you should know that a full scan can take quite a while. Results are displayed as a list along with information such as location, threat level, type, category, rule and short description, and it is possible to fix all the selected items with just a click of the button.

Immunizations, stats and the advanced mode

A system immunization feature is also available, aimed to apply preventive measures against spyware and blocking malware from infecting your computer, while statistics can be generated automatically, such as the date and time of the last system, file or rootkit scan, as well as the total number of detected items.

An Advanced User Mode can also be used, which triggers a set of complementary options that you can use to manage startup tools, shred files, repair system inconsistencies or perform a rootkit scan.

Update virus definitions regularly and configure other settings

The application is not only able to remove spyware, but it also detects and deletes keyloggers, providing at the same time a fast update tool to download the latest virus definitions. To make sure you are on the safe side all the time, SpyBot - Search & Destroy automatically creates a backup of every single removed file.

Other customizations can be performed from the Settings window. This section allows you to configure Windows explorer and browser integration, ignore lists and scheduled scans.

Conclusion

Taking all of this into consideration, SpyBot - Search & Destroy is a handy real-time protection solution against malware, with reliable spyware detection and disinfection capabilities. However, it is important to note here that the computer’s performance is going to be hampered, as CPU and memory usage is quite high during most processes.

Reviewed by , last updated on July 16th, 2014


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Editor's Review
VERY GOOD
file size:
44.4 MB
price:
FREE!
license type:
Freeware
developed by:
Safer Networking Limited
operating system(s):
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit
category:
C: \ Internet \ Popup / Ad / Spyware Blockers
download hub:
Spyware Remover ( + 2 others )
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What's New in This Release:
  • problems when bdcore.dll is updated (only Spybot +AV editions)
  • for antivirus updates the proxy settings were ignored (only Spybot +AV editions)
  • we rephrased the message that is printed when no new updates are available to be more user-friendly
  • for users of the Polish translation of Spybot, updating was broken
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Spybot - Search & Destroy application was designed to detect and remove spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not y...

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