Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable
Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable is a software application that helps you keep your computer clean and safe from web-based threats by detecting and removing spyware from the system. This way, you can prevent other users from accessing sensitive data.
Since this is the portable version of the program, it is important to mention that it doesn’t leave any traces in the Windows Registry. You can copy it on any USB flash drive or other devices, and take it with you whenever you need to delete spyware on the breeze.
Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable sports a clean and intuitive GUI that allows users to opt for a full scanning method, which searches the computer for potential threats and displays comprehensive results, and a custom mode which allows users to select the files and folders to be scanned.
Of course, the scanning operation may take some time especially if you have large files on the PC. At the end of the task, you can remove the selected threats or send the items to the quarantine. Plus, it is possible to view statistics about the scanned files, quarantined items, and other details.
What’s more, you can enable the immunization feature for making the application block some common threats, and remove keyloggers.
The program also provides an advanced mode that offers access to a complete suite of tools designed to help you create system logs, manage autostart items, shred files, repair system inconsistences, or scan for rootkits, as well as configure various dedicated parameters (e.g. configure Windows explorer and browser integration, ignore lists).
All things considered, Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable proves to be a reliable security tool that allows users to remove spyware, as well as fix Registry issues, delete files and manage autostart items.