Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable

Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 18 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6.2
  • Total Downloads:
    303,271
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 03, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    60.41MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,521
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable is a free security program that scans for and removes malicious or unwanted adware, malware, spyware, and other threats on any compatible Windows PC without requiring you to install it. That's because it's been portable-ized by PortableApps. Its download contains everything you need to run Spybot without the program making any changes to your PC, beyond purging junk, that is.

Spybot's portable application installer (.paf) can save the program's executable to virtually any directory, including a USB thumbdrive. Spybot's interface consists of a two-paned main window and a navigation sidebar accessing the program's main features: the main Search & Destroy tool, a Recovery tool, an Immunize feature that protects Web browser, and Update and Donations buttons. Before we initiated a scan, we clicked the Help button, which not only offered a good manual but also a tutorial that walks new users through the program's various steps, complete with illustrations. Under Search & Destroy, we clicked Check for Problems. The scan is thorough and took several minutes; it turned up some minor issues that we could check out by expanding the scan display's tree view. We selected those items we wanted to remove and clicked Fix selected problems, which Spybot did after double-checking our wishes. The Immunize tool adds sites known to be bad to your browser registry's Restricted Zone, if you're running IE or Opera. It blocks such sites from running executable code on your system.

Spybot also offers an Advanced mode that can potentially remove things you want to keep, so use it with caution. It offers a ton of interface language options, too, on the Languages menu. Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable is a great tool for your portable PC toolkit, the one you keep on a USB drive for when friends and relations need help with a PC problem.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Very useful tool."

August 12, 2012  |  By traumig

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable 1.6.2

Pros

Works thoroughly, gives additional information about malware found.

Cons

Not found yet.

Summary

Must have it on USB-flash to use everywhere.

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4 stars

"A good program, but not much different from others."

May 15, 2012  |  By eubie12

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable 1.6.2

Pros

Spybot did a good job finding and removing trackers, but it also missed a few that another program picked up.

Cons

It did miss a few spies that another program found.

Summary

It did a good job, but it doesn't distance itself from other Spy catchers.

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5 stars

"with age comes experience, spybot is old and wise"

March 21, 2012  |  By ra-systems

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable 1.6.2

Pros

spybot has been around a while, it is one of the tools i use to do standard cleanup's and immunizations on pc's. i find it general will find more than most other free cleanup tools. is easy to use, and gets the job done.

Cons

remember to run as admin for vista or windows 7. as it will not automatically have admin authority.

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5 stars

"Repaired mouse errors."

February 09, 2012  |  By Latha9990

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable 1.6.2

Pros

It repaired my mouse 'right click' & 'double click' problems.

Cons

None that I know of.

Summary

I thought mouse clicks don't work because of hardware problems. But spybot repaired them amazingly. When it shows 'right media' 'left media' etc, you just have to see the top & click the 'fix selected problems' to repair the mouse problems instantly. Update whenever you have mouse problems. I'm having 'Malwarebytes' for spies. I'd strongly recommend this for mouse problems.

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5 stars

"found viruses and spyware"

November 16, 2011  |  By mike2417

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable 1.6.2

Pros

It did get the job done.

Cons

Had to scan it more than once.to get my p c cleaned.

Summary

Overall it worked good for me.I would recommend it.It is a little slow.But it worked okay.Had to restart my computer.And then I ran a full scan with anti virus program.After these were done ,ran a repair on the registry.

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5 stars

"Smooth running, thorough, and user friendly."

November 13, 2011  |  By margomase

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable 1.6.2

Pros

Updating and running the program is very simple.

Cons

Does not update automatically.

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2 stars

"Long awaited"

November 05, 2011  |  By ParePro

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable 1.6.2

Pros

does everything it says

Cons

really slowed down Win 7 64bit and Google

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2 stars

"It Didn't Work"

October 27, 2011  |  By jbridge

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable 1.6.2

Pros

Easy to install.

Cons

Unfortunately not effective.

Summary

Find something else instead.

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4 stars

"works as advertised"

July 10, 2011  |  By hawkeye1956

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable 1.6.2

Pros

easy of use and also the depth the programs goes into.

Cons

I didnt find any

Summary

As good as the rest of the best if you not what that means lol

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4 stars

"SpyBot is always Good."

February 17, 2011  |  By tomcatathome

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable 1.6.2

Pros

It does what they say it does.

Cons

I have not found any.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher PortableApps
Publisher web site http://portableapps.com/
Release Date January 03, 2011
Date Added January 03, 2011
Version 1.6.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Portable Applications
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 60.41MB
File Name SpybotPortable_2.4.paf.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 303,271
Downloads Last Week 1,521
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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