Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable

Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.12
  • Total Downloads:
    259,973
  • Date Added:
    November 23, 2012
  • File Size:
    54.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,838
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8

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

    "Malwarebytes sucks in comparison! Its that good."

    August 12, 2014   |   By nathan_root

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable 2.2

    Pros

    Extremely well made. Detects spywares easily n roots them out.

    Cons

    None. Couldn't find anything wrong with it.

    Summary

    Highly recommended. Probably the best anti-spyware software ever!

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    General
    Publisher PortableApps
    Publisher web site http://portableapps.com/
    Release Date November 22, 2012
    Date Added November 23, 2012
    Version 2.0.12
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory Portable Applications
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 54.67MB
    File Name SpybotPortable_2.2.paf.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 259,973
    Downloads Last Week 1,838
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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