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:
    303,271
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 23, 2012
  • 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

"Dependable and reasonably quick"

May 25, 2013  |  By cwayneu

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable 2.0.12

Pros

Have used this several times to find worms and dangerous cookie that others failed to locate.

Cons

As with any of these type packages, I wish they could be faster, although Spybot is faster than most.

Summary

This is a great tool to find and eliminate gremlins that slip by your active virus protection software.

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5 stars

"Great portable tool!"

November 30, 2012  |  By lance444

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable 2.0.12

Pros

Just what I needed and wanted to find and clean infections on various PCs. Updates just like the original spybot and it doesn't have an expiration date like some portable anti-spywares. It's free too!!!

Cons

No cons really.

Summary

I'v been looking for a portable anti-spyware and Spybot portable just fits the bill. Its updatable, easy to us and few false positives. Fantastic program!

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Full Specifications

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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 XP, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 8
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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