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Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable

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Editors' Rating:
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
out of 20 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5.42.0
  • Total Downloads:
    464,174
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 15, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    114.16MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,696
  • 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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1 stars

"Sad to say but RIP SS&D"

July 22, 2016  |  By Rusty-D

2016-07-22 05:32:32  |  By Rusty-D

 |  Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable 2.5.42.0

Pros

Still has some nice feaures

Cons

Memory hungry and "Live" detection sucks.
Doesnt play well with WIN 10

Summary

Have used it for many years but since 2015and the new releases has on several occasions caused more problem than malware does.If you are on win8 or 10 do NOT use live protection. I have a 12 core I7 with 24 Gig RAM, and it stopped it dead in its tracks. In Task Manager you can just watch it starting off process after process until nothing runs. Sad to see a great product go this way.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5.42.0
Version 2.5.42.0 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher PortableApps
Publisher web site http://portableapps.com/
Release Date February 15, 2016
Date Added February 15, 2016
Version 2.5.42.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Portable Applications
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 114.16MB
File Name SpybotPortable_2.5.paf.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 464,174
Downloads Last Week 1,696
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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