Spybot - Search & Destroy

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    4.2 stars

    out of 5,735 votes

    • 5 star: 3345
    • 4 star: 1380
    • 3 star: 318
    • 2 star: 170
    • 1 star: 522
  • Current version:

    3.7 stars

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star: 16
    • 4 star: 6
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 3.0 stars

    "Works well on PC only, has update problems"

    June 1, 2016  |   By spacegiant

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    Free. Catches a ton of junk that Malwarebytes and Avast miss. Easy to use on Windows 7 PC.

    Cons

    Every time, some files fail to update. Does not work on Windows 7 laptop; refuses to update signatures, and system scan is unclickable/grayed out. Reinstalle with same results.

    Summary

    When Spybot S&D works, it works well. Otherwise, it doesn't run at all. I don't know what it misses because for several years, the virus databases have never completely updated.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "On Windows 7 it works well"

    May 11, 2016  |   By Riglats

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    My CPU was running at 100% a svchost.exe problem and pc wasn't able to run updates.Ran Spybot and problems solved.

    Cons

    Could live without the occasional pop up that acts as a reminder.

    Summary

    I like this program and it works well.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great product."

    April 29, 2016  |  

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    Fast and easy to use

    Cons

    None can be found

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Could not get it to work right"

    February 16, 2016  |   By Ronboman65

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    None pain in the butt waste of time on window 10

    Cons

    Would not install right and I am a tech, tried to remove it and ran into popups on my computer that I had to go into the main file to remove, even tho I have a power uninstaller.

    Summary

    I hate programs that just do not want to let go of your computer, this is malware and adware crap.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "have been using it for years"

    December 26, 2015  |   By sunburst99

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    It always catches stuff that MalwareBytes misses. I've run the two many times and seen this. I've used it successfully with Windows 7 for years.

    Cons

    But I'm bothered by the comments above about it containing malware, and turning off anti-virus software on Windows 10, which happened to me this week after I loaded Spybot on my laptop. I'v seen this previously on Win 8.1, but could not figure out what caused it. Could not get Defender re-enabled to save my life (ie computer) after it was disabled. I had to load Xfinity's Norton suite to have any protection at all!

    Summary

    use with caution. Pay attention to the anti-virus interactions.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Does not wok with Windows 10 TURNS OFF ANTI VIRUS"

    September 28, 2015  |   By jedi5ive

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    it looks for adware and malware

    Cons

    Turns off Anti Virus(Windows Defender) without notice, and blocks it from being turned on again. I am going to have to format and reinstall windows 10 due to it tries to reinstall itself.

    Summary

    Avoid if you have Windows 10

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  • 1.0 stars

    "PROBLEM with them"

    September 4, 2015  |   By wolf415

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    i love spy bot but HATE there anti virus

    Cons

    Payed 13.99 for there top of the line anti virus BUT could not get it to load on to my system. e mailed them they sent a link . OK i used got nothing, ok e mailed them
    once more got another link used it nothing. asked for refund got silence for 2 days
    up set i asked them for refund once more. got sh$%tty email from them but no refund.

    Summary

    USE THE FREE WARE DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THEM .
    BUYER BEWARE

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not complete"

    August 29, 2015  |   By dinger58

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    Cheap and looks nice

    Cons

    Does not work. tells me it is updating database but actually is doing nothing. It says it is downloading but task manager shows no download activity. 10 minutes after starting I still can't start a scan.

    Summary

    Worried this might be spyware itself. Very suspicious of software that claims to install with no signatures then seems to pretend to be downloading.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Can't live without it!"

    August 24, 2015  |   By Glenda Vidal

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    Finds all spyware and malware
    It's free (donations suggested)

    Cons

    Norton doesn't install if Spybot is installed, you have to uninstall Spybot and re install it afterwards.
    Could take time
    Some times it takes more than one try to immunize your computer.

    Summary

    Very reliable
    This software has saved my computers more than once.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Still bloathed UX"

    June 3, 2015  |   By llamalucas

    Version: Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.4.40

    Pros

    Works really fine

    Cons

    Not very fast, I can't still love the new interface

    Summary

    I liked it more in the old 1.6 version.

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